My Jane Fonda Interview! "It's Terrible To Die Without Forgiving"

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I had a stimulating chat with the legendary Jane Fonda at the Sherry Netherland's Cipriani last week, and it's all laid out for you in this week's column, a real gem of a standup sit-down interview.

Jane was honest and articulate as she told me why her longevity astounds her, what she's learned about her relationships with men, and how important forgiveness is when dealing with your parents' flaws.

That happens to be theme of her new movie, Peace, Love, and Misunderstanding, in which she's a lifelong hippie who says stuff like "Your spirit guide brought you here, but she can only lead you to water" and "I prefer not to name animals. They're nature's children, not ours!"

You really have to put on some tie dye, light up something festive, and go see it--but first, read the column.

You'll come to it as a whole person and you'll love it.


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11 comments
Jonster
Jonster

Right, ironically Fonda was named "Miss Armed Forces" by the Pentagon and toured the country giving impassioned speeches as to the benefits of becoming a soldier ten years before Vietnam.

latenitebump
latenitebump

she didn´t run nothing. only thing she did was wear red; rip off cartier; talk to her fortune teller; and run an empty campaign against drugs when her husband was the biggest drug dealer in american history. she set women back a hundred years!

Frederico
Frederico

All these Vietnam Vets hate her but they love the country that lied through it's teeth to keep it's killing machine going. As they did with Iraq, the military and political leadership of this country lied to Congress about the incidents in the Gulf of Tonkin. Their CIA got these men addicted to the heroin it was trafficking to pay for the illegal bombing of Laos and Cambodia, only to bring them home to a bankrupt country with double digit inflation. Just like today, the military absolved itself of all responsibility for treating the men and women who suffer from the maladies of their folly. We're such a great nation and she's a commie pinko....let it die America, just like your future.

Ulu
Ulu

Not a good movie. I was shocked when she was nominated for it. (Though I've loved her in many other things.)

Jonster
Jonster

Oh man, I love her.  Thanks for this.  Great interview!!! 

Oliver Stoner
Oliver Stoner

Well, Jane has given many a blow job, especially to Iraqi terrorists and 30 years prior, the Viet Cong.

Oliver Stoner
Oliver Stoner

And how does Jane feel about all the blow jobs she gave to the Viet Cong after they had a hard day of  torturing to death some American POW? Why would Jane crawl out from under a rock after all her anti-American bullshit with her pineapple face husband who cheated on her cause she was such a lousy lay?  Not only was Jane stupid, but so was her husband Tom Hayden.

bitchtrollfromhell
bitchtrollfromhell

"The Morning After" - wish you'd asked about that, it's campy fun and she's really very good.  "Klute" also has some funny scenes like when she's in her apt. being interviewed by Donald Sutherland and suddenly cries out "Alright Bobby, olly olly oxen free, I've got the gumdrops!!"

George
George

She ran this country for eight years and got away with it.  I'd hardly call her stupid.

Musto
Musto

PS: I asked Jane if 'They Shoot Horses, Don't They?' was the first time movies let her show what she can do and she replied, "Barefoot in the Park. Comedy is as hard to do as drama. But for drama, yes, They Shoot Horses was the first." I told her she rarely plays an unsympathetic character, and she said, "I was unsympathetic in California Suite." but we couldn't think of many others. And when I asked how she was able to be a fiery activist and a professional movie actor at the same time, Jane said, "I have pictures of myself from movies from Klute to Fun With Dick and Jane where there'd be a break and I'd be on the phone raising money. I was in full costume, on the phone during lunch break. I was married to Tom Hayden and we had a national organization   called Indochina Peace Campaign." 

Ick
Ick

A wonderful interview (though I agree, the Nancy reagan thing is bizarre). Is Jane just happy to get the job?

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