Jane Fonda has told veterans threatening to boycott her new movie, where she plays former First Lady Nancy Reagan, to ‘get a life’.
The 75-year-old actress will star in Lee Daniels’ forthcoming film, The Butler, but her casting has created a backlash from veterans because of her stance on the Vietnam War.
They have been angered by Fonda’s inclusion in the film because of her involvement in the protest against the war, where she called Americans ‘war criminals’.
A movement to boycott the film, which will be shown in U.S. cinemas this October, is gaining momentum.
Larry Reyes, a Navy veteran, has started a Facebook campaign called ‘Boycott Hanoi Jane Playing Nancy Reagan’ and described her casting as a ‘slap in the face’.
But Fonda, a seven-time Oscar nominee, showed no signs of backing down and told her critics to ‘get a life.’