Jane Fonda is not bothered by old age or being ‘closer to death’: ‘You can be really young at 85’

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Jane Fonda is not bothered by being “closer to death.”

Fonda, 84, explained her views on aging during a performance on “CBS Sunday Morning.” The star promoted his Netflix series, “Grace and Frankie”.

Jane Fonda is not bothered by aging or being "closer to death."

Jane Fonda is not bothered by aging or being “closer to death.”

“I’m super aware 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 basically do not know mine!” she continued. “My knees are not mine, my hips are not mine, my shoulder is not mine. You are looking at someone who is only me from here.”

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Fonda began her acting career in the 1960s with appearances in the Broadway play “There Was a Little Girl” and the movie “Tall Story.”

The actress is also known for her activism. Fonda has said she was inspired in 1968 while pregnant with her first child. At first she stayed on the fringes of social justice movements, but in 1970 she joined the protests.

Jane Fonda presents the award for best picture at the Oscars on February 9, 2020 in Los Angeles.

Jane Fonda presents the award for best picture at the Oscars on February 9, 2020 in Los Angeles.
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Fonda is still working at the age of 84. She recently finished filming “Moving On” with Lily Tomlin.

“The fact is, if you’re alive and relatively healthy as an older person – I mean, I’m almost 85,” Fonda added.

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Jane Fonda poses in the 1960s.

Jane Fonda poses in the 1960s.
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“The fact that I’m still alive and working, wow, who cares if I do not have my old joints? And I can not ski or bike or run anymore? … You know you can be really old as a 60-year-old and you can be really young at 85. Health! “

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