Jane Fonda Feels Regret Every Time She Looks in the Mirror
Jane Fonda has many regrets over the course of her life. Now, the 80-year-old wishes that she hadn't depended on so many plastic surgeries.
Living life with regret is not healthy. It is indicative not only of bad choices but also one’s inability to accept oneself. Most of us decide to learn from our mistakes as they are part of our story and accepting them is the healthiest approach. This is not the path that Jane Fonda has chosen.
Fonda has admitted to regrets in the past, most notably her trip to Vietnam that earned her the nickname Hanoi Jane. Veterans and patriotic Americans despise her for these traitorous actions for which she later issued an apology. But, this is far from the only thing Fonda would take back. She has major regrets each time she looks in the mirror.
In an HBO documentary about her, Jane Fonda admits to having serious regrets about her numerous plastic surgeries. The actress went under the knife multiple times in order to turn back the hands of time. Even though she recognizes that she looks good, those surgeries are decisions she now regrets at age 80.
“I’m glad I look good for my age, but I’ve had plastic surgery,” Fonda admits. “I’m not going to lie about that.”
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The 9 to 5 actress now realizes that she had the surgeries on her face so she could feel better about herself. Now that she is elderly, she understands that her face doesn’t match her age and finds that unsettling.
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“On one level, I hate the fact that I’ve had the need to alter myself physically to feel that I’m OK,” the actress says. “I wish I wasn’t like that. I love older faces. I love lived-in faces. I loved Vanessa Redgrave’s face.”
Ultimately, Fonda appears to believe multiple plastic surgeries are a reflection of her failure to accept herself. She now feels the decision to alter appearance was a sign of weakness.
“I wish I was braver. But I am what I am,” Fonda opines in the documentary.
Many of us have had plastic surgery of some sort. It doesn’t mean there is something wrong with us. Some women struggle with how their bodies change after childbirth or perhaps some little alteration would make them more confident. The difference is that most women don’t regret their plastic surgeries on the level that Fonda does because they never let it become a habit.
Chasing down plastic surgeons for decades in order to fight off Father Time has worn heavy on Jane Fonda’s mind.
This openness is a hard turn from her very defensive reaction when asked about it by Megyn Kelly. During that interview, she went berserk and began attacking Kelly for asking the question. Video from that is below.