THANK YOU GRACE AND FRANKIE FANS – FINAL EPISODES PREMIERE APRIL 29TH

Dear Grace and Frankie Fans,

I’m writing to thank you for your support of the show over the years. I’ve heard about the binge-watch parties, grandkids watching with grandparents, the Halloween G&F costumes that fans have sent pictures of and all the fan-created G&F merch and GIF’s.

Lily and I have been buoyed by the heartfelt appreciation from our older fans who’ve told us they felt seen on the small screen in ways they had not experienced before (I mean, seniors and vibrators, who would have thought!)

Most profoundly, Lily and I will never forget the stories we’ve been told about women who were losing hope following a tragedy but found hope again when friends or family suggested they watch G&F.

Hope is needed now like never before and I’m deeply gratified that our show helped spread some around.

With Love and Gratitude to the fans,

Jane

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  1. Dear Jane,

    This has quickly become one of my favorite shows, I’m so excited to see how it wraps up! You and Lily both have an incredible talent, thank your for sharing it.

    Best,
    Kennedy Davis

  2. Thank you to you and everyone involved with the making of ‘Grace and Frankie’! I have never enjoyed a show so much, honestly! You have all had me laughing, crying, quoting lines and thoroughly enjoying watching multiple times and finding new elements each time. This show show will stay with me forever – it has woken me up and made me a stronger, happier person, strange though that may seem. I will raise a Martini on Friday and say ‘Cheers’ to ‘Grace and Frankie’…love always from England, U.K. 🙏🏻😂🥺😍❤️
    Ruth Jane Davison

  3. Jane,
    Thank YOU and everyone involved with G&F from the bottom of my heart. I’ve rewatched the show many times, but never did i feel more connected with it than after my own marriage ended because my wife had cheated (and blamed it on my chronic pain btw). Watching the characters of Grace and Frankie handle their broken hearts hit very differently when my own heart was broken. G&F made me laugh, comforted me and made me feel understood when i was at the lowest point of my life. I’m so glad you all know how much this show has impacted so many people, and how special it is to so many.
    And Jane, if you see this, i just want you to know that you’re one of my biggest role models. Whenever i feel like i can’t or don’t want to go on i think of you and how much you’ve been through, but you never give up. Your strength is so inspiring to me. I don’t think I’ll ever be even a little bit as strong and amazing as you are, but I’m trying. And because of you, I’ll also never give up.
    Thank you for everything, and thank you for Grace and Frankie. It’ll always have a very special place in my heart and I’ll never stop rewatching it! 🥰

    • Jane, I can’t thank you enough for how all of your creative endeavors you’ve done throughout your career have brought me such comfort and joy over the years. I first saw you in On Golden Pond when I was a little girl and I’ve adored you ever since. Now, I’m 26 and Grace and Frankie is so very special to me too. The love you and Lily have for each other beams out of Grace and Frankie and it deeply touches my heart and soul watching you two together. I wish I could hug you, thank you, and tell you how much you mean to me. Your movies, shows, interviews, and books have guided me throughout most of my life. You inspire me to face my fears, be a strong woman, and to be kind but take no shit. The story you shared about Katharine Hepburn in one if your workout books has inspired me for many years. Katharine told you to face your fear and do that back flip dive in On Golden Pond… “Everyone should know that feeling of overcoming fear and mastering something; people who aren’t taught that become soggy.” I wrote that down on a little post it note the minute I first read that quote about 11 years ago and I read it every time I need a reminder to be brave and never become soggy. I can’t thank you enough for being such a guiding force in my life. I will adore you forever, Jane. Thank you.

      All my love,
      Marie

      • I want to add more to my original comment. Without getting too personal, your relationships with your parents are very similar to the relationships I have with mine. My mother really struggles with her mental health and I always fear that what happened to your mom will happen to mine. My dad really reminds me of Henry/Norman. Not nearly as critical/mean, but just kind if grumpy, yet super wise. He’s done a lot of self work since I was younger though, so thankfully our relationship has gotten much better. The scene in On Golden Pond where you don’t follow what you originally rehearsed and you grab Norman’s arm makes me so emotional… even after seeing the movie a few times a year for the majority of my 26 years. It’s my favorite movie and I’m so very glad you were able to have that experience with your father. Anyway, thanks again for everything, Jane. It’s amazing how many people you have inspired and guided throughout your lifetime and you don’t even know it… I think that’s quite beautiful.

        All my love,

        Marie

  4. I got Netflix last year after my grandfather passed away, my grandmother told my parents and I about the show and how funny it was! So we all watched the first episode today and absolutely loved it! I continued to watch and loved each episode even more than the last! Since watching the show I have watched more Lily & Jane movies & shows, such as 9 to 5 and loved that as well and also discovered and started doing the Jane Fonda Workout regularly and it has made me feel better, watching Grace & Frankie has positively improved my life and I’m sad to see it end but am glad I can rewatch it over and over!

  5. Deleted my original message as have just watched news with heartbreaking report of a 3month old baby killed in Odessa .
    Just to say thankyou all and stay well X

  6. Dear Jane and Lily,

    I started watching Grace and Frankie the second it was released and I immediately fell in love. I’ve watched it so many times, I’ve lost count. For the past 5 years, I’ve been suffering from severe depression and anxiety and it has absolutely destroyed me. But Grace and Frankie has always been there for me. It’s my safe space. It makes me feel happy in sad times. It shows me there’s hope. When my grandpa passed away last year, it was the only show I could watch. During lockdowns it’s all I watched. When I felt like there was no reason to stay, I turned on Grace and Frankie. The show has become such an important part of my life and having to say good bye is heartbreaking, but I’m so excited to see the final episodes.

    I’ve made so many friends and memories because of Grace and Frankie and it’s been great being a part of the Grace and Frankie community. The fact that people of all ages love this show just shows how incredibly important it is. I hope you know how much this show means to all of us. It has changed my life in ways you can’t imagine.

    I’m so grateful to both of you. You’ve helped me through a lot of dark moments and I truly wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for you and your work. Thank you, thank you, thank you. I love you eternally.

    x Thalia

  7. Thank YOU! You came to us at a time (Trump, Pandemic, NOW Ukraine… and our own personal challenges) when we needed you.

  8. Thank you for giving us so many years of fun and joy. Not ready for it to end but will rewatch it always ❤️

  9. Muchísimas gracias a Ustedes. Son verdaderas Estrellas. Desde Paraguay con Admiración, Cariño y Respeto

  10. Dear Jane, how are you? From my small country, in South America, URUGUAY, I just want to thank you and Lily for being and existing. I am 66 years old and have various health issues but your work at G&F has been inspiring. They have put me through every mood possible and I feel gratified. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!
    And, the most beautiful thing is that my 33-year-old daughter has seen all the seasons in 15 days! 🤪😂😂😂 and now waiting…. for the end.
    You are a being of light. You have the warmth of the sun and the clarity of the moon. What you propose you achieve. You are a believable and beautiful being because beauty comes from your heart and your intelligence. You seek the common good, something that many people forget, they do not look at the other who is by their side. I admire that about you. And Lily!!!!! I hope you both read this.
    I send you a big hug. Be happy and take care of yourself!
    With love, Grace! (Grace, for some people)😜😘❤️💪🙏 ❤️❤️❤️😂🇺🇾🇺🇾🇺🇾
    P.S. Sorry if there are grammatical errors… I use a translator. LOL xoxoxo

  11. So happy to soon enjoy the ending of G&F! A show that gave me hope and laughs.

  12. Thank YOU, Jane. I have it on my calendar. After having a very bad month, I’ve been so looking forward to the lift this will bring me. Your fan always, Dona

  13. Jane, it’s been a beautiful journey. To think of all the anticipation that I had for this show and how we all grew throughout – it’s crazy to think about what a success story this has turned out to be, millions of people my age getting crazy about it and you especially. I am always moved when I get to witness a show from the very beginning to its very end. One cannot help but reflect on life itself – but I am so happy that we don’t have to wait very long to see you and Lily back together… TWICE!

    Congratulations to everyone involved! Kisses from your loyal pal, Daniel xxx

  14. Well done, Jane!👏❤
    I hope you are really convinced that you are who you are in this very moment thanks to you and all the work you’ve done on yourself over the years, and not because you were/are Henry Fonda’s daughter.
    So keep on going 👌!
    sending my love,

  15. Dear Jane,
    I’m not sure if you will see this but I just wanted to take a brief moment to say a simple thank you. I’m almost 19 years old, and I’m from England. I’ve been watching your films since I was about 15 (‘9 to 5’ played a part in my feminist awakening!) and I recently started university doing a Film and History degree (the first ever essay I submitted a few months ago I wrote about the cultural, historical and aesthetic significance of ‘Coming Home’, and that was so exciting for me). It’s been in the last year or so that I’ve taken to look at your life away from the screen, and I’m so glad I did. You have had a such a profound impact on me, and I’m so grateful for the candid way you talk about your life and experiences, because just by talking about it, you’ve made me feel less alone in the struggles I’ve faced and am facing. The last two years I’ve been dealing with the fact that my father is an alcoholic, and my relationship with him has become very difficult. So, to say the least, you have been a source of strength for me in the way you have talked about the difficulties of your relationship with your father, albeit under a different circumstance, but nonetheless I know, from you, that I can heal from this. In this time, Grace and Frankie has been such a relief for me, the belly laughs I have are endless – and that is exactly what I have needed! So to everyone involved in the show, thank you so much for the joy you have given me and so many others.
    Everything I have learnt from you, Jane, I will carry with me for the rest of my life and into every new adventure I take. Thank you for being you, owning your truth, and continuing to fight for what is right. I hope you are keeping well, and I can’t wait to see the new films projects you have been working on.
    Alexandra
    xx

    • Thank you, Alexandra. What a beautiful letter. x Jane

  16. I want to thank Jane Fonda for showing middle class woman that woman of this age can wear attractive clothing with long sleeves and higher necklines. I wish she would tell us— or develop a line— where to buy these cloths. I want to remain attractive in my eighties. Thank you for the inspiration

  17. Hello, dear Jane! I feel I should say thank you for this sweet and funny show. It has been my comfort series, and I think it’s never gonna change, because it’s such a warming heart masterpiece. Thank you for all the tears and the moments you made me laugh. I can’t wait to watch the new episodes, but I can’t believe it’s really the end. I’m gonna miss it so much. I have great memories from the good times I spent watching it with my belove ones, who got obsessed with this show. I’m so happy we got the chance to have something like Grace and Frankie between all those empty things we had to watch. This show is my favorite ever and, yes, Jane, it’s needed now, because it gives us HOPE. Love you, xx.

  18. Ms Fonda – I’ll dispense with all of the gushing but please know it’s all here, in me, in writing this note to you. Wow. It’s a simple comment on a simple blog in this “ether space” we all seem to call home now but it’s still exciting. Much like the time I met you in person. It was working at Canyon Ranch in Tucson. I was the Bell Captain there when you visited in the early 80’s. As “The Ranch” was adept at welcoming many celebrities, the Hospitality Director (Teena) had informed me that you would be getting a “private” orientation as opposed to a “group” orientation and that I should be ready to go with her as she made her way to your room in case anything was needed, I would be able to make note and handle things. It was an honor that she trusted me with this “task” and I vowed to be completely professional. As we entered your room (the same room, by the way, occupied by Barbra Streisand and Sue Mengers some time earlier that year!), I saw you and, I admit, I sort of froze. There you were, this stunning woman whom I had admired for years and years and you were right in front of me. I was aware of Teena’s voice, sort of beginning the orientation and then finally I heard her say, to me, “Honey? Honey? Will you take care of that for us? Honey?” I had frozen and had to be brought out of my trance. But I recovered and excused myself, a little embarrassed. But I was entranced and you’re still a stunning woman for whom I have the utmost respect and affection. I was 21 years old at the time, a young Gay man, who had just met Jane Fonda! How much better could life be?!! Thank you for being you.

  19. Thank you Jane and Lilly for the last 7 seasons of “fun” you have given your fans. It’s truly inspiring to see two wonderful woman in such an “open” comedy. Thank you also to Martin and Sam who also have given their fans a “giggle”. Best wishes Jenny

  20. Well I just finished the final episodes of Grace and Frankie and I cried. I love that they went from never being in the same room to never being able to be in different rooms. They evolved so much and not just them. Robert, Sol, Brianna, Malerie, Bud, and even Coyote changed so much that it will be weird watching the show all over again. Grace and Frankie both said that they went through hell together and made it back together and I felt that I was apart of that as well. I would like to thank Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Martin Sheen, Sam Waterston, June Diane Raphael, Brooklyn Deckler, Baron Vaughn, Ethan Embry, and the rest of the cast and crew for creating a show that will forever be in our hearts. I am going to miss the feeling of first seeing the last episode but I know that I am going to cry every time. I wish there could be more episodes for me to watch even if that meant never doing another thing in my life again. So thank you Jane and Lily.

  21. Muchas gracias for a precious lessons on compassion and conflict resolution. I started watching your series when I walked away from my marriage after suspecting my husband was gay. I also lived in pain and solitude like Grace for many years. You showed me I was not alone, and that there is hope to rebuild a life, to regain the right to pleasure. Magnificent cast, magnificent lessons on human relationships. Forever grateful, I just finished watching all your new episodes, bravo!

  22. Dear Jane,
    G&F was so deep about friendship, the relationship between people, the life to sum up. I don’t think I’ve ever been so moved specially in the 3 last minutes when the both of your characters are painting together. G&F can’t leave anyone indifferent because I think everyone finds themselves in it at one time or another.
    Thank you to you and to the whole team for these magical moments. The end of a story and hopefully the beginning of a new adventure. Le meilleur reste à venir !
    Amicalement ♥, Amandine

  23. Dear Jane,
    We thank you for the well written, produced, excellent acting, styling done in Grace & Frankie! Watched the final episodes and currently viewing my favourite ones! I’ve also written something along these lines in your blog posted June entitled Back to Work.
    Moreover, Lily Tomlin’s outstanding humour, the entire cast really, is truly phenomenal. I am not sure if you see any of these replies, but I feel blissed knowing there is a space where I can extend my sincere thank you for sharing your extraordinary talents to your fans through a wonderfully written series. Hopefully we’ll have the honour to see you, Lily and cast members in another project? Perhaps a contemporary version of 9-5? In Europe, the issue of equal pay for women is really a topic, and I recall how well the issue of women climbing the corporate ladder was portrayed by Lily Tomlin’s character, something truly robust for that time.
    Consequently, I am currently writing/working on a paper on EU’s Green Deal and Climate Change, so I tune on Fire Drill Fridays which puts perspective on the issue of fossil fuels. However, in Europe, following the War on Ukraine, things are a little complex due to links where we receive gas, so it’s not only an issue of fossil fuels alone.
    Finally, again I honestly appreciate you ever so much, you’re someone I look up to. The entire cast of Grace & Frankie are absolutely brilliant. Also, congratulations to Lily Tomlin in having her hands cemented in Hollywood, long over due, but never too late! Fingers crossed that an assistant will give you the gist of this rather lengthy gratitude post!
    All the best to each and everyone of the Grace & Frankie cast, writers, producers, directors.

    xox,
    Christina
    Athens, Greece

  24. Jane,
    Now that I’ve watched the finale episodes of G&F, I am sharing with you that the most touching moment from the last episode was when Frankie was painting with Grace’s hand. It gave me chills on my back.
    Thank you 🙏 and hats off to you and Lily for all the great work you’ve both done!👏❤

  25. Dear Jane,
    I have never written a fan letter in my life. But instead of telling other people, I decided I should tell you: You and Oprah Winfrey are the only celebrities I admire.
    You are not only an amazing, influential “public figure,” you are a brilliant person. The range of your interests, your many types of activism, are truly inspiring. You and Oprah come from opposite polar ends of our culture, but you both arrived at the same life’s purpose — to become America’s most inspiring women.
    I have been watching some of your in-depth interviews on YouTube. Your ability to speak contemporaneously on so many topics is impressive. But your continual willingness to speak the truth about your life and psyche and to explore what it means to be human is what’s truly influential. I only wish there were more like you.
    I, too, had a distant father. It wasn’t until I was old and he was gone did I realize he suffered from PTSD from being at the Normandy Landing. If only we had known about such things decades ago.
    My one wish is that, in future speaking appearances, you could involve Gloria Steinem. She was one of the most transformational figures of the 20th century and younger women need greater exposure to her legacy. The one they don’t think they need — when you know we need much more.
    Thanks for all you do. Please keep doing it!

  26. Dear Jane and Lily, I love Grace and Frankie. So sad to see it end. Lily you have been my fav comedienne since the big beach chair.
    Jane, On the bright side I have the recipe for chicken paprika!!!!!! I make the best. Stop by for dinner if you are ever in Florida.

  27. Thank you Jane and to Lily for the constant laughs and cries over the past 7 years. This show has gotten me through some of the worst times in my life, but also was there for the good times too. This show will forever be special to me and will always be on repeat in my house.

  28. Thank YOU!!! I have such fond memories of my mother, who I lost a year ago, watching 9 to 5 with me and On Golden Pond. Those were always two of our all-time fave movies. I watched the first episode of Grace and Frankie and saw the same magic onscreen that made me love those movies. You, Lily, and the rest of the cast did such a wonderful job. It’s an amazing show. Thank you for all of the laughter and the wonderful acting over the years!

  29. Dear Jane&Lily
    I would like to live a “Grace&Frankie” relationship once in my life!
    Thanks for the good job to both of you and the whole team.
    Love from a French fan❤
    Take care
    Merci et aurevoir Jane! 🙋‍♀️🙂

  30. Thank YOU for the laughs and love. I rarely laugh at shows anymore, but with Grace and Frankie it’s different. I actually laugh. I’m a new fan of your’s and the show’s. I turn 40 this year and am so scared I’ve wasted my life, but somehow Grace and Frankie has given me hope on being able start fresh and want to really live.
    Also, I wish I would have known about Fire Drill Fridays sooner-Just learned about it yesterday. So excited for next month’s first Friday now!

  31. I love Grace and Frankie. I have Netflix and I have first 6 seasons on dvd when my internet is slow. I’m near 60 and love watching, actually I’m on my 3rd complete pass of the entire show and I have never tired. I love June Diane Rafael and hope her spin off happens and you can guest star💕💙💜

  32. I also just purchased the soundtrack I listen while I’m working and it brings many smiles💜💙

  33. I love the show and I’m gonna miss it so much! Thank you, Jane and Lily for all these great moments!!!

  34. Dear Jane,
    I am truly grateful for the amazing work you’ve done together with Lily. You showed one very important thing: human life must be appreciated at any age in any circumstances.
    My mum turned 60 on May 4, 2022. The former USSR made her think that the human life is over when you turn 40. The soviet standards taught people that human life worth nothing, that “there is not person who cannot be replaced” or “no person – no problem”.
    We are from Donbas. When the war started in 2014, my mum was there and I was studying in Kyiv. She did not want to leave her house, her garden, everything she knew or had before. She was so depressed. But I managed to bring her to Kyiv in early 2015. At that time she was 52.
    And the “fun” part started. We needed to find a job for her. Ageism in Ukraine and other post-soviet countries is horrible. All companies we contacted told my mum that 52 is very old, that they are searching for a person no older than 35. One company told my mum that she was “old and slow”. On that day she came home and cried. After 6 months of searching, we finally found a job in the supermarket, in cakes department.
    You TV series is a socially vital instrument to teach people that life continues till you live it. I remind it to my mum every day.
    Thank you again! Greetings from Ukraine, attacked by russia.
    Hugs,
    Katya

    • Thank you. Katya, for telling me this. I hope you and your mum stay safe. What a monstrous war!!!

  35. Hello hello Jane,

    Whenever I find a respite or aspirational model to become a bit happier, healthier or more at peace, you and your manifestations of art/goodness seem to be the source for me. You/they are teeming with affirmations. I just started G&F… during the last leg of my rather problematic junior year of college… and now it will be with me during hard times this summer and months to come…
    also this will be another summer of your workout vids saving me mentally and helping me out physically!!

    There is a lot more where that came from, so may I please send you a letter sometime?

    All the best,
    Ashleigh

  36. Since the last episodes were released on Netflix, I binged watched all at once. And I loved every single episode and the way it ended. I will forever love Grace & Frankie, and I’m thinking about start to rewatch the show since the first season, because I just can’t deal with this end, it’s my favorite show of all times and for sure it will be forever my comfort show!

    I haven’t had time to write to you before, but all I can say is that you, Lily, Marta, Howard, everybody, made such an incredible job of making/creating this show. I’m so grateful for your and Lily’s character because sometimes I feel like a little bit of them, despite the fact I’m only 22 years old.

    And the last episode with Dolly, oh my god, amazing amazing amazing amazing, it couldn’t be a better character. And the reunion of the three of you, this scene completely melted my heart, and I ended up sobbing, and I cried for like 15 minutes since it ended. But it was so beautiful, so poetic the last scene of you two painting together and then walking on the beach.

    And I’m not sure if you will read this message (I hope so!), but I wanna let you and Lily to know that your characters mean the world to me. I discovered the show during the quarantine time, in the end of 2020, and I was going through a hard time, i was facing a depression and an anxiety I’ve never felt before, and your show helped me to face this issues on a more easy way, with lots of laughs and learnings.

    I hope to get to the age of Grace and Frankie, and if I do, I will already know what are the pains and the delights of being an older woman, thanks to this wonderful show!

    With so much love,
    Giovanna 💗

    • Giovanna, thank you. I’ve shared your letter with Lily and Marta. xx

  37. Jane, thank you. Thank you for such a fantastic show. I’ve grown up on so many of your movies and shows and just adore you (and what a fantastic person you are in general). You inspire me. I love the show and it brings me so much comfort and happiness.. two of my favorite ‘comfort’ movies that I’ve always watched are Monster-In-Law and Georgia Rule. Two favorites I just love. You’re the main reason for them all! Thanks for all you do, and making life fun even during the hard times. 🙂

  38. Hi Jane,

    I don’t know if you remember but about two years ago I left a comment about being insecure to still have my virginity at 25 and you said,
    “wait till there’s love” which has stuck with me ever since. I wanted to update you. Since your comment, I met someone by chance during the end of the pandemic and we fell in love. It’s been a year and a half, we’ve moved in together and he’s encouraged me so much that I went back to education to study something I love. I’ve just finished my first year of my degree, getting A+ on all my grades.

    I wanted to thank you. If it wasn’t for your words, I probably would’ve lost my virginity out of pressure and never met this man who has truly changed my life. I’ve introduced him to your work, too. He adores Grace and Frankie, and he even purchased a signed copy of your autobiography for my valentines day gift.

    I can’t thank you enough,

    Kate

  39. Dear Jane, A few months ago, after 22 years of working for a company, my position was eliminated as part of a reorg. A friend sent me a link to your Ted Talk about the Third Act. Your words deeply resonated with me, and gave me refreshed hope in “what comes next.” I am also a huge fan of Grace and Frankie. You both kept it so real and so relatable. And so inspiring. Thank you for your words, your beauty (both outer and inner), and for showing us in our third act that we still have value.

  40. Good evening!
    You and Lily are a dynamic duo that always makes me HOOT with paroxysmal laughter. I wake my husband up at night gasping for air and he gets startled for a minute and then continues to snore.

    Grace & Frankie has been such a positive, funny and realistic take on marriage, divorce, diversity and aging gracefully.

    I’ve lost both my parents within the last two years and it’s been a rough time, especially my mom, who passed at the very beginning of COVID and we were unable to see her in the last week of her life. She had a very honest sense of humor and could find something funny about everything.

    My dad suffered for years with Parkinson’s and Lewey Body Dementia. It was very hard to watch him decline. He had an amazing life: youngest of 14, born a year before The Great Depression. During his working years he was a pastor, teacher, two-term statewide office holder (a yellow dog Democrat), a university president for two different schools and had a PhD in political science. You would have loved both of them.

    One last thing…in high school I did a scene from “Barefoot in the Park.” You and Mr. Redford are an adorable couple.

    Be well,
    jm

  41. Hi Jane!,
    I want to tell you that I’m in pain for everything that happened in Uvalde and for all the people killed before and after this unfortunate event. I believe that the time to do something has come. There isn’t a magic recipe, I’m speaking from Spain where we have suffered for years from the terrorism harassment with deaths of innocents as well, sowing fear throughout society and although I know they’re different problems but there’s a common point, it’s the fear, the fear of the other and feelling that you’re not safe but it’s necessary to break the vicious circle of fear and guns to protect yourself from fear. How do you get rid of this problem? Among other things, when the entire civil society becomes aware and has the courage to face the problem and pushes politicians to dialogue and to take decisions, with greater social justice and with a professional police force that guarantees the safety of all citizens. The vast majority of developed countries endorse the theory that people live much safer and happier without guns. A society with fear is not a free society.
    All the best
    Floren

  42. Hello hello Ms. Fonda <3,

    (submitting again) Whenever I find a respite or aspirational model to become a bit happier, healthier or more at peace, you and your manifestations of art/goodness seem to be the source for me. You/they are teeming with affirmations. I just started G&F… during the last leg of my rather problematic junior year of college… and now it will be with me during hard times this summer and months to come…
    also this will be another summer of your workout vids giving my body and energy back to me, so spiritual, so intentional and cleansing. It is best to not keep your feet on the ground.

    There is a lot more where that came from, so may I please send you a letter sometime?

    Sincerely,
    Ashleigh C xx

  43. Hilarious interview on Fallon! I was so excited by the amazing reaction that the audience gave after you explained the JFPAC’s mission. Cant wait to get back out in the streets! 🔥

  44. Dear Ms. Fonda,
    A warm “hello” to you, yours, and others who visit this site. Before I share with all of you my thoughts about GRACE AND FRANKIE, there is something personal I would feel remiss if I did not share. Because it’s been some time since I last wrote to you, I will touch upon an event from my life that relates directly to one of my two reasons for writing this post, as well as to jog your memory in case you don’t remember me.
    First, I am a writer who lives in Columbus, Ohio. I am in the middle of my third year of being permanently disabled. This stems from a work-related accident I suffered in 2010. The first doctor to whom I went was negligent in his treatment of me — something I did not learn until seven years after said treatment, when a new doctor informed me of what had been done; or, rather, what had not been done but should have. In addition to this, the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation and its practices of obfuscation kept me from having a surgery for a decade following my accident. The result was that, when finally surgery was approved in 2019, it was too late for me. The surgery, grueling and debilitating, was not successful. And now I know what it is like to be permanently disabled; to suffer from chronic pain; and to battle, daily, depression.
    To be in such a position means that one’s hope of having “hope” is compromised. The world narrows, and not just because one is housebound most of the time. Therefore, when something good presents itself, one does one’s best to acknowledge, feel, and be grateful for it. And while one’s quality of life is not what it once was, nor will ever be again, one wakes each day with a renewed effort to grasp what is still good in life rather than straws.
    I still write; there is no way I could give it up. The sustenance — and, yes, therapy — it offers one is simply not expendable. So, while I can only write for 15 to 20 minutes at a time, I do my best, on the days when it is possible, to make the most of those 15 or 20 minutes.
    Being a writer means also being a reader and, given that I write screenplays in addition to prose, a passionate cinephile.
    Now, in addition to studying its screenplay, I recently watched COMING HOME again. Being disabled myself, this particular viewing hit me on a deeper, more profound level. It gave me much more than it had before, even though it has always been one of my favorite films, and my favorite, indeed, of Hal Ashby’s work as a director. I wish I words were adequate enough to convey how grateful I am to Ms. Dowd, Mr. Salt, Mr. Jones, Ms. Milford, Mr. Carradine, Mr. Cyphers, Mr. Voight, and, most of all, to Mr. Kovic and you for offering the world a film that not only informs us, but inspires us to be better people. So, I thank you. Thank you very much.
    Now, for GRACE AND FRANKIE. What can one say? It is rare indeed that a series can be warm, funny, moving, and honest in perpetuity. But those of you involved in the production accomplished it. I watched every episode with my mother, and it gave us ample occasions to laugh and even to shed a few tears together. That’s what the best art does, after all: it reminds us that we can feel and share with one another this bittersweet journey that is life. When our ancestors gathered around the fire to share stories, or to draw on cave walls, clearly they were on to something.
    So, I thank you again for many wonderful visits around the communal fire. The warmth, empathy, and wisdom you offer to so many has not been in vain.
    As always, my warmest regards,
    John
    P. S. — Let’s go, Climate Pac!

    • Dear JOhn, I wish you much strength and perseverance. Thank you for your words about “Coming Home” and “Grace & Frankie.” xx Jane

  45. Dearest Mrs. Fonda, I don’t even know where to start. I think I’ve seen almost all of your movies and I have to say that not only do you still look absolutely fantastic, you literally keep getting better! And very few ladies of your age can say this. This series was an absolute shock to me. I knew you were great and I knew you were very funny (Monster in-law), but I had no idea how funny and open you are. You and your colleague Mrs. Tomlin make a perfect duo and as soon as I saw the second part, I had to watch From 9 to 5. 🙂 The series literally captured my heart and I found in it a beautiful escape from the sometimes difficult life… I have 5yo son with autism, and I take care of my grandmother at home, born in 1939 (I have no parents or other siblings), who was turned into a lager in the hospital. She is getting better and I´m not gonna let her go to the hospital or retirement home ever. Thanks for you, your positivity, your wonderful and never-aging presence. With regards and best wishes for atleast another fifty years, Olga Veselá, Czech Republic (Also very sorry for my “GoogleTranslatorEnglishNoSkills”)

  46. Jane, Grace and Frankie is one of my favorite shows ever. It makes me feel like anything is possible and achievable in life when I watch it. It really hits home. You are such an inspiration Jane. Thank you for an amazing show. Also, thank you to Lily Tomlin, Martin Sheen, and all the other amazing actors in the show. Absolutely Brilliant!

  47. Hi Jane:
    I have been a lifelong fan of yours and still possess and exercise with the Jane Fonda workout tape.
    My husband and I began to binge watch television series since the onset of the pandemic. I found Canadian series particularly entertaining ,like Working Moms and Kim’s Convenience, because the humor seemed sharper and more ground breaking than American television, untiI I watched Frankie and Grace!!! I just saw the episode where Frankie and Grace (finally)break down and tell their ex-husbands how angry they are with them of how dismissive they were when Grace discovered the jewelry stash and Frankie found out Kenny Loggins did not purchase Hitler’s Circumsucion . In my whole life,(I am 62) I have never laughed longer or harder then when Grace burst out they were working on marketing vibrators for the senior female crowd! The concept shattered another glass ceiling of female comedy!
    Every time I turn on the show ,I am moved by how honest the confrontations are between the senior actors and actresses. It takes people who lived through the Sixties to bring out the best in drama and comedy. Our laughter reminds us we are still connected to each other with similar secrets brought into the open , that sharing brings love and clarity to our understanding of ourselves and fellow human beings. I want to thank you , Leslie Tomlin and the whole cast for such beautiful acting and making a show so worthwhile to watch.

    You bring me joy,

    Anita

  48. Cuando encontré este blog me hizo una ilusión tremenda. Ver qué Jane contesta es algo atípico y especial. No sé si alguien podría decirme si cabe la posibilidad en conseguir una foto firmada enviada por correo postal??? Hablo desde España, sé que es una locura pero la ilusión es mayor. Gracias por todo.

  49. Dear Ms. Fonda: It’s been awhile since I last wrote, but I just wanted you to know that the photo of my Barbarella painting that I mailed you got back to me with your autograph on it, to which I say “Thank you very much.”. Just think, my art portfolio of Barbarella artwork now starts off with a photo of my favorite painting of your sci-fi character complete with your autograph. I just wanted to write you to express my appreciation of your kind gesture. Have fun! Yours-Steven Vasko

  50. Jane,

    I just wanted to take a moment to send you good thoughts. If anyone can beat cancer, it’s you! You are one of the strongest women I know and I just know that you are going to come out stronger than before! Thank you for today’s FDF with Jean Su and I can’t wait to join the next FDF event!

    Best,
    Kennedy Davis

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