See the Cast of Book Club Then & Now — From Candice Bergen to Diane Keaton
Book Club stars (from left) Mary Steenburgen, Jane Fonda, Candice Bergen and Diane Keaton as four long-time friends who begin approaching their love lives in new ways after reading the 50 Shades of Grey books. The leading ladies stepped out for the movie's world premiere in Los Angeles on Sunday and looked just as glamorous as when they started in Hollywood.
Fonda debuted on Broadway in 1960, earning two Tony nominations for There Was a Little Girl. She went on to make her mark on the big screen in movies like Walk on the Wild Side and Barefoot in the Park, and earned Oscars for her performances in Klute (1971) and Coming Home (1978). The actress, now 80, also became known for her workout classes and videos after launching Jane Fonda's Workout in 1982.
Along with starring in Book Club as Vivian — the "Samantha" of the group loves sex but hates staying the night — the mother of three also appears in Netflix's Grace and Frankie as the titular Grace Hanson.
The Arkansas native worked as a server while studying at New York City's Neighborhood Playhouse in the '70s, before Jack Nicholson took a liking to her during her audition for Goin' South, which he starred in and directed.
After appearing alongside Nicholson in the 1978 Western, Steenburgen landed parts in Time After Time, Melvin and Howard and Tender Is the Night miniseries. Her career continued to soar in the '90s and 2000s with major roles in Back to the Future Part III, What's Eating Gilbert Grape, Philadelphia, Elf and 30 Rock.
Now in Book Club, 65-year-old Steenburgen — who married actor Ted Danson in 1995 — stars as Carol, an empty nester trying to revive her decades-long marriage to Bruce (Craig T. Nelson).
Keaton broke out in 1972 thanks to her role in The Godfather and then partnered with Woody Allen for a series of hit films including Play It Again, Sam, Love and Death and Annie Hall, which won her an Oscar in 1978. Along with continuing to act in movies like Father of the Bride, The First Wives Club and Something's Gotta Give, she also did some directing and producing with TV shows Pasadena and China Beach.
She adopted two children — son Duke, 18, and daughter Dexter, 23 — who joined her at the Book Club premiere. Along with playing a mother trying to find love after loss in her latest movie, Keaton, 72, recently starred in Hampstead and The Young Pope.
Best known for her decade-long turn as Murphy Brown, Bergen got her start as a model before moving to acting in 1966 in The Sand Pebbles with Steve McQueen and the Golden Globe-nominated drama The Group.
Bergen hosted Exhale with Candice Bergen in 2000 on Oxygen and added roles in Miss Congeniality, Boston Legal and Sweet Home Alabama to her resume. The 71-year-old has been married to her second husband, Marshall Rose, since 2000, and has a daughter, Chloe, from her first marriage to Louis Malle.
In Book Club, Bergen plays hardworking judge Sharon, who tries out dating apps after throwing herself into her career following her breakup from the father of her son nearly two decades ago. The five-time Emmy winner will also return to Murphy Brown when the series comes back to CBS during the 2018-19 seson.