When it was revealed that Megyn Kelly would no longer be haunting the 3rd hour of the Today show, I pictured how Jane “We Really Want To Talk About That Now?” Fonda responded to the news. Is there a word for a joy so dangerously intense it risks blowing your head clean off your neck? Even if there is,that’s not what Jane Fonda was feeling.
Jane talked to Entertainment Tonight at the Women’s Media Center Awards in NYC last night. In a move that I’m sure was in no way motivated by hoping to see Jane continue to drag Megyn, they asked her about the end of Megyn Kelly Today. Jane was compassionate and confessed that she really was hoping Megyn could have made it.
“I feel badly, because, you know, I wanted her to make it, I did. That’s always how everyone learns, through making mistakes. It’s through failure that we grow and learn. I know that has been true for me, and I think it is for everybody.”
The “mistakes” Jane mentioned could’ve been the question from Megyn about her surgeries, or Megyn’s dumb follow-up to why that question was asked. But she’s probably referencing Megyn’s dumb blackface-on-Halloween comments.
Jane added that it’s important for women to tell stories in media, and how important it is that there’s equal representation. So maybe part of me believes Jane when she says that she was hoping Megyn could have made it on NBC. The petty part of me believes she was hoping Megyn might stick around, so that Megyn could be tricked into having Jane as a guest for the second time, and Jane could treat all the viewers at home with Round 2 of Megyn vs. Jane’s Eye Rolls.