86-Year-Old Veteran Feels She Deserves an Apology From Jennifer Lopez After Their On Set Incident

Jennifer Lopez once accidentally injured veteran Jane Fonda on the face during a scene in Monster-in-Law.

86-Year-Old Veteran Feels She Deserves an Apology From Jennifer Lopez After Their On Set Incident


  • Jennifer Lopez and Jane Fonda co-starred in the 2005 romantic comedy Monster-In-Law.
  • Fonda recalled a particular scene in which Lopez’s ring cut her face while the two actors were slapping each other.
  • The Oscar winner jokingly demanded an apology from Lopez for this incident.
Show More
Featured Video

Jennifer Lopez is one celebrity who has navigated a singing and acting career seamlessly and with equal success. The sensual star has proved her versatility by taking on roles in different genres from drama to action to comedy. Lopez has also worked with an array of co-stars, including many veteran actors in Hollywood. In 2005, the Jenny from the Block singer starred with one of America’s most seasoned and loved actors Jane Fonda, in the romantic comedy Monster-in-Law.

Jennifer Lopez and Jane Fonda in Monster-in-Law

In the film, Lopez and Fonda play bickering future daughter-in-law and mother-in-law who try to one-up each other constantly. The film required both celebrities to have physical cat fights as well. One scene saw the Enough actor getting into character a bit too much during a series of slaps that actually landed up hurting Fonda. The 86-year-old Oscar winner took it in her stride and jokingly trolled Lopez for not apologizing for the mishap.

When Jennifer Lopez Attacked Jane Fonda On Screen

Many times, the experiences shared with co-stars while filming a movie become memorable and unforgettable. Hollywood stars Jennifer Lopez and Jane Fonda will always recall their work together in the 2005 romantic comedy Monster-in-Law. The story required both actors to be at complete loggerheads with each other and included a few scenes of physical attack as well.

Jennifer Lopez
Jennifer Lopez accidentally cut Jane Fonda on the face during a scene in Monster-In-Law

In one chaotic segment, Lopez and Fonda exchange a series of slaps that slowly got out of hand. As filming began, the Oscar-winning veteran revealed that Lopez got a bit carried away in the moment. Her enthusiasm led to her accidentally injuring Fonda on her face with her ring during the slapping session. In an appearance at The Drew Barrymore Show, the Coming Home actor looked back at the incident and jokingly called out her co-star for her action.

We have a slapping scene. I slap her, she slaps me, I slap her… Well, Jennifer, she had this enormous diamond ring. And so when she slapped me one of the times, it cut open across my eye. My eyebrow. She’s never apologized”.

As it turned out, the accidental injury did not do much damage, and Jane Fonda took the whole incident very sportingly and in good humor. Monster-in-Law went on to become a box office success mainly due to the chemistry between the Lopez and Fonda.

Jennifer Lopez Is A Razzie Nominee Again

It’s hard to imagine that a star with soaring popularity and a plethora of awards in the music and acting field like Jennifer Lopez can also be seen as someone who can perform under par. But that is exactly the case with her nomination in the Razzies 2024, in which she is up for the Worst Acting Performance of 2023 for The Mother. While the film’s narrative received flak for its unimpressive storyline, Lopez’s portrayal of a pregnant contract killer did not touch a chord with even the most ardent fans of the singer-actor.

Jennifer Lopez
Jennifer Lopez in The Mother

Surprisingly, Lopez has been previously nominated a whopping 9 times for a Razzie and has won two of those awards, which ironically came for her collaboration with her husband Ben Affleck. The couple who were previously engaged in 2002 were dubiously awarded the worst screen couple for Gigli while Lopez also took home the Razzie for Worst Acting Performance in the same film. With The Mother receiving only a 42% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, the singer will be hoping that she can escape being a Razzie winner this time around.


Written by Sharanya Sankar

Articles Published: 1106

Sharanya Sankar, Writer for Fandomwire
Having completed her Masters degree in Journalism and Mass Communication, Sharanya has a solid foundation in writing which is also one of her passions. She has worked previously with Book My show for a couple of years where she gained experience reviewing films and writing feature articles. Sharanya’s articles on film and pop culture have also been published on Film Companion, a popular film-based website. Apart from movies and pop culture, her interests include music and sports. She has contributed over 650 articles to Fandomwire so far.