Jane Fonda Lavishes Co-Star Lindsay Lohan With Tough Love

In an interview with Access Hollywood (video available here), Jane Fonda offered some surprisingly frank thoughts on the exploits of her persistently underhydrated and unaccounted for Georgia Rule co-star, Lindsay Lohan:

"I think every once in a while, a very, very young person who is burning both ends of the candle needs to have somebody say, `You know, you're going to pay the piper, you better slow down.' So I think it was good," the 68-year-old actress told "Access Hollywood" in an interview to air Tuesday. [...]

"I just want to take her in my arms and hold her until she becomes grown-up," she says. "She's so young and she's so alone out there in the world in terms of structure and, you know, people to nurture her. And she's so talented."

When interviewer Maria Menounos asked what kinds of things Fonda did at Lohan's age, Fonda replied with a definitive, "Not that." Perhaps what Fonda most disapproves of isn't so much Lohan's spirited sense of rebelliousness, but rather what she perceives to be the frivolous pursuits through which the young, gravel-voiced starlet is channeling it. But we think she'd be heartened to know that Lohan also possesses a passionate political conscience: Not only did she express a passing interest in paying the troops a visit—quite possibly to facilitate a friendly photo-op with the insurgency while she's there—but Lohan has also quietly incorporated an updated, more radical version of the classic feminist protest practice of bra-burning into her daily dressing routine.