Fifty years after Robert Redford and Jane Fonda played newlyweds in “Barefoot In The Park”, the actors are reuniting once again in the new Netflix drama, “Our Souls At Night”.
The Oscar-winners come together on screen for the fourth time in their careers as a couple who unexpectedly find love later in life. Based on the best-selling novel of the same name, the widowed Addie (Fonda) pays a visit to her neighbour, Louis (Redford), a man she’s had little contact with, despite being part of the same small town. With their adult children living far away, Addie and Louis each find themselves alone, yearning for a a connection to make the most out of their twilight years.
In the five decades since they first worked together, Fonda confessed to Ellen DeGeneres that she fell for her co-star each time. Since their last on-screen pairing in 1979’s “The Electric Horseman”, Fonda says their dynamic has changed now that they’ve “grown up.”
“I realize that I’ve grown up, because in the three previous movies, I was always in love with him,” Fonda told Ellen DeGeneres. “I fell in love every time, so if a day went by when he wouldn’t speak to me . . . there were days when he wouldn’t speak to me unless it was part of the script. I always took it personally: ‘What if he doesn’t like me? I did something wrong.'”
While now the actress admits she doesn’t shy away from calling out Redford for being silent on set, she is still charmed by his handsome good looks.
“The only problem with working with Bob is that I just look into his . . . I kind of fall into his eyes and forget my dialogue,” she reveals. “God so good looking.”
Co-starring Bruce Dern, Matthias Schoenaerts and Judy Greer, “Our Souls At Night” will launch on the streaming platform on Sept. 29.