Jane Fonda is the greatest, even when she has an epic fail.
"Can you hear me?" The 83-year-old actress asked a screen of five people before letting out a brief wail. "I want to tell you how much I loved Small Axe, Lover's Rock, the second one is so great."
As the phone panned around to the camera setup, someone from behind the camera notified the star, "You know you're not in that broadcast? They can't hear you."
A distraught Fonda exclaimed, "No? Why?" As the people on the screen continued to speak to each other, the actress tried to get their attention.
Despite the struggle, Fonda accepted her prestigious award and delivered a glowing speech about diversity, a topic the actress has never shied away from.
"Thank you all the members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. I'm so moved to receive this honor," the Book Club star opened . "We are a community of story tellers, aren't we? And in turbulent, crisis-torn times like these, storytelling has always been essential. You see, stories have a way to, they can change our hearts and our minds. They can help us see each other in a new light. To have empathy, to recognize that for all of our diversity, we are humans first, right?"
She continued, "You know, I have seen a lot of diversity in my long life and, at times, I have been challenged to understand some of the people I've met. But, inevitably, if my heart is open and I look beneath the surface, I feel kinship. That's why all of the great conduits of perception...all of them spoke to us in stories and poetry and metaphor, because the nonlinear, noncerebral forms that are art speak on a different frequency and they generate a new energy that can jolt us open and penetrate our defenses so, that we can see and hear what we may have been afraid of seeing and hearing."