Jane Fonda gave a perfect delivery when she announced that Parasite had won Best Picture at the Oscars on February 9. At the ceremony, she also debuted a fresh gray hair color. Now, the actress is saying that she’s done with plastic surgery, according to an interview she gave with Elle Canada.
In the interview, the actress that her vanity has been a difficult thing for her to overcome.
“I can’t pretend that I’m not vain, but there isn’t going to be any more plastic surgery — I’m not going to cut myself up anymore. I have to work every day to be self-accepting; it doesn’t come easy to me,” she told the magazine for their March issue.
Fonda, who is now 82, says that one of the ways she tries to be more accepting is by being brutally honest with the public.
“I try to make it very clear that it has been a long and continuing struggle for me. I post pictures of me looking haggard — and once with my tooth out! This is a fake tooth. It came out in a restaurant in Portugal and I posted it,” she admitted.
Throughout her recent career, Fonda has tried to be more honest about her mixed feelings about the surgery. In a 2017 interview on Megyn Kelly Today, the actress was asked about why she isn’t proud to admit that she’s had work done. She also admitted in a 2018 documentary that she “hated” the fact that she felt the need to physically alter herself in order to feel okay, according to Us Weekly. She also said that she wished she was braver.
Fonda also opened up to Elle Canada about the universal struggles that she believes all women face. These include the need to please their fathers, the idea that they’re not good enough, and the perception that they’re not pretty enough. She was honest about the fact that those struggles had caused her a great deal of pain over the years, including eating disorders and addictions, as well as a reliance on plastic surgery.
Even as Fonda has opened up about these procedures, the Grace & Frankie star has also made a name for herself as a prominent climate activist. The actress is frequently in the news for being arrested at climate change protests, and she often brings famous faces with her.
According to USA Today, Fonda protests once a week, calling her protests Fire Drill Fridays. Celebrities that have joined her in the protests include Ted Danson, Sally Field, Sam Waterston, and Diane Lane.