Who knew Jane Fonda had a black daughter? Well, Ms. Fonda and her daughter, Mary Williams, will sit down with Oprah Winfrey in their first-ever interview together on “Oprah’s Next Chapter,” airing Apr. 7 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on OWN.
Mary Williams grew up in Oakland as a member of the Black Panther Party. She was one of six children raised by a single mother after her father was sent to prison. She was invited to attend the Laurel Springs Children’s Camp at age 13. The camp was run by Jane Fonda and then-husband Tom Hayden. That’s where she met Fonda and the two developed a bond. One year later, Jane Fonda invited her to live with her in Santa Monica.
Mary Williams chronicled her life in a recently released memoir, “The Lost Daughter.” She said she never felt she was being hidden by the Oscar-award winning actress. She just preferred to keep a low profile. Well, alright then!
Watch a sneak peak at Jane Fonda and Mary Williams’ interview on OWN:
Mary Williams on being invited to live with Jane Fonda: