Jane Fonda feeling herself at 73, gets nine hours of sleep and lots of sex
by Dave Masko, huliq.com
May 23rd 2011
EUGENE, Ore. – Baby Boomers and seniors today may be heading in a backward direction due to their focus on money over love, states Jane Fonda during a recent interview at the Cannes Film Festival; meanwhile, both Fonda, 73, and other Baby Boomers -- confessing to befuddlement at the speed of modern life that focuses more on the future than to be here now -- has Fonda admitting that she takes life one day at a time as one means to stay mentally and physically healthy.
Jane Fonda is going public about her old age, active sex life and other truths she has about life. At the recent Cannes Film Festival, the double-Oscar-winning actress looked slim and fresh at age 73, reported London’s Daily Mail newspaper May 17. When asked how she manages “to look fabulous in her 70’s, Fonda told the Daily Mail that it’s “good genes and money,” as two factors, and the other “is sex.” In fact, Fonda wants more Baby Boomers and seniors to admit to still enjoying sex into their 60’s, 70’s, 80’s and older. Moreover, Fonda was asked about how much money she spends on staying young. “See these teeth? They cost $55,000. It was teeth or a new car, and I opted for the teeth,” Fonda said.
Jane Fonda’s “Workout” is now how she lives her day-to-day life as a senior, age 73
The whole truth from Jane Fonda these days is contained in yet another book about her life and lost loves, as well as numerous magazine and Internet interviews.
Her new book, “Prime Time: Creating A Great Third Act,” is set for release in August, with Fonda coming to a book store near you to promote the book and her lifestyle.
While she never states her age at 73, she does talk a lot about being old. Instead, Fonda likes to talk about mental and physical health for those aging Baby Boomers like herself who are facing the final years of their lives.
For instance, in the March 2011 edition of Whole Living, Fonda noted that “I finally felt at home with myself when I turned 60. I spent the previous year trying to figure out what the first two acts of my life meant and what I wanted to become during my third and final one. I started to own who I was: brave, strong, not fat (that was my father’s issue, not mine). Being a late bloomer has its advantages,” she said.
As for her divorces and trouble with men, Fonda said one thing she can do now that she couldn’t 20 years ago is “be in a relationship. It was more difficult then because I didn’t know who I was. I’ve worked hard at becoming a whole person, and it’s made relationships easier.”
By being a “whole person,” Fonda explains many of her fellow “older” Baby Boomers are finding themselves at a “lonely crossroads in life” because they’re too centered on money and living for tomorrow over what’s happening in their lives right now.
At the same time, those of Fonda’s age and generation – people in their mid to late 70’s, who were born between World War I and World War II – are simply not into “wasting their time on Facebook, unlimited text messaging and buying more stuff,” says Alice, a Jane Fonda fan from Eugene who’s proud of her age at 76.
“She’s a roll model for us girls that age. I wish I had her looks,” adds Alice with a lazy laughter in her eyes.
Fonda’s breast cancer scare prompts her and others to live more in the now
Other than a story last year in the Los Angeles Times – that “Fonda has reportedly undergone treatment to remove a breast tumor, but declares herself ‘cancer-free' -- how she overcame her illness is raising more questions than answers because she keeps private on certain things."
In turn, she told Whole Living recently that she sleeps “nine hours a night,” and although she produced the famed Jane Fonda Workout video nearly 30 years ago, Fonda admitted that “I don’t like to exercise.”
She also noted that “she doesn’t take kindly to being told hot to think – especially by cynics.”
“I’m an optimist. I’d be funnier if I were cynical, but I’d rather not be cynical than be funny,” Fonda says in Whole Living, while also pointing to her passion right now of “stopping violence against women and helping adolescents believe they have a bright future head of them.”
Fonda’s had a long, but sad life but she carries on “because there’s always something to see and learn.”
While Jane Fonda rose to fame in the Sixties with films such as “Barbarella” and “Cat Ballou,” and went on to win two Academy Awards and numerous other awards during her 50 plus years as an actress, it’s her opposition to the Vietnam War – and her recent protests against the Iraq War, due to violence against women – that still makes her controversial.
Image source of Jane Fonda hanging out with Robert Redford at a Hollywood event in 1990: Wikipedia
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