CNN host Wolf Blitzer praised actress Jane Fonda and acting U.S. State Department spokesperson Marie Harf on Saturday night at the annual White House Correspondents’ Dinner.
“Nothing better than Jane Fonda,” the CNN host said of his guests.
“Can you believe I’m here with Jane Fonda and Marie Harf, acting spokeswoman of the State Department?! How cool is that?”
Harf joined in to gush about Fonda.
“I was looking forward to meeting Jane Fonda, so this was a dream come true,” Harf said. “We’ve already done selfies in the car.”
The State Department spokesperson also expressed interest in seeing other stars of the D.C.-based television shows “Veep” and “Scandal.”
Fonda shared kind words about her dinner date Wolf Blitzer.
“He’s smart. He’s cute. He’s progressive,” Fonda said on the dinner’s red carpet.
Fonda, who divorced CNN founder Ted Turner, recently starred in HBO television series “The Newsroom.”
She infamously was nicknamed “Hanoi Jane” in 1972 after visiting Vietnam and getting photographed on a North Vietnamese anti-aircraft battery.
In a speech in Maryland this past January, she reportedly regrets the anti-war photograph and called it a “huge, huge mistake” but she still thinks the trip was an “incredible experience.”