Jane Fonda appeared with Lily Tomlin on Build – “the live interview series where fans get to sit with the stars” – and talked about why she finally had her inner-lip tattoo of Ho Chi Minh removed.
“I don’t normally go around like this, but it was turning cancerous,” she told the audience. “But the patriarchy is a wounded beast, and there’s nothing more dangerous than that, so the world is falling apart. Compared to the patriarchy, what’s a little cancerous lip tattoo of the founder of the Indochina Communist Party?” the 80-year-old shrugged.
“What we’re seeing in the world now is the dangerous flailing of a wounded beast,” she said, while Tomlin looked increasingly uncomfortable. “We need to get even more stronger just to slay it once and for all. Can we do it before the earth is done in? That’s why climate is so important. It’s a race against time.”