Jane Fonda, one of the most iconic actresses in history isn’t bothered in any way about getting older. In fact, while promoting her Netflix show, “Grace and Frankie,” with co-star and friend Lily Tomlin, Fonda said, “You can be really old at 60, and you can be really young at 85.”
During an interview where the two co-stars promoted their hit series, the 84-year-old actress discussed her successful decades-long career, close friendship with Tomlin, and what life is like at her age.
Read on to find out what the two friends said.
Fonda Shared Her Opinion On Age
During the interview on CBS Sunday Morning, Fonda, a known fitness mogul and activist said, “I’m super-conscious that I’m closer to death. And it doesn’t really bother me that much. What bothers me is that my body is, you know, basically not mine!”
The “Monster-In-Law” actress continued with, “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,” she said while pointing at her neck upwards.
In their popular Netflix comedy, Fonda and Tomlin play an interesting pair of friends who became close after their husbands (played by Sam Waterston and Martin Sheen) revealed they had fallen for each other and are in a relationship.
Fonda And Tomlin Spoke About Aging
The show is ending, and in the trailer for the final season, Fonda and Tomlin embark on their final rodeo- and talk in detail about the concept of aging and their thoughts on it.
During the CBS interview, Fonda said, “The fact is if you’re alive and relatively healthy at an older — I mean, I’m almost 85. 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? Enh. You know, you can be really old at 60, and you can be really young at 85. Health!”
Fonda and Tomlin are more than just co-stars in “Grace and Frankie.” They are really close friends in real life, and their friendship started in the 1980s when they starred together in the hit film “9 to 5.” Their affection for each other has only grown over the decades since then.
Tomlin Said Their Friendship Deepened
During a talk with People magazine at her Hollywood Hand and Footprint ceremony, Tomlin spoke about Fonda and gushed about her love and appreciation for her friend, saying their Netflix show only deepened their relationship.
She said, “I love Jane from a long time ago. And so it seemed so natural. The show was offered to us. And I just knew we would do it because it was about something that was important to us, aging women and them not being marginalized and being treated like human beings and how they would want to be treated and thought of.”
The 82-year-old star actress also added, “And so it just felt so natural. I didn’t even expect, she didn’t expect it either. We didn’t expect to be on a hit series at this point in our lives.”
Fonda Got Emotional At The Imprint Ceremony
Fonda was also at the Hand and Footprint Ceremony, and she had the honor of introducing Tomlin. During her short speech, she got extremely emotional and said, “I can’t stop crying. I’m very moved to be here. It’s a real honor.
In “Grace and Frankie’s” seventh and final season, Fonda and Tomlin are giving their older fans a blast from the past by guest-starring country music icon Dolly Parton, who was also their co-star on “9 to 5.”
All three women were in the film and have occasionally reunited on TV. One hilarious appearance they did together was at the 2017 Emmy Awards, where they made a jab at former US President Donald Trump.