Jane Fonda was a “reluctant icon” for decades. In the 1960s, she became a star on the big screen and was also a social justice activist. Plus who can forget her teased hair, sequined leotards worn with a belt, and pantyhose paired with leg warmers in her classic ’80s workout videos?
Now 84 years old, the multiple award winner isn’t letting age stop her. She’s still starring in movies while promoting human rights and environmentalism off screen. Her latest sports comedy. 80 for BradyThe album, titled “The Greatest Love of All”, will be released in the first quarter of next year. However, Fonda knows that time isn’t on her side.
Recent research has shown that Interview with Entertainment TonightFonda was honest about her 80s. Fonda shared her age with us as she reflected on the role of film star. “When you get to be my age, you better be aware of the amount of time that is behind you as opposed to in front of you. I mean, that’s just realistic.”
Although the film icon is certainly aware of her age, she’s not letting a number dictate how she lives. “I’m not afraid of going,” Fonda remarked. “I’ve had a great life. Not that I want to go, but I’m aware that it’s going to be sooner rather than later.”
‘When You’re 85 The Mantra “Slow”’
Known for her ’80s workout videos, the question on everyone’s mind is does Fonda still exercise? “Yep, Jane Fonda still works out,”She admitted it. The actress admitted that her fitness routine has changed since she was a teenager.
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Fonda shared that the actress stopped using her retro workout videos after having shoulder surgery. Fonda shared, “What’s important is to keep moving, to keep yourself flexible, to keep building strength.”
Her Climate Change Work will Continue until She Dies
Fonda considers what legacy she would like to leave behind as she gets older. Although she’s had an astonishing 60-year acting career, the icon is more concerned about her family and climate change. Fonda expressed concern about what she hopes to achieve in the coming years. “See my grandkids get old enough that I go out knowing they’re going to be ok. That would be important. But my work on the climate is going to be, I’ll be doing that until I drop.”
Even though Fonda was recently diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, she’s not letting chemotherapy get in the way of her advocacy. Fonda even admitted that she had been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. “The week that I get chemo is challenging. You get tired. But then after that week, it’s great. I’ve been traveling, campaigning with climate candidates.”
She doesn’t want her advocacy work to be done in vain. Fonda is aware that she is a celebrity and can use her platform to inspire others to care for the environment. Fonda encourages celebrities to work together on important issues. She said that she was proud of her work. “For better or worse, celebrities bring attention to a subject matter. I’m not going to be around for much longer. And we need to get celebrities involved in this issue so they can help keep it going.”