The Sweetest Things Robert Redford and Jane Fonda Have Said About Each Other Over the Years

The two legends first appeared on screen together in 1967's Barefoot in the Park — and haven't stopped raving about one another since

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“I was always in love with Robert Redford – I made three films with him and nothing happened because I was married and he was married."

— Fonda, on why their on-screen chemistry never led to anything off-screen, to The Guardian

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"I didn’t know she was in love with me."

— Redford, responding to Fonda's admission that she had been "in love" with him, to the Telegraph

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“I live for sex scenes! He’s a great kisser. It was fun to kiss him in my 20s and then to kiss him again in my almost 80s.”

— Fonda, on her favorite part of filming with Redford, according to The Hollywood Reporter

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"It's easy. We've done many films over the years so it just worked out that way, that there was not a lot of discussion, we didn't have to talk about a lot. Things just kind of fell into place between us, and there wasn't much more to think about."

— Redford, on the ease of working with Fonda, on the Today show

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"It just makes a lot of sense, the two of us together."

— Fonda, on how she and Redford just work together, on the Today show

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"There's something about him, besides the gorgeousness. He's smart, he's funny, we have a lot in common, we both like trees, and mountains and horses. The movie needed us to fell like hands going into comfortable gloves. It felt that way."

— Fonda, on why she loves Redford, on the Today show

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"There is, eventually a love scene. I was happy with it, but I'm unhappy with it because it's so short. I've been in bed with Bob a lot."

— Fonda, on sex scenes with Redford, to Ellen DeGeneres

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“In Barefoot in the Park, I couldn’t keep my hands off of him. I was constantly forcing myself on him. In Our Souls at Night, the dynamic of my character to his character was somewhat similar. I just love the fact that these films bookend our careers. We played that young love just getting married [in Barefoot] and now we play old people love and old people sex."

— Fonda, on the longevity of her friendship and working relationship with Redford, according to The Hollywood Reporter

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"The only problem working with Bob is that I just look into his eyes, and I kind fall into his eyes and forget my dialogue.”

— Fonda, on the one downside to working with Redford, to Ellen DeGeneres

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“Once of the things I really like about Jane that’s manifested in this film is that she really is a force. As long as I’ve known Jane she’s always moving forward, and doesn’t look back. And whatever pain, whatever problems she’s had in the past, remains in the past and she keeps moving forward. It’s an admirable quality and very few people have it like Jane does.”

— Redford, on what he admires about Fonda, on Megyn Kelly Today

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"He is so handsome and just such a wonderful human being. Every movie I made with him, I developed a crush on him.”

— Fonda, gushing about Redford, to PEOPLE

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"We walked down the corridor of the administration building, and I could not believe, the secretaries all just ran to their doors to watch him go by. And I knew he was going to be a star. There was nobody more gorgeous than him."

— Fonda, on when she knew Redford would make it big, on Megyn Kelly Today

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"I’d say that I’m closest with him. We share a lot of the same values."

— Fonda, on why Redford is the leading man she's closest with, to Out

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