Megyn Kelly’s new NBC morning show, “Megyn Kelly Today,” is off to a rough start.
Wednesday morning, Kelly sat down with Oscar-winning actress Jane Fonda and Robert Redford. The duo were there to promote their new film, “Our Souls at Night,” but Kelly decided to ask Fonda about the plastic surgery work she’s had done – and she was promptly shut down by the 79-year-old actress.
“You, you’ve been an example to everyone, on how to age beautifully and with strength. And unapologetically,” Kelly began. “You admit you had work done. I think it’s to your credit. You look amazing. Have you … why did you say … I read you felt you’re not proud to admit you had work done, why not?”
Fonda’s response was blunt: “We really want to talk about that right now?”
From that point, Fonda took complete control of the interview, telling Kelly: “Let me tell you why I love this movie that we did, ‘Our Souls at Night,’ rather than plastic surgery.”
This is the second fumble in just two days for Kelly. On Tuesday, “Will & Grace” star Debra Messing revealed on an Instagram post that she regretted going on Kelly’s show Monday: “Honestly I didn’t know it was MK until that morning. The itinerary just said Today Show appearance. Regret going on. Dismayed by her comments.”
The “comments” Messing is referring to was an awkward exchange between Kelly and a “Will & Grace” superfan whom she asked if he was inspired to become gay and a lawyer because of Eric McCormack’s character on the show, a gay attorney.
On the debut episode of her new show, Kelly told the live audience, “The truth is, I am kinda done with politics for now.” Perhaps she spoke too soon.
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