Jane Fonda, 84, feels more youthful today than she did in her 20s

Jane Fonda, 84, says she feels more youthful today than she did in her 20s: ‘It took 70-something years for me to become young!’

Actress Jane Fonda looks and feels ageless at the age of 84. 

The Hollywood legend believes ‘it takes a long time to become young’, quoting the painter Picasso, and says it doesn’t have anything to do with the way one looks. 

She told the Herald Sun on Friday that she felt ‘lost’ in her 20s, saying that she was ‘very unhappy and I felt old and didn’t feel like I would live for very long’.

Actress Jane Fonda (pictured) looks and feels ageless at the age of 84 and says that she feels better now than ever before

She clarified that by ‘young’, she meant: ‘Light, not feeling a great burden on my shoulders. Learning how to be present, learning how to accept what comes, learning that we don’t have any control’.

The Grace and Frankie star went on to say: ‘It’s much easier being older than it is being younger. It’s so hard to be young! There’s nothing but questions.

‘Don’t give up, keep going and try to learn from all this, so when you get a little older, you can get more agency over your life,’ she continued.

‘It took 70-something years for me to become young,’ she added. 

The Hollywood legend believes 'it takes a long time to become young', quoting the painter Picasso, and says it doesn't have anything to do with the way one looks. (Pictured in the 1960s)

The Hollywood legend believes ‘it takes a long time to become young’, quoting the painter Picasso, and says it doesn’t have anything to do with the way one looks. (Pictured in the 1960s)

The interview comes just days after Jane told Vogue she ‘is not proud’ of getting a facelift. 

She said: ‘I had a facelift and I stopped because I don’t want to look distorted. I’m not proud of the fact that I had one. 

‘Now, I don’t know if I had it to do over if I would do it. But I did it. I admit it, and then I just say, okay, you can get addicted. Don’t keep doing it. A lot of women, I don’t know, they’re addicted to it.’ 

She told The Herald Sun on Friday she felt 'lost' in her 20s, saying she 'was very unhappy and I felt old and didn't feel like I would live for very long'. (Pictured in 1987)

She told The Herald Sun on Friday she felt ‘lost’ in her 20s, saying she ‘was very unhappy and I felt old and didn’t feel like I would live for very long’. (Pictured in 1987) 

Jane then touched on how ageing doesn’t have to be scary, adding that she wants to bring awareness that there are ways to age in both positive and healthy ways. 

‘I want young people to stop being afraid about getting older. What matters isn’t age, isn’t that chronological number. What matters is your health,’ she explained, noting that her father died of heart disease when he was ‘six years younger than she is now.’

Jane began acting on the Broadway stage in 1960, before kickstarting her Hollywood career shortly afterwards when she starred in a series of successful films, including Sunday In New York in 1963 and Barbarella in 1968. 

The interview comes just days after Jane told Vogue she 'is not proud' of getting a facelift. (Pictured in 2005)

The interview comes just days after Jane told Vogue she ‘is not proud’ of getting a facelift. (Pictured in 2005)

She won two Academy Awards for Best Actress in the 1970s, garnering various other nominations and awards in the years to follow. 

Aside from being passionate about being on the big screen, the star has had a love for dance and fitness for years. 

Jane released her first exercise video in 1982, which went on to become the highest-selling VHS of the 20th century. 

After making a name for herself as an actress, Fonda tackled the fitness space in 1982 when she released her first workout video which became a sell-out success (pictured in 1983)

Still active: As she reaches her mid-80s, the star still takes time to stay active and follow a fitness routine (pictured in 1985)

Jane then touched on how aging doesn’t have to be scary, adding that she wants to bring awareness that there are ways to age in both positive and healthy ways. (Pictured left in 1983 and right in 1985)

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