Actress Jane Fonda has reportedly refused to say “Jesus Christ” in the context of taking the Lord’s name in vain on the “Grace and Frankie” show on which she stars, because of her Christian faith.
Series co-creator Marta Kauffman said at the Paley Center for Media’s “Going Beyond the Number” event in New York on Tuesday that Fonda, who stars as retired cosmetics mogul Grace Henson on the Netflix show, has pushed back against using such language on the series so the writers have to rework her dialogue.
“We’ve had little things, like Jane didn’t feel comfortable saying — honestly, it was ‘Jesus Christ,'” she said at the event, according to The Hollywood Reporter. “Jane didn’t feel comfortable saying, ‘Jesus Christ.'”
Kauffman insisted that she was happy to comply with her request, as she does with the requests of the show’s other stars, namely Lily Tomlin, Martin Sheen and Sam Waterston.
“These four actors are the most professional, glorious people I’ve ever worked with. I love them. So when they have an issue, it’s not that they’re being divas,” Kauffman said.
“It’s not that they’re being self-important. They have a real issue.”
The 80-year-old actress, who is a two-time Academy Award-winner, a former fashion model and political activist, has talked about her Christian faith on her website, revealing that she grew up as an atheist before finding God, though she does not follow organized religion.
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Source: Christian Post