With new film, Fonda feeling her best
Actress liked that story stresses ‘the importance of women’s friendships’
THESTAR.COM/MOVIES At 80, Jane Fonda feels like she’s in her prime.
“I feel I’m my best self right now,” the two-time Oscar-winning actress, activist, author, former model and fitness guru said in a recent phone interview. “I think all the work and the intentionality has paid off. The French have an expression: ‘Je suis bien dans ma peau’ — ‘I am good in my skin.’”
Such is also the outlook of her character in her new film Book Club, which hits theatres Friday.
Fonda plays a hotel mogul whose confidence and sexual prowess shine through in her “I don’t need anyone” attitude, and her leather clothing and thigh-high boots. Her disinterest in a long-term life partner changes, however, when she starts to fall for a former lover, played by Don Johnson.
Helping her through her crisis of the heart are her longtime friends, played by Diane Keaton, Candice Bergen, and Mary Steenburgen. As they each read Fifty Shades of Grey as part of their monthly book club, they also encounter personal and relationship issues that force them out of their comfort zones.
Fonda liked that the story highlights “the importance of women’s friendships.”
“Seeing women loving each other and having each other’s backs, I think it’s very important. Too often that’s not what we see,” she said. REVIEW WWW.THESTAR.COM
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