Just days after Megyn Kelly was criticized for asking Hollywood icon Jane Fonda about her plastic surgery during a Megyn Kelly Today interview, the journalist's co-star Savannah Guthrie is now defending the cringeworthy sit-down. "I’ve asked that question too! You know, sometimes you ask questions in an interview and, you know, it doesn’t... live TV, there’s awkward moments all the time. That’s called live TV," Savannah, 45, said during a Thursday, Sept. 28 appearance on Bravo's Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen.
Earlier this week, Megyn was quickly shut down by Jane, 79, for inquiring about what plastic surgery she's gotten done instead of asking about her new movie, Our Souls at Night, which Jane was on her morning talk show to promote. "You’ve been an example to everyone in how to age beautifully and with strength and unapologetically. You admit you’ve had work done, which I think is to your credit. But you look amazing. I read that you said you’re not proud to admit you’ve had work done. Why not?" the 46-year-old asked Jane, to which she candidly replied, "We really want to talk about that now?" Watch the uncomfortable moment in the video below!
"Well, one of the things people think when they look at you is how amazing you look," Megyn pressed on. "Well, thanks. Good attitude, good posture, take care of myself. But let me tell you why I love this movie that we did [in] Our Souls at Night, rather than plastic surgery," Jane quipped, referring to her new movie with Robert Redford. In the past, Jane has admitted to getting work done. "I've had plastic surgery. I made sure that they kept my lines. I didn't want to lose my wrinkles — I just wanted to lose the bags under my eyes," she told Access Hollywood in 2012.
Unfortunately, Jane's interview with Megyn isn't the first Megyn Kelly Today sit-down to be recently criticized by viewers. On Monday, Sept. 25, Debra Messing and the Will & Grace cast stopped by the NBC show to promote their new reboot — and Megyn was later slammed for making "clueless" comments about gay rights and Will & Grace's social impact. "Honestly I didn’t know it was [Megyn Kelly] until that morning. The itinerary just said Today show appearance. Regret going on. Dismayed by her comments," Debra wrote on Instagram following their awkward interview.
Megyn interviewing the Will & Grace cast. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)