Jane Fonda is still evolving, still re-inventing and the activist, actor, philanthropist, mother, grandmother, lover and ex-wife of CNN founder Ted Turner details her many journeys in the latest issue of DuJour Magazine. In these cool, somewhat detached images by Thomas Whiteside, Jane warms us up with some good stories.
Grace and Frankie
Fonda has a new Netflix series coming with Lily Tomlin. ‘Grace and Frankie’ is a story of two women whose husbands come out as gay and leave them for each other. ‘It’s a tragedy, when you’re 70 and your husband leaves you,’ Fonda explains. Grace and Frankie is the story of two women rediscovering themselves late in life … asking that key question ‘Who am I’?
About Bursting Richard Branson’s Stitches
‘The first week I was dating Ted there was this big rally in Hollywood and my job was to introduce Virgin Airlines…’—she pauses to think of his name—“Richard Branson. So, I introduced him. He came up. I started to leave the stage, and he grabbed me and he pulled me back. He said, ‘You really owe me.’ I looked at him. And he said, ‘I was 15 when I was circumcised. I still had the stitches in when I watched Barbarella. And you made me burst my stitches!’ She laughs, adding: “Isn’t that a strange thing to say in front of 3,000 people?’
On Leonardo DiCaprio’s Documentary Virunga and British Oil in the Congo
‘We need to get a lot of famous people to go [to Virunga] and literally lay their bodies on the line and say to the oil company, “You’ll have to kill us before you go in there.” ’ The challenge is to stay angry and at the same time not burn yourself out or get an ulcer. It’s hard.’