Candice Bergen fainted while getting injections at the dermatologist

The promotional tour for the upcoming comedy Book Club, which hits theaters on May 18, is in full force. Stars Candice Bergen, Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda and Mary Steenburgen have been hitting the media circuit to talk about the movie, the book that inspired it (50 Shades of Grey) and share tips on, among other things, aging gracefully.

Candice, whose beloved TV series Murphy Brown is coming back to television (yay!) shared that she uses skin care products by Milo Moursi, billed as “the secret weapon of an elite Hollywood clientele who look beyond the quick fix for long-lasting, rejuvenating results.” With $125 eye cream and $148 sunscreen, only the Hollywood elite can afford it. Yikes.

The now 72-year-old actress also confessed that the creams are a far better skin care regimen than getting injections from a dermatologist, telling PEOPLE that “I have had those shots a few times. The last time I had them, I fainted—I’m so pain-averse.”

Candice has admitted to getting a little cosmetic assistance in the past. In a 2015 interview with the TODAY Show, she revealed that she had her eyes done at 41 when she was on Murphy Brown and said that she had her neck done the next year.

As for the infamous book, Candice told Entertainment Tonight at CinemaCon that she’s not read it herself – but she’s got a good reason. She said, “I read it. I started to read it, and then the [woman] who runs our house asked if she can borrow it and I never saw the book again.” She added, “I was too embarrassed to go to the bookstore and get another copy, so she owes me the copy.” The woman did you a favor, Candice. Trust me.

My favorite interview for this movie so far involves Jane Fonda and Don Johnson, 68, who plays her love interest in the film (I can only assume Sam Elliott was busy. Oh, Sam Elliott). Don, whose daughter Dakota stars in the 50 Shades movies (coincidence?) told Peioke that he’s more comfortable shooting romantic scenes now than when he was younger and confessed that Jane is a “great kisser.” Jane says that kissing is great in real life, but on screen, she admits that she worries about “the wrinkles,” adding that on the big screen, “You don’t want a lot of loose skin hanging when you kiss.” Jane Fonda is the bomb.

Is it bad that I really want to see this movie? It could be my undying love for Jane Fonda, who reminds me of my Mom so much on Grace and Frankie (her mannerisms, not the fact that her character sells sex toys and/or was ditched by her husband for another man). It’s got a great cast and it seems like a fun way to spend an afternoon. I’m in.

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  1. Snazzy says:

    I’m in for Candice Bergen. Love her!

  2. Alix says:

    She looks good, if a bit over-tweaked. Like Martha Stewart’s far-more-glamorous sister.

  3. EMc says:

    I’m here for the creepy teeth on the Snow White shirt.. I can’t look away…

  4. Veronica T says:

    A friend of mine has met almost every Hollywood beauty in the last 40 years. He said Bergen is the most breathtaking woman he has ever met. She should just age naturally.

    And I just watched that trailer!! I don’t know who I love more, Fonda, Keaton or Bergen. I am definitely going to watch this movie!!! Looks like Grace and Frankie on!

    • midigo says:

      Right. She is a beauty, always been. But I preferred her before she started messing with her eyes.
      Eyes surgery is never a good option, in my opinion. I will always take wrinkles and saggy skin over that frozen look and innaturally high brows arch.

    • whatWHAT? says:

      I was once lucky enough to stand next to her and chat for a minute, and OH MY GOODNESS she is so gorgeous in person.

      I had always thought she was so pretty but I was floored at how much MORE gorgeous she was IRL.

      PS this was almost 20 years ago, though…

  5. Svea says:

    I hated that book and it’s horrendously bad writing and I hate even more that they made a movie centered around it. There are so many wise and wonderful woman doing interesting things in their lives and THIS is what is made into a movie? Makes women seem ridiculous.

    • elimaeby says:

      THANK YOU! I will probably watch it wine-drunk if it comes out on HBO or Netflix because I adore all these women (and most of the men), but otherwise, it’s a hard pass for me. They are all better than this.

    • Cynical Ann says:

      I couldn’t read that crap at all. But I guess my takeaway is more that this is what reawakens their sex drive and spurs them back into dating, feeling alive and energized. So not really about those crappy books-but that you can still feel passion even once you’re “older” and it’s not too late. I’m sure the movie will be trite and cheesy-but I love the cast-and I appreciate a movie directed to me as a 51 year old versus yet another superhero movie.

    • Valerie says:

      I kind of want to see it. I think they’re skewering it, not holding it up as an example of how to live your life. There are better plots out there for them, but I get the impression from the trailer that they’re making fun of how ridiculous it is, looking at it like, “People actually do this? Is this physically possible?” and then trying it out for themselves… Hilarity has to ensue. And in the hands of these women, it will be funny. Silly, for sure.

    • xpresson says:

      Svea, I also hated the book and the friend who recommend it as amazing, but having said that the phenomena that this book created not other ( more deserving ) book has. Everyone KNOWS about 50 Shades. It makes sense then that it will come as a reference for this movie. It was a very well known book and it did start the conversation about bdsm worldwide among women of all ages.

  6. Tig says:

    Love the cast! Being totally superficial here, I love Diane K’s hair. Hope this movie does well. Too bad Jamie D couldn’t have made a cameo appearance-LOL!

  7. midigo says:

    I have to say…my mom is 4 years older than Candice. She never spent one cent on a facial, she buys Oley, she went through major health issues during her life, I remember her sunbathing for hours and hours without any sunscreen. And her skin is no different from Candice’s.
    Are we really sure that all the time and money these ladies spend on complex and expensive procedures are effectively invested?

    • Honest B says:

      Nope. I reckon genetics may be the biggest factor in the whole shebang.

    • Slowsnow says:

      I would add that it makes you look ridiculous. There, I said it. A ton of money for a minimal to horrid-expressionless effect. I mean, why would you want to look like you’ve had a stroke and some of your body parts don’t move anymore? It really boggles the mind.

      I just took my 77 year old mum and dad to the gym today, because they complain about joint and muscle pain. You should have seen them on their bikes looking at each other. So cute. They were breathtakingly beautiful in their youth and aged gracefully, have a different kind of beauty now.

      I do love these ladies though and imagine they succumbed to the pressure of working for a very superficial media. But that’s why it’s sometimes so distracting to watch American stuff: everyone seems plastic.

      Rant over.

    • minx says:

      Your mom is very fortunate that she tanned and didn’t get too much damage. I stopped face tanning years ago. My sister in law has lived in Florida her whole life and has always been a big sun worshipper. She’s in her 60s now and her skin is leathery beyond belief.

  8. lightpurple says:

    As I said yesterday, I want to hang out and go drinking with Candace and Jane. The banter would be fabulous.

    • JennyJenny says:

      Can we please bring Diane as well? She funny-kooky and I’ll bet she has great stories to tell us over martinis.

      • The Original Tiffany says:

        Yes, maybe she can tell us all about how awesome her best buddy Woody is. 🤮
        I’ll pass on hanging out with her.

  9. Honest B says:

    That’s one bad sweater

  10. Amelie says:

    I’m always so perplexed by Diane Keaton’s style. I never watched the movie Annie Hall but from what I’m told that is the style she wore in the movie. Always wearing turtleneck/vest looking combos often with high waisted belts (which isn’t seen here) and these poofy looking skirts or some kind of menswear inspired outfit. I realize that’s her style but… I never really got it.

    • Valerie says:

      I love her style. She basically IS Annie Hall.

    • Hazel says:

      Part of Diane’s style is her not wanting to show skin or her body. She’s done it for work early in her career (‘Hair’ on Broadway), but it’s not her personal style. ‘Annie’ was her—her style, her clothing, her personality.

  11. Common Sense says:

    So I read that as Candace fainted while getting infections at a dermatologist. I was confused for a minute thinking she went to the dermatologist specifically to get infections? Why? 😂

  12. heh says:

    Mary Steenburgen won an Oscar!? nice

  13. eto says:

    Man I’m glad this movie included a sassy black woman in a service role. I would have thought it was just about old white folks!

    • Valerie says:

      I like the cast but my first thought was, oh, another movie about white women embracing their sexuality? Coooool….

  14. Valerie says:

    Out of everyone in that cast, I love Candy the most. I used to like Diane Keaton, but I think differently about her since she said she would continue to support Woody Allen. I still follow her on ig (and get kind of excited when she likes my comments, lol) but her loyalty to him has changed my opinion of her.

  15. serena says:

    Honestly, it looks like a fun silly movie so why not? Perfect for a chill night with popcorn.