Jane Fonda Meets Stephen Hawking


Jane Fonda, who plays a woman with ALS in 33 Variations, the Moises Kaufman play which is getting a new production in Los Angeles, met Stephen Hawking, who has lived with ALS for more than 50 years, at a performance earlier this week.

Her account of their meeting is very touching.

Kevin Sessums interviewed Fonda about 33 Variations for Towleroad when the play ran in NYC in March 2009.

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  1. a close friend of mine saw the play that night and texted me that a) he was seeing jane fonda and b) stephen hawking was just down the row from him.

    Posted by: alguien | Feb 4, 2011 1:11:16 PM

  2. To which Hawking responded,"Don't want no grandma kiss, biatch! Get up on my business, ho!"

    Posted by: TANK | Feb 4, 2011 3:40:34 PM

  3. Amazing man.

    Posted by: Vince in WeHo | Feb 4, 2011 11:30:01 PM

  4. Thanks for this post, Andy.

    Posted by: Todd | Feb 5, 2011 11:44:50 AM

  5. Nice. But that playwright Moises Kaufman is such a hack....
    he takes heart-wrenching real journalistic stories and exploits them by squeezing uninspired plays out of them.

    should be outlawed.

    Posted by: otto | Feb 6, 2011 4:19:29 PM

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