Jane Fonda has made a shocking reveal during a recent interview for Net-a-
Porter’s The Edit.
In the interview done by actress Brie Larson, the 79 year old actress has opened
up about growing up in a patriarchal belief system and how it has affected her
“To show you the extent to which a patriarchy takes a toll on females; I’ve been
raped, I’ve been sexually abused as a child, and I’ve been fired because I
wouldn’t sleep with my boss. I always thought it was my fault; that I didn’t do or
say the right thing.” – Fonda told in the shocking statement.
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Right now the actress is a great feminist and an advocate for women’s right and
she told that her past shaped her to be like this.
She continued saying that she knows many young girls who have been in the
same situation as her and they blame themselves, but they shouldn’t because
it’s not their fault. “We were violated and that’s not right”, she told in the
Talking about her career and early life, Jane, who is the daughter of Hollywood
star Henry Fonda revealed that she had a hard time saying no. “It took me 60
years to learn how to say no”, the actress says, explaining it took her decades to
become the strong woman she is today. According to her, she was taken
advantage of career-wise, as she would often take parts that were not right for
The 79 year old actress, who is the mother of three children, also told that one
thing she regrets is not being a better parent. Fonda says that at first she didn’t
know how to do it, but she learned and studied how to be a parent. “It’s never
too late”, she reveals as she continues to say that she’s trying to make up for
the things she didn’t do before.