What if they gave a pity party for Jane Fonda and nobody showed up? Now where did I leave my world’s smallest violin?
She may not look anywhere near her 76 years but Jane Fonda says she is well aware of her age.
The Hollywood legend – who has made her career in an industry which isn’t exactly kind to aging actresses – admits she has been brought to tears on more than one occasion recently as she comes to terms with her own mortality.
In a thoughtful blog post entitled ‘Crying’, which has since been removed, Jane wrote: ‘[I’ve been thinking], how come my tears are so close to the surface? And I’ve come to feel it has to do with age. I have become so wonderfully, terribly aware of time, of how little of it I have left; how much of it is behind me, and everything becomes so precious (sic).’
Despite Jane worrying about her mortality, she believes getting older has its advantages, namely allowing her to appreciate the beauty in the world.
She said: ‘With age, I am able to appreciate the beauty in small things more than when I was younger perhaps because I pay attention more.
Maybe she should have paid attention to the American soldiers she betrayed.