Frankly, I’ve been worrying about the possibility that in the 15 months since we were last filming “Grace & Frankie,” I may have lost the ability to act. My main activity during those 15 months was hosting Fire Drill Fridays and interviewing climate experts and that’s really different than acting.

But last Monday we went back to the set and, turns out, I can still do it and I’m happy doing it. Some of our crew is new but most of the main people are from before COVID and it was really sweet to see them. Our Unit manager and producers have a knack for hiring nice and diverse people, so the set has always been chill. Actually, sometimes way too hot or too cold but always chill…if you get my meaning.

Kelly Akers, in charge of continuity, and, to the right, our director Gail Mancuso.

The COVID protocols are serious but not so overwhelming that they stifle our creativity or make things too difficult. I’m really glad we waited till now to return to work and not when the restrictions were even tighter.

Then there’s the problem of the Biden Administration. The planet is on fire. Climate scientists are sending grave warning that if we continue to drill and burn fossil fuels we risk catastrophe. This isn’t a game. This isn’t hyperbole. It’s way to late for half measures. Why did Biden pause the Keystone XL but say he supports Line 3 in Minnesota and will fight attempts to stop it in court? It’s the same heavy, dangerously polluting oil as Keystone from the Alberta, Canada tar sands passing under some of purest bodies of water including the headwaters of the Mississippi. Why does Gavin Newsom, California’s Governor, keep issuing new permits for drilling and fracking? Does he think we won’t notice or won’t care? What’s with these guys?

People, we need to up the ante. Get out of our comfort zones and make our voices heard. For those who can get there, there’ll be a big rally in front of the DC Capitol this Tuesday. We need to all do what we can to put maximum pressure on the Democrats to act bravely and boldly to save us and our planet. Time is running out but it’s not too late.

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  1. Time is running faster

  2. Dear Jane, your My life so far pulls me in and I find how perfect and accurate are lots of your life knowings you describes there. Sometimes I feel like – wow I see that is what I could not understand and it is exactly like Jane describes. Thank you for this, it slowly changes my life and everything I thought about it before. Sometimes I hear you call Frankie ‘Frances’ and wonder if it was in script originally… I also see wonderful connection between life of Grace and Brenda Morel in that terrific dialogue with Mick. One of the copy of What can I do is on the way to me so I will continue to get to know your thoughts. Just wanted to say to you (and as I see you might read the comment here): Thank you for doing what you’re doing. You are much more greater inspiration than you would ever imagine. Enjoy G&F filming, this series is a legend. Same as you are. Sending all my thanks and love 🙂

  3. Jane I bother again but you must already get your third dose of the covid vaccine, remember it, I want you to be very well now that you have so much work remember that health is ours greatest treasure, of course I pray every day for you💕💕💕

  4. Jane, I don’t know what you think but for me this last photo session is one of the best of your life, you are beautiful you don’t need much to look incredible but these photos are amazing💕💕💕

  5. Hi Jane,

    Trusting that you are well and taking great care.

    You must be busy with the work of Grace and Frankie. Just sending a message to check up on you and to say that I am missing your posts on the blog however missing you more. Please send my well wishes to Lily Tomlin as well.

    Hope to hear from you soon.
    Saiesha. xoxo

  6. Jane!!! Yesterday, as I’m sure you know, was FDF’s 2nd anniversary!!! How is that possible!? It feels like it all started yesterday! Congratulations 🔥!!!

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