We’re coming up on the one year anniversary of when Jane Fonda squished Megyn Kelly like a bug under her heel after Megyn asked Jane about her plastic surgeries. To honor such an important event (it’s not, but I want to believe), People has an exclusive interview with 80-year-old Jane where they cover topics from love to aging and everything in between. Jane didn’t want to talk plastic surgery with Megyn Kelly last year, but she’s ready to do it now with People. That might be the best ending to the Megyn Kelly story. She wants to talk surgery, just not with Megyn.
Jane, who has an upcoming documentary about her life on HBO called Jane Fonda in Five Acts, says she knows she looks good, but you can thank her surgeon for that. But Jane says she wishes she could have aged the natural way.
“On one level, I hate the fact that I’ve had the need to alter myself physically to feel that I’m OK. I wish I wasn’t like that. I love older faces. I love lived-in faces. I loved Vanessa Redgrave’s face. I wish I was braver. But I am what I am.”
Vanessa Redgrave is 81, and I’m hoping they’re friends, otherwise I could see that compliment being received as a backhanded one. “I wish I, Vanessa Redgrave, of the Redgrave family of esteemed actors, was brave enough to do a Netflix sitcom about dildo-peddlers. Alas, my agent hasn’t presented one to me yet.”
Jane adds that it’s not just plastic surgery that has helped her look young. She says she does pilates, and that she always stands up straight because “Your age is less chronological and more attitudinal.” I’m going to live in that head space the next time some teenage employee offers me a wrinkle cream sample at Sephora. I’m sorry, but I can’t hear you, shady cream giver. Never mind that I have the hunched-over posture of a senior citizen, I believe I’m standing with the attitude of someone in their 20s, and that’s all that matters.