With about a month to go until her 85th birthday, Jane Fonda reflects on the importance of inspiring others to continue the work she has done for many years as a political activist. “We need celebrities who get involved,” she says in an interview with Entertainment Tonight.
Actress and activist Jane Fonda turns 85 at the end of December – a milestone she reflects on in an interview with Entertainment Tonightat the same time as she addresses one of her heart issues: helping children and young people in socially disadvantaged areas to reach their potential.
“Will not be around much longer”
In September, Fonda revealed that she had been diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a type of cancer that develops in the lymphatic system. Although she is now undergoing chemotherapy, her commitment to improving the society she lives in has not stopped.
Her work to help young people through the non-profit association Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Power and Potential (GCAPP) which she founded in 1995 is an example of this:
“Whether it’s good or bad, celebrities shine a light on different subjects. I’m not going to be around much longer and we need celebrities to get involved in this problem so they can help solve it,” says Fonda, continuing:
“When you get to my age, it’s best to be aware of how much time you have behind you instead of ahead of you. I mean, it’s just realistic.”