Jane Fonda is getting candid about going under the knife.
The actress and activist, 82, opened up about plastic surgery and the pressures of looking camera-ready in Hollywood in an interview with Elle Canada, published Tuesday.
“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,” Fonda told the magazine. “I have to work every day to be self-accepting; it doesn’t come easy to me.”
Having struggled with bulimia, which she said she didn’t have full control over until her 40s, the “Grace and Frankie” star told the magazine she wants to be more honest with fans about the realities of her life.
“I try to make it very clear that it has been a long and continuing struggle for me,” she said. “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 (on social media).”
Though Fonda has previously been open about her cosmetic procedures, she had a tense moment with Megyn Kelly in 2017 when the then-NBC morning show host broached the topic.
“You’ve been an example to everyone in how to age beautifully and with strength and unapologetically,” Kelly said. “You admit you’ve had work done, which I think is to your credit. But you look amazing … I read you said you felt not proud to admit you had work done. Why not?”
Fonda, after a long stare as Kelly asked her question, appeared shocked: “We really want to talk about that now?”
Fonda later told Entertainment Tonight Canada that she was “a little bit” surprised by Kelly’s plastic surgery question.
“Given the fact that we don’t have a lot of time … it’s a weird thing to bring up — whether I’ve had plastic surgery or not,” the star said. “I have, and I’ve talked about it. Seemed like the wrong time and place to ask that question.
The actress also talked to the magazine about her commitment to fighting climate change and how activism has evolved.
“There is so much uncertainty now. It is 100 times worse than when I was a young person. And for me, those were not the good old days at all. It was very fraught,” she said. “And yet, I’m white and privileged, so for people of color, gay people, physically challenged people, it is all so much harder.”
Fonda has led weekly marches protesting climate change alongside her famous friends, including Joaquin Phoenix, Sam Waterston and co-star Lily Tomlin, even getting arrested multiple times during the protests in Washington, D.C.
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Contributing: Bill Keveney