But that is precisely what's been happening on NBC.
Viewers might have shivered a bit Wednesday when Kelly, in her first week hosting the NBC morning show, asked Jane Fonda about plastic surgery she's had done. "I made sure that they kept my lines. Why not?" Ms. Kelly asked.
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"Well, thanks", Fonda said. It was clear she was having none of it. "We really want to talk about that now?" a displeased Fonda shot back.
A chuckling Kelly pressed on, undeterred.
"You admit that you've had work done, which I think is to your credit, but you look incredible".
It was a far cry from her response to similar questions put to her by The Guardian in 2015, to which she replied: "I wish I were courageous enough to not do plastic surgery, but I think I bought myself a decade".
Jane told "Entertainment Tonight": "On "Our Souls at Night", 50 years later. when he wouldn't speak, I would just say, "Bob, come on, you look like you're carrying the weight of the world on your shoulders".
What exactly Kelly is up to is anyone's guess here.
The former Fox News host attracted attention on the debut of NBC's "Megyn Kelly Today" this week by saying she's "kind of done with politics for now". The actress was being interviewed on Today by Megyn Kelly, who is standing in as the presenter for the week. "Of course, I haven't had [plastic surgery]", Redford said. Fans couldn't get enough of the artful way in which she not only shut down the unwelcome inquiry, but took over the interview.