Monday, May 27, 2024

Jane Fonda Scores On “W” Magazine at 77, Oldest Ever to Appear on Cover (And Sensational)


Jane Fonda — wise and wonderful– gives a super interview to my pal Lynn Hirschberg for the cover of this month’s W magazine. And the photo is by Steven Meisel, you can’t do better. Jane is sexy, smart, and sensation. She’s also the oldest person, at 77, ever to appear on W or maybe any celebrity magazine. Brava! I’ve known Jane for 3o years; she can do anything.

Right now the two time Oscar winner (and many more noms) is the belle of Ball in Cannes, where she’s appearing for L’Oreal and in a new movie there called, of course, “Youth,” directed by Paolo Sorrentino. She’s also going to share an Emmy with Lily Tomlin for their TV series, “Grace and Frankie.” Otherwise, the Emmys had better give up.

Jane also 400 other projects cooking, plus she lives with the great legendary record producer Richard Perry, has a big family including actor son Troy Garity and daughter Vanessa. Go back and read her autobiography from 2005. She tells like it is, always. Only the strong survive, and that’s Jane Fonda. It doesn’t hurt that she’s gorgeous, too!

Kudos to Lynn and her editor Stefano Tonchi for putting Fonda on that cover.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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