At almost 85, actress and activist Jane Fonda says it took her about 70 years to “get younger.”
Fonda speaks exclusively ahead of her new role in the animated film Stella What her late, admired father taught her about life and deathbed regrets, why she never felt like a classic Hollywood icon, and how to treat heartbreak About the rubber band trick.
You recently said, “I’m younger now” [at age 84] Since I was in my 20’s.” How do you stay young?
Frankly, I don’t think that’s the case for everyone. The state of us in our twenties – at least for the first part of life, before we realized that we could actually put oars in the water and steer them.
Our life is going in another direction. If we choose to… until I got to that point in my life, I was lost and didn’t know what to do or what I wanted to be. I was so unhappy, old and didn’t feel like living long. So it’s a miracle to me that I’m almost 85 years old and feel like I do now. I’ve been working on it. [The artist] Picasso once said, “It takes a long time
“Rejuvenating” is exactly what I am. It took me about 70 years to become young.
What does “rejuvenate” mean?
young, [as in] It’s light and puts less strain on your shoulders.Learn how to exist, learn how to accept what comes, learn what we can’t control… Something bad will happen, I was there, I did it and I survived. It’s much easier to be old than to be old
young. Being young is hard! I have only a question. Who am I supposed to know? Don’t give up, keep going and try to learn from all this. That way, when you’re a little older, you’ll have more agency throughout your life.
You talked earlier about not living a life of regret.how did it affect
Your Decisions in Hollywood, and Your Life?
when my father [the late actor, Henry Fonda] He was sick and took a long time to die. I was sitting by his bedside. He didn’t talk much when he was young and healthy, and when he’s on his deathbed you’re the same.what i noticed [was] He was going to die with regrets.
When it’s too late to do anything about it. My fear is not to die, but to end my life too late and with many regrets.
It came to me when I was about 60, so I thought, ‘Okay, from now until the end of my life, I should go out with the least amount of regrets and think everything will be okay.’ . you did Regrets are usually more about the things you didn’t do than the things you did.
now in my life.
You have been married three times and have previously stated: How would you reflect the defining relationship in your life?
Well, all three of my husbands definitely got me on the road. And in between marriages, I had a boyfriend who didn’t let me take a new path or teach me anything, and I quickly got bored of it. I feel like I have, and my husband has all helped me do that.
What is your advice for dealing with a broken heart?
Wrap a rubber band around your wrist, and if you get really angry or sad, put the rubber band back on. That sudden pain alters nerve pathways in the brain to help you get out of the pain temporarily.
Years later you will read it and be amazed at how different you are when you wrote it and when you read it.
From projects like the 1968 film Barbarella and the Netflix series Grace and Frankie, to a voice acting role in the new animated film Luck on Apple TV+, you have an incredible longevity in your acting career. and diversity, winning two awards. Academy Award for Best Actress. What was your experience as a woman working in Hollywood?
I never felt like I was part of Hollywood. I mean, my dad was movie star Henry Fonda, so it might sound weird to say that, but he wasn’t really part of Hollywood. I didn’t go much. I mean, he did sometimes. His life wasn’t entirely focused on glamour and Hollywood, and neither was mine.most of my friends
Activist and not involved in Hollywood. Even when my career seemed to be ending, I kept moving forward. I guess I’m just trying to stay relevant.
You are the Dragon of Luck, the voice of Babe. What drew you to this role?
She is the president of the Kingdom of Fortune, who creates fortune.human
It is not allowed there as it is believed to bring bad luck.that is
It’s about a little girl named Sam who is in foster care and just has bad luck. With the help of some creatures in the kingdom, she manages to get in and teach the dragon that bad luck is really the opposite side of the coin of fortune and that the two go together. makes no sense, and vice versa. It’s like life has no meaning without death.
As founder of the Jane Fonda Climate PAC (Political Action Committee), the climate crisis is a major theme in your work. What message will you send to lawmakers in the United States and around the world about the state of the environment?
I have to say that Australians understand the climate change crisis better than anyone else. I mean, boy, fires and floods don’t give you a break. We have to see what the scientists say. We must reduce fossil fuel emissions.
It will be halved by 2030. In the United States, this amounts to his four election cycles. It’s a very short period of time. This is a big challenge that requires new thinking, not just passing laws and policies. Think differently about nature and think about our responsibilities. This is especially true for the United States. Stop thinking about me, me, me I’m pretty scared and don’t have time. All of us must do what we can.
Luck is now streaming exclusively on Apple TV+
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