Jane Fonda shared her thoughts on aging and declared she isn’t bothered by being “closer to death.”
The actress shared her view on aging during an interview on “CBS Sunday Morning.” She was promoting her Netflix series, “Grace and Frankie.”
“I’m super-conscious that I’m closer to death,” the “Youth” actress said. “And it doesn’t really bother me that much.”
“What bothers me is that my body is, you know basically not mine!” she continued. “My knees are not mine, my hips are not mine, my shoulder’s not mine. You’re looking at somebody who’s only me from here up.”
Fonda began her acting career in the 1960s with appearances in the Broadway play “There Was a Little Girl” and the film “Tall Story.”
The actress is known for her activism as well. Fonda has said she became inspired in 1968 while pregnant with her first child. At first, she stayed on the outskirts of social justice movements, but by 1970 she was joining protests.
Fonda is still working at age 84. She recently finished filming the movie “Moving On” alongside Lily Tomlin.
“The fact is if you’re alive and relatively healthy at an older – I mean, I’m almost 85,” Fonda further added.
“The fact that I’m still alive and working, wow, who cares if I don’t have my old joints? And I can’t ski or bike or run anymore? … You know, you can be really old at 60, and you can be really young at 85. Health!”
Fonda won many awards during her long career. Among them, two Academy Awards, two British Academy Film Awards, seven Golden Globe Awards, a Primetime Emmy Award, the AFI Life Achievement Award, the Golden Lion Honorary Award, the Honorary Palme d’Or, and the Cecil B. DeMille Award.
Born to socialite Frances Ford Seymour and actor Henry Fonda, Fonda made her acting debut with the 1960 Broadway play There Was a Little Girl, for which she received a nomination for the Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play, and made her screen debut later the same year with the romantic comedy Tall Story.