Jane Fonda will join the Vienna Opera Ball with a 90-year-old date

Jane Fonda will join the Vienna Opera Ball with a 90-year-old date

VIENNA (AP) – American actor Jane Fonda On Wednesday, he said he had accepted an invitation from an Austrian building tycoon to attend the Vienna Opera Ball because he offered to “pay me quite a bit of money”.

85-year-old Academy Award and Golden Globe winner Her date, 90-year-old Richard Lugner, told a news conference that she needed the money to pay her bills and support her grandchildren.

“I support a lot of people,” Fonda said.

Opera balls are a highlight of Austria’s social calendar and are known for a guest list that includes many celebrities. This year’s event is on Thursday.

Lugner is known for paying undisclosed amounts to famous women for playing ball. Her past guests include Pamela Anderson, Kim Kardashian and model Ellie McPherson.

Fonda said her commitment would not include ballroom dancing because she has a “fake shoulder, two fake hips, two fake knees.”

“I’m old and I can fall apart,” quips the actor, whose recent roles include the TV series “Grace and Frankie” and Film “80 for Brady.”

He admitted to not being well informed before accepting Lugner’s invitation, telling reporters that he thought it was An “Opera Performance” And not a ball.

Fonda, who is well known for her activism To prevent teenage pregnancy And to combat climate change, he said he was “sorry” to learn Austrian oil and gas company OMV is sponsoring the Vienna Opera Ball.

“These fossil fuel companies are criminals. They are criminals. They are killing people. They are killing the planet,” he said.

“Please try to stop your opera getting support from an oil company,” Fonda added.

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