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Watch Jane Fonda as Nancy Reagan in a New Butler Clip

July 26, 2013  |  4:30pm

A new clip from the upcoming Weinstein Co. film Lee Daniels’ The Butler has been released. The video features Jane Fonda in the role of Nancy Reagan as well as a brief interview with the actress.

“I thought it would be fun to play her,” said Fonda. And in response to any skeptics of her casting, she added: “I don’t think that whatever differences there might be in our politics really matters…I happen to know that she’s not unhappy that I’m playing her.”

The film is based on the real-life story of Eugene Allen, who was a White House butler for three decades. The star-studded cast includes Fonda, Alan Rickman, Oprah Winfrey, Robin Williams, Liev Schreiber, James Marsden, Terrence Howard, Vanessa Redgrave, John Cusack, Forest Whitaker, Lenny Kravitz, Minka Kelly and Mariah Carey.

Lee Daniels’ The Butler opens in theaters Aug. 16. Check out the clip below:

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