Netflix held its first annual Rebels and Rule Breakers luncheon on Saturday in Beverly Hills. The online streaming giant partnered with Women in Film and SAG-AFTRA on the event, which celebrated the powerful women working in all aspects of Netflix’s current lineup.
Jane Fonda (Grace and Frankie) speaking as part of a star-studded panel said, “I didn’t realize what a completely different animal episodic television is. It was really hard for me the first season. I kind of fell apart. So I went back into therapy, and I got an acting coach.”
Also in attendance at the Rebels and Rule Breakers luncheon was Master of None‘s Lena Waithe who said that women were taught to be polite.
“I would rather be a person who stood her ground and demanded respect,” Waithe said. Dominique Crenn from Chef’s Table added, women, in general, are bad ass with, “It’s not about playing the woman or man card, it’s about being who you are.”
Speaking about Grace and Frankie, creator Marta Kauffman said, “I’m proud of so much. Dry vaginas, we can talk about them. We can tackle issues about aging.”
The panel also featured Orange is the New Black creator Jenji Kohan and star Laura Prepon, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt star Carol Kane, Jessica Jones star Krysten Ritter, and Chelsea Handler. Her new show, Chelsea, recently made its debut on Netflix.
Check out the gallery from the luncheon: