Jane Fonda recently opened up about her thoughts on aging, and it looks like she’s taking everything in her stride…
Jane Fonda is well known for her lead role in the hit Netflix comedy Grace and Frankie, and she recently opened up in an interview about the show and how her life has changed now she’s gotten older.
The show, which stars Fonda alongside her co-star Lily Tomlin, who she’s good friends with in real life, centers around 2 women who become friends after their husbands reveal they are dating.
The series has been going for a whopping 7 years, and the remaining episodes of the seventh and final series come out on Friday, April 29.
The trailer has left us all feeling a little emotional. It shows friends Grace and Frankie together for the final time as they reminisce and talk about growing older.
Fonda promoted the series on CBS Sunday Morning and shared that after turning eighty-four, she’s “super-conscious that I’m closer to death. And it doesn’t really bother me that much.”
However, she did say: “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.”
Despite Fonda being known as a fitness icon in her youth, it doesn’t seem to bother her that she can’t do as much anymore…
“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? Eh. You know, you can be really old at 60, and you can be really young at 85. Health!” she said.
Fonda also admitted that she no longer drinks alcohol as it leaves her feeling “half-mast” the day after.
She explained: “And here’s why: It’s because even with one drink, like, if I had a martini tonight, I would be at half-mast tomorrow,” adding: “Now, that wasn’t true when I was younger. But as you get older, I think alcohol affects you differently. And I only have so many tomorrows left. I don’t want to be at half-mast for any of them!”
We love her outlook on life!