During her appearance on Watch What Happens Live, Fonda was asked by host Andy Cohen to name "one man in Hollywood that tried to pick you up once that you turned down". The Oscar-winning actress quickly replied: "The French director René Clément.". "He wanted to go to bed with me because he said that the character had to have an orgasm in the movie and he needed to see what my orgasms were like. He said it in French and I pretended I didn't understand.".