- Help wanted: Homeland Security plagued by vacancies at the top
- We are not amused: Queen’s protection officers warned to keep ‘sticky fingers’ off the royal cashews
- Unleash the crossbows: Gov. Scott Walker creates new hunting season
- Bubonic plague kills 20 in Madagascar
- G-20 diplomats fell for hacker attack promising nude photos of former French first lady Carla Bruni
- Minnesota guardsman charged with stealing private soldier data for fake IDs
- Florida appeals court rules universities can’t regulate guns
- Vladimir Putin defends Russian conservative values
- Tea Party Patriots call key GOP firing a declaration of war
- 68,000 more file for unemployment — in one week
Jane Fonda: Oscar winner to add prints next to dad’s at Chinese Theatre
Question of the Day
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jane Fonda is planning to shed a few tears on Saturday.
That’s when the 75-year-old Oscar winner will place her hand and footprints next to her father’s in the concrete shrine to celebrity outside Hollywood’s Chinese Theatre. Then she’ll present a special screening of the film she made with her dad, 1981’s “On Golden Pond.” The cement and cinematic tribute is part of the 2013 TCM Classic Film Festival, which is honoring Miss Fonda.
“I am very, very excited,” Miss Fonda said in an interview this week. “I thought probably I would die and this would never happen. I’m just really thrilled that it actually is happening, and not only that, but I get to put my hand and footprints right next to my father. … I’m just so happy I’ll probably cry.”
The honor inspired Miss Fonda to reflect on her career, which hasn’t slowed since she returned to acting in 2005 after a 15-year hiatus.
“I’ve made some really good films. There’s also a lot of films I wish I could do over again,” she said. “But I’ve been lucky: I’ve worked with some great directors, and I feel like I’m still a work in progress as an actor. I feel like I’m still learning.”
After her guest-starring stint on “The Newsroom,” she’s more interested than ever in television.
“I’d love to have a television series of my own,” Miss Fonda said. “I’m hoping that might happen.”
A fitness pioneer, Miss Fonda continues to focus on health and wellness with a series of videos aimed at older exercisers. She also inspired countless Oscar watchers earlier this year with her fitted, bright yellow gown, and she serves as L’Oreal’s oldest spokeswoman.
“When you’re younger, you don’t have to put so much time into it, but also I didn’t care that much. I was an activist, and I didn’t think so much about how I appeared,” she said. “As I’ve gotten older, I’ve paid more attention to how I dress, how I look, what makeup I use, what skincare products I use. … I guess one reason that I put more effort into looking good now is because I think it gives hope to other women. It takes the edge off the fear that young people have of getting older.”
The wisdom and openness that come with aging are easy to wear well, and Miss Fonda said she’s happier now than ever.
“This event that’s coming up where I get to put my hand and shoeprints next to my dad in front of the Chinese Theatre, it’s coming at a very happy time in my life,” Miss Fonda said, “and making it even happier.”
By Matt Kibbe
The short-term deal will assure long-term overspending
- Obama's Afghanistan experts stumped on U.S. death toll, war costs during hearing
- NAPOLITANO: A conspiracy so vast
- Comma on!: Twitter erupts over Obama-Castro 'marriage'
- All-out war breaks out in GOP over budget pact
- GOP Rep. Tim Murphy rolls out mental health legislation
- Biden guarantees victory on immigration reform
- Obama takes 'selfie' at Mandela's funeral service
- Selfie at heart of Obama fiasco to stay secret
- White House faces press revolt over access to Obama's South Africa flight
- MALCOLM/REIMER: Over-criminalization undermines respect for legal system
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Lists of top ten movies, songs, funny moments, fashion statements, automobiles, children's names, stupid celebrity moments, first dates, last dates, weddings, and much, much more.
Communities writers read and review current and past books of note. Also, news and views focusing on print and online media.
An objective, analysis-based perspective of D.C. sports as seen through the eyes of lifelong D.C. sports enthusiast, John Heibel.
Extraordinary day at Redskins Park
White House pets gone wild!
Let it snow