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Jane Fonda explains why she's the 'happiest I've ever been' at 85

Jane Fonda explains why she's the 'happiest I've ever been' at 85

Jane Fonda explains why she feels happiest at 85 and is forever grateful to god to be alive

Jane Fonda has explained why she feels the 'happiest' at the age of 85.

The Grace and Frankie actress who was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin lymphoma last year still maintains a remarkably positive outlook in life.

The actor has accepted her age with great enthusiasm and beauty - and claims to be 'the happiest I've ever been', even after facing upheaval throughout her life.

Always known for keeping an optimistic attitude, the actress is 'realistic' about the remaining time she has been left with and clearly doesn't want to 'regret' the senior years of her life.

She said to be 'forever grateful to God to be alive at this age', and on still getting offers for 'good work'.

In a heart-warming interview with People, Fonda said: "There's been a tragedy and hard things in my life. But I've never succumbed to them. I've been resilient all my life."

Jane was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin lymphoma last year.
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The actor undoubtedly underestimated herself and never imagined becoming an actor in her younger days.

"I'm not one of those who grew up wanting to perform, wanting to be an actor. I didn't think that I had talent," she said.

Fonda has made her health a priority, she said: "I have no diseases, but cancer.. well it's something else.

"That's what makes me seem younger than my numerical age is because I'm healthy. And I have good posture!"

Fonda has a knack for living life to the fullest - and we should take cues from her.

However, has not always been well for the Grace and Frankie actor, and she has had her fair share of ups and downs with her dad, Henry.

We all do, don't we?

Jane maintains a remarkably positive outlook in life.
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"He never brought joy home. I never felt that he got joy... it never manifested when he came home, so it was not like 'oh my God, I want what he's got,'" she said.

With four films coming up, including a comedy Book Club: The Next Chapter, which will be released next week on 12 May - nothing can stop the star at 85, undoubtedly.

Fonda cherishes the women's friendships she's made in her life, and it was a 'dream come true' for her when she filmed a sequel to her rom-com hit, Book Club, with friends Diane Keaton, Candice Bergen and Mary Steenburgen in Italy.

"It's everything I imagined women's friendships can be," Fonda said as she recalls the girlie time spent back in the European landscape.

"When I was younger, there was this assumption that women were kind of catty and four stars working together wouldn't work because they'd be competing, and it's just not true. We're friends and we love working together and we help each other when we need to."

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