Does A True Friendship In Hollywood Exist? Jane Fonda And Meryl Streep Prove That It Does!
Meryl Street to Jane Fonda: “You are my mentor”
Jane Fonda is considered an icon for many young actresses who only begin their path to success in Hollywood. In her 80, the Oscar-winning actress still looks fabulous and immediately steals the spotlight with her every appearance on the red carpet.
Meryl Streep is another Hollywood icon whose talent and sense of style make younger actresses stay in line to ask the star what her secret is.
They are so different and, at the same time, they have so much in common. Did you know that it was Jane Fonda who helped Meryl Streep get her first success and fame in the television industry?
Two actresses met in 1977 on set of the drama film Julia. At that time, Fonda was a recognized star, while Streep only began her acting career. Recalling their work together, Fonda said her co-star constantly asked all kinds of hard questions that nobody else would dare to ask.
During her first day on set, Streep recalled how she tried not to forget her script’s dialogue and direction. The actress was very nervous. She still remembers what Fonda told her that day:
Look down, ... over there, that green tape on the floor, that’s you. That’s your mark. And if you land on it, you will be in the light, and you will be in the movie.
Well, it seems like Streep followed her mentor’s advice because, after her great role in Julia, her career began to develop pretty fast.
Meryl Streep’s touching tribute to her good friend
After their mutual work in Julia, Fonda recommended the amateur actress, Meryl Streep, to several other projects, where Meryl confirmed her acting talent and strong character.
Streep expressed her good attitude and the most grateful feelings to her close friend, Jane Fonda, during her emotional speech at the AFI Lifetime Achievement Awards in 2014.
I thank you for your guidance. You are incredible.
During her speech, the star also joked about Fonda’s training programs and mentioned she is ready to work out together.
You can watch Meryl Streep’s emotional tribute to her good friend in the video below.
True friendship between two powerful and successful women is not a fiction. Meryl Streep and Jane Fonda keep their friendship alive for many years. The Hollywood greats show a perfect example to young actresses that it is always better to have a good friend able to give you a helping hand.