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1. A prolific period of self-discovery

When she had the Monster-brother scenario, Jane fonda hadn’t been in a movie for 15 years. His most recent film dates from the 1990s Stanley and Iris, after which she married media mogul and CNN founder Ted turner and quickly retired from acting. In a 2013 CNN interview, Fonda recalled Turner telling her on their second date, ““ If this works, you’re going to have to give up your career. ”I think it’s a bit early in the day. the relationship for that. ” The conversation moved on, then Turner came back with, “I just realized you’re not going to give up your career until you win an Oscar. ‘ I said, ‘Ted, I have two.’ “

“I had planned to do it anyway,” she insisted, “so it was partly Ted and partly something I wanted too.”

In 2005, she told LiveAboutDotCom about her decision to retire from acting 15 years ago: “It had become agony. I was not happy inside as a woman and was in some way. sort of in denial and sort of cut off from my emotions. i was living on will and it’s very hard to be creative when you live on will. My last two or three movies were just agony and I said, I don’t want to be scared anymore. Then I met Ted Turner and I didn’t need to. “

After their divorce in 2001, “I was single for seven years,” Fonda told Forbes in 2011, “and I found out that I am doing well”.

She and Turner remained friends, though, according to Fonda’s 2005 memoir, My life so far, Turner was a serial cheater. Still, “it was really hard to leave – I was 62 and had no career left,” Fonda recalls. The New Yorker in 2018. “I didn’t have to work, I was groomed. And yet I knew that if I stayed, I was never going to become what I’m meant to be as a whole person, as a really genuine person person. And I tried to explain to him, but he doesn’t really understand.


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