80 Year Old Jane Fonda Goes Au-Natural On Photo Shoot Cover
Jane Fonda takes her craft seriously and has been in the movie business for over 50 years with two academy awards under her belt. In 1982, she released her first exercise video, Jane Fonda’s Workout, which became the highest-selling video of the time. It would be the first of 22 workout videos released by her over the next 13 years which would collectively sell over 17 million copies.
She has a healthy attitude about aging in a business that is brutal for women who reach their 40’s and cannot find decent acting parts. She has somehow beaten the odds by producing films and taking supporting parts that exemplify aging gracefully with wisdom and humor.
And you wonder why she gets miffed when an interview leads towards her having plastic surgery done, which she says gave her another 10 years in the business and why she did it.
Just ask Megyn Kelly after her awkward on air interview with Robert Redford, promoting their new movie, Our Souls At Night. Jane Fonda is often an open book during interviews, but even for her, some questions are off limits. The actress appeared on Megyn Kelly Today with Robert Redford, and while she was more than willing to chat about her longtime relationship with the 81-year-old actor, she wasn’t too keen on talking about her youthful looks.
“You’ve been an example to everyone on how to age beautifully and with strength and unapologetically,” Kelly said, praising Fonda. “You admit you’ve had work done, which I think is to your credit, I think you look amazing. Why did you say — I read that you said you felt you’re not proud to admit that you’ve had work done. Why not?”
“Well, thanks,” Fonda replied. “Good attitude, good posture, I take care of myself. But let me tell you why I love this movie that we did, Our Souls at Night, rather than plastic surgery.”
When Kelly would not let the plastic surgery question drop, Fonda’s answer to that was? “We really want to talk about that now?”
No Touch Ups
With that same attitude, she has a stunning black and white cover photo in the November issue of Town & Country and insisted there be no retouching.
Jane Fonda is just months away from her 80th birthday, and has no plans of slowing down. While Fonda often seems flawless, she is not interested in striving for perfection.
“Perfect? It doesn’t exist,” she says. “What matters is that you’re whole.”
The Our Souls at Night star has always had a fierce presence in Hollywood, but admits that even she has fears.
“I’m not afraid of death, but I’m afraid of getting to the end without becoming the best I can be as a person,” she explains. “There’s a lot of time behind me and not much time ahead of me.” Fonda adds, “And whatever time is left, I want to do it differently.”
“I figure, the way to live, especially in the latter part of your life, is to envision how you want to die,” Fonda says. “I think we all would like it to be in bed, surrounded by family and loved ones. To get there you have to work hard to heal the wounds and mend the fences. Because in the end it’s always what you didn’t do, not what you did.”
Last month, Fonda spoke with ET about being finally content in her life.
“Right now, I’m about as happy as I’ve ever been. And I’ve worked hard to get here, and I’ve worked hard to stay healthy.”
“I think it’s important to live life with intention because otherwise you’re just sort of at the mercy of fate,” Fonda continued. “I mean, we all are to some extent. But I don’t know, I just try and take it by the balls and make it my own life I’m talking about.”
Psychic Susan Z’s Reading
Jane Fonda earned the right as every older woman does to wear proudly the wisdom of all those years in lines and creases on your face. Would we like to live in an alternate reality like the ancient Greek Goddess Hebe forever remained young, you bethcha but we don’t. Her advantage of course, is having the resources to get those little nips and tucks but as Fonda stated, she wanted to work longer. I feel she has the right idea about aging, make it wonderful at whatever age you are.
Susan Z Rich is an emotional addiction counselor, spiritual intuitive and holistic therapist. She counsels others to see life in a more positive way and teaches personal accountability for life choices. She is also the author of several children’s books and Soul Windows…Secrets From The Divine. (life cycles) Learn more at her website: www.szrwhitewings.com