Photo shows Jane Fonda transformed into Nancy Reagan
(Photo: AP Images/Oprah,Twitter)
The 74-year-old is appearing in the movie, a historical drama told from the perspective of the White House servant (played by Forest Whitaker) who served eight presidents in the White House, from Harry Truman through Ronald Reagan -- meaning plenty of chances for cameos from A-list actors, including Oprah Winfrey as the butler's wife.
Fonda's eyebrows arch up, and her red lips are pressed together in a tight smile. Wearing statement jewelry and signature red: That's Nancy Reagan, all right. In his blog in the 'Village Voice,' Michael Musto posted the photo and noted, "Let me tell you, I just got a chill." While Reagan fans may take issue with the liberal activist channeling the conservative, Fonda took to her website to note that Nancy Reagan approved of the casting choice.
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The Oscar winner wrote on her site as filming began, "I'm excited about this. I feel very ready to take her on. ... I know that she (Nancy) is pleased that I am playing her. I know this because a friend of mine, writer Annette Tapert, was at a party given for her ... birthday. I asked Annette to tell Ms. Reagan I was honored to be playing her."