As a beloved actress, writer, former fashion model and fitness guru, Jane Fonda seemingly has it all. But in reality, the 77-year-old star admits fame can often be very polarizing.
"For most of my adult life, I've had celebrity — and celebrity can be really alienating," the Osca winner revealed in a new interview.
"It separates you from people, it can make you feel lonely, it can make you feel the people around you are imposing their own view of who you are and they're not really seeing you for who you are."
Jane won her second Best Actress Oscar for 'Coming Home' in 1978. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
According to Jane, balancing Hollywood work with charitable projects she feels passionate about has helped her deal with the downsides of fame throughout her more than 50 years in the spotlight.
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"People loan you jewelry and clothes and it's all very nice and it's fun, but at the end of the day [I ask] 'Why?' You can feel really odd as you go to bed at night at the end of a day of that stuff and you think 'What's the point of my life?' And then when I leave that to go and be with other activists, I feel reborn," the mom-of-three said.
Jane and Lily in 'Grace and Frankie.' (Photo Credit: R/R)
Though Jane assured she remains dedicated to continuing her activism work, she confessed she isn't quite ready to leave Hollywood just yet. In fact, her latest project, a Netflix series titled 'Grace and Frankie,' premieres on May 8.
"Ever since I got old, I've wanted to give a cultural face to older women, and television is the place to do it," she told 'AOL BUILD' of the upcoming show, in which she appears alongside her former '9 to 5' costar Lily Tomlin. "I'm pretty excited about it... we had a lot of fun."
Watch Jane's full AOL BUILD interview in the video below!
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