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Jane Fonda Says She Won't Go to North Carolina

Jane Fonda

Actresses Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda are calling out North Carolina for passing its anti-LGBT legislation.

“We’re totally furious,” said Tomlin, the out co-star of Netflix's Grace & Frankie on Thursday. 

Then Fonda, her counterpart, added that she wouldn’t go to the state.

“We would never go there,” added Fonda, not since Republicans in the state passed a law banning sexual orientation and gender identity from being included in anti-discrimination ordinances. House Bill 2 also requires transgender people to use public bathrooms and locker rooms that don’t match their gender identity.

Tomlin and Fonda were on the red carpet for the Tribeca Film Festival when asked by The Advocate’s Daniel Reynolds about the law in North Carolina. So there wasn’t a lot of time to expand on what Fonda meant exactly about the boycott she was implying, but the sentiment was clear. 

Several cities have banned official travel to the state in reaction, and performers including Bruce Springsteen have canceled shows, while Hulu moved production for an upcoming show out of the state. 

In Grace & Frankie, the second season of which releases on May 6, the two play women who find friendship after divorcing their husbands, who both come out and then marry each other.

Watch the moment in the video below:

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