At the age of 85, Jane Fonda, an esteemed Hollywood legend, has had the privilege of crossing paths with numerous renowned actors and performers throughout her illustrious career.
Recently, she took the opportunity to reflect on her experience with the iconic Michael Jackson. Their paths intertwined on the set of the film “On the Golden Lake,” where Jane Fonda shared the screen with her father, Henry Fonda.
In addition to the legendary actress Katharine Hepburn, a young 22-year-old Michael Jackson was also part of the film. Even at such a young age, Jackson exhibited a profound passion for the film industry.
Jane Fonda fondly recalls how Michael Jackson approached her eagerly, seeking advice and a deeper understanding of the film industry. However, it was Katharine Hepburn who truly captivated the young superstar. Initially harboring prejudices due to Jackson’s skin color, Hepburn’s perspective underwent a transformative change as she got to know him better.
Recognizing his immense talent, Hepburn would spend hours regaling him with instructive stories, which Michael absorbed with great enthusiasm. She encouraged him to always remain hungry and committed to the depth of his craft.
Amidst their time together on the film set, Jane Fonda couldn’t resist sharing a memorable and slightly provocative incident involving Michael Jackson. On a captivating moonlit night, the young Jackson proposed a nude swim in the lake.
Without hesitation, he undressed before Fonda, who recalls him as being quite slender. Fonda speculates that deep down, Jackson may have had an inkling about his shortened life expectancy and perhaps anticipated that she would eventually share this intriguing anecdote with the public. It is worth noting that Michael Jackson tragically passed away in 2009 at the age of 50.