Saturday, December 18, 2010
JANE FONDA : "NEVER TOO LATE TO START OVER, NEVER TOO LATE TO BE HAPPY"
I can't believe I have the honor of posting an interview with JANE FONDA (or "Corie Bratter" - one of my favorite film character's ever from the film "Barefoot in the Park")! Jane is an award-winning American actress, writer, political activist, former model and fitness guru. Jane has won two Academy Awards as well as several other awards and nominations. She describes herself as a liberal feminist. She has graced the cover of Vogue twice! Jane won the Academy Award for "KLUTE" in 1971 as well as 1978's "COMING HOME." Jane was a ballet enthusiast but fractured her foot while filming "THE CHINA SYNDROME" and was longer able to participate. To compensate, Jane got into aerobics under Leni Cazden. In 1982, Jane released her workout video which proceeded to sell 17 million copies. No one is unfamiliar with that pink and maroon striped leotard. This video enticed many in the world to buy the then-new VCR. In the incredible span of her career, she has released 23 workout videos, 5 workout books and 13 audio programs. Can't even count how many repetitions that is!
Jane is the ultimate GS&E beauty inspiration subject. Here, we proudly share two EXCLUSIVE GS&E question/answers with the amazing JANE FONDA:
GS&E: WHAT HAS ALWAYS BEEN YOUR PHILOSOPHY AND FEELINGS ABOUT THE LINK BETWEEN BEAUTY AND EXERCISE?
JF: Ah, good question. When you feel good inside, you are gonna be more beautiful. And exercise makes you feel good inside. So your eyes are going to sparkle, your skin is gonna be more radiant, and you're gonna feel good about yourself.
JF: Second question? That was a good question.....
GS&E: IS JANE FONDA'S "PRIME TIME" ANY MORE SPECIAL TO YOU THAN YOUR AMAZING OTHER WORKOUT DVD'S?
JF: Well, it's fun to come back after, I don't even know, 15, 20 years from being out of the business. I am a different person and they are geared toward MY prime time for, you know, a more senior audience and I talk more and the feedback I'm getting is that it is kind of "cozier." So, in that sense, yeah, I think it is kind of special and people seem real happy with it which makes me very happy.
Your eyes are sparkling already....