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GOP Debates: Jane Fonda 'Scared' Of Republican Candidates (VIDEO)

Jane Fonda

First Posted: 12/11/11 12:21 PM ET Updated: 12/11/11 12:49 PM ET

Jane Fonda has long been known for her political activism, and she did not hold back when asked on Friday by CNN host Piers Morgan about her take on the GOP candidates for president.

"They all scare me frankly," Fonda said, when asked to comment on the intellectual capacity of each member of the field. "I get depressed and scared when I look at the Republican debates."

In response to Morgan seemingly singling out Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney as the smartest and least threatening of the candidates, Fonda continued to lump the presidential hopefuls together.

"I'm worried about anybody getting elected to office who says we have to do away with or privatize social security, we have to reduce medical health insurance, we have to not raise taxes," she responded. "And, oh, there's no problem with the environment, this is all made up by the left, the scientists don't really know what they're talking about -- this worries me."

Fonda, of course, is also a legendary film star, with two Oscars and countless hit movies to her name. Morgan asked her to reflect on one of the films that helped launch her star, the sci-fi classic "Barbarella," the campy 1968 flick that featured silly sex scenes and a zero gravity striptease.

"I think it's kinda cool that I aroused a lot of young men at that certain time, but it's pretty tame compared to what we see now," Fonda said. "I'd like to remake it. I would. Maybe I will one day."

Hey, she did just come out with another workout tape, so don't count her out.

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