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Jane Fonda Shares What Has Surprised Her About the Time's Up Movement

The Hollywood icon never thought she'd see the day when this took place.

By Laura Rosenfeld
Jane Fonda & Lily Tomlin Praise Time’s Up

Jane Fonda has never been shy about expressing her political views, including speaking out about feminism and women's rights. So, of course, the Grace & Frankie star has had a lot to say these days as sexual harassment and assault in Hollywood has become a major topic of conversation in the nation. 

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Fonda revealed that there's something surprising about the Time's Up movement, which was launched by 300 prominent women in Hollywood prior to the Golden Globes to end sexual harassment, intimidation, and abuse in the workplace. "The Time's Up movement that was launched at the Golden Globes, what I never thought I'd see and I'm so happy about, these are Hollywood actresses who are joining with women farm workers, office workers, domestic workers, waitresses, all the people who don't have the kind of voice that we do, who face much more sexual harassment than we do, this is fantastic intersectionality," Fonda said during an appearance on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen Thursday (clip above).

She and her Grace & Frankie co-star Lily Tomlin also noted on WWHL that there are still improvements to be made in society in the area of equal pay for women. 

While speaking about Harvey Weinstein during an interview with CNN's Christiane Amanpour last October, Fonda shared that she has had her own experiences with sexual harassment in Hollywood, although not with Weinstein. However, she said she felt "ashamed" about not speaking up about Weinstein's alleged sexual misconduct when she heard it about a year ago from actress Rosanna Arquette. "I found out about Harvey about a year ago, and I'm ashamed that I didn't say anything right then," she said. "I was not that bold, because I guess it hadn't happened to me and so I didn't feel it was my place." 

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