Lifetime’s “The Conversation” Features Raw, Honest Interviews with A-List Celebs

Jane-Fonda_cropLifetime’s “The Conversation with Amanda de Cadenet,” which premiered last Thursday, is an amazing, insightful interview show with A-list actresses, powerful business women and creative geniuses.

De Cadenet conducts interviews in her Los Angeles home about relationships, sex, love, work and more.  This past week she spoke with Jane Fonda, Gwyneth Paltrow, Sarah Silverman and Zoe Saldana.

“The idea came about from my own desperate need to find role models that I could relate to,” de Cadenet says. “And I just couldn’t see them anywhere. I had to dig deep to find women who I consider to be role models.”

Produced by Demi Moore, the eight episodes include interviews with Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, Diane von Furstenberg, Melissa McCarthy, Eva Mendes, Gabourey Sidibe and Kelly Preston.

In the pilot, Jane Fonda talks about how, while researching a book about aging, she asked many couples in long-term relationships the key to an enduring marriage. “Humor, sexual compatibility and the ability to know what you want,” Fonda says. “The key is knowing yourself. It gets easier as you get older.”

Fonda has had three marriages and could have stayed with Ted Turner, her third husband.  But she chose not to because after doing therapy, she grew up and apart from Turner.  She could have continued to live a lavish and luxurious lifestyle but preferred to “to die whole” rather than “die married”.

De Cadenet discusses postpartum depression with Gwyneth Paltrow, who says, “I never understood why women judge other women. It is so hard. Can’t we all just help each other?”

Zoe Saldana reveals that her cutoff to go without sex is a month.

Comedian Sarah Silverman says “It’s sad to meet so many women who let go of who they are for a relationship” and admits to being guilty of that.  She claims that once she is involved with a man, she often forgets who her phone company is!


  1. This sounds like a great show, cannot wait to check it out! It looks like something positive about women, which is a nice change from women seeming like catty creatures.

  2. Sounds rather interesting, can’t wait to watch it. It will be fascinating to see if a show that isn’t all negative or mindless will stay on the air for long.

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