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At Nearly 85, Jane Fonda Says She’s “Younger Now Than I Was When I Was 20!”

At Nearly 85, Jane Fonda Says She’s “Younger Now Than I Was When I Was 20!”

By The Sunday Paper Team
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In 1959, Jane Fonda graced the cover of Glamour magazine—a gorgeous, young model with her entire career ahead of her. This month, the 84-year-old is on the cover again, now a gorgeous, cultural icon with a still-booming career.

Fonda’s cover story is wow-worthy: She talks about her work as an environmental activist and how it has given her a renewed sense of purpose. She shares her thoughts about what changes need to happen in society if we’re actually going to make strides on the big issues facing us today, like climate change. And she offers up so much inspiration about what aging well can look like.

“When I was about to turn 60, I realized that I was approaching my third act—my final act—and that it wasn’t a dress rehearsal,” Fonda told fellow actor and activist Yara Shahidi. “One of the things that I knew for sure is that I didn’t want to get to the end with a lot of regrets, so how I lived up until the end was what was going to determine whether or not I had regrets.

“And it also then dawned on me that in order to know where I was supposed to go, I had to know where I’d been, and so I thought, Well, now’s the time I’m going to research myself…a deep research called a life review. It totally changed the way I thought about myself and about how I wanted to live the last third of my life. And I realized the importance of being intentional about how we go through life.”

Fonda’s intentional way of living and aging is an example to all of us, and we couldn’t be more excited to see her on newsstands this month.

To read the complete interview, click here.