Gathered at the ranch this year were my boyfriend Richard Perry, my grandkids, Malcom and Viva, my son, Troy, and Simone, his wife; my step-daughter Nathalie Vadim, Richard’s brother Roger Perry, Roger’s partner Carolyn Zwicker and her daughter, Katherine, Roger’s son Merritt Perry, his wife Kristina and their children, Maia and Gavin.
Monday we had a long day filming a commercial for L’Oreal’s new “Age Perfect Extraordinary Oils” for the face. There were 3 of us, me and the Dutch model, Doutzen Kroes, and the German-born model, Tatiana. Still photos were taken by Liz Collins. We were filmed alone, in couples and in threes.
The Newsroom is an American television political drama series created and principally written by Aaron Sorkin that premiered on HBO on June 24, 2012. The series chronicles the behind-the-scenes events at the fictional Atlantis Cable News (ACN) channel. Jane plays the stern, formidable Leona Lansing visit show site
There are several things different about the Cannes Festival this year. For one thing, the weather has been horrible. I’m told it’s the worst weather of any festival in memory–rain, big wind, cold. As a result, the Mediterranean, shimmery glow that gives the festival its party vibe was missing. Read Blog Post | Gallery
Every year my non-profit, The Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Power & Potential (GCAPP, which was recently renamed because we’ve expanded from an exclusive 18-year focus on teen pregnancy prevention to include health & nutrition), has a large, public fundraiser which includes a live auction and every year I auction off 5 days at my ranch with me. Gallery | Blog Post
The Berlin International Film Festival, also called the Berlinale, is one of the world's leading film festivals and most reputable media events It is held in Berlin, Germany. Founded in West Berlin in 1951 at the initiative of U.S. Film officer Oscar Martay, the festival has been celebrated annually in February since 1978. With around 300,000 tickets sold and 500,000 admissions it is considered the largest publicly attended film festival worldwide based on actual attendance rates. Gallery | Blog Post
I arrived in Sao Paolo on Monday morning…The purpose of the trip was two-fold: to give the keynote speech at the annual Longevity Forum and to promote my book, “Prime Time” … The book is already a best seller in France and I feel it will also do well here, judging by the response of those who’ve already read it….I flew to Rio with Fred Pereira with TV One and Juliana Vettore with my Brazilian publisher. It’s only a 40 minute flight. I stayed at the Fasano Hotel which looks out onto Ipanema Beach. Gallery | Blog Post 1 | Blog Post 2 |
Sharon Ferguson, the chair of the board of my non-profit, the Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention, teamed up with Mickey Boardman, editor-at-large of the hip, fashion magazine “Paper,” to put on an unusual event downtown and downstairs at the Darby Hotel. Many people from the fashion industry, writers, dancers, young actors, and a full contingent from Atlanta joined in celebrating the 40th anniversary of “Klute”. Gallery | Blog Post
The great director Alexander Payne (“Descendants,” “Sideways,” “All About Schmidt,” “Citizen Ruth”…) invited me to come to Omaha, where he lives and grew up and often makes his movies, to participate in an evening to raise money for Film Streams, Omaha’s non-profit cinema institution. The event would consist, he said, of a dialogue between us about film and acting, held on stage at the Holland Performing Arts Center. Laura Dern would also be coming (she was the actor he dialogued with at the 1st such event 5 years ago). Gallery | Read Post
I come from the old school: you made your movie and then, assuming you believed in it, you worked to sell it. Back in the late 50s early 60s that meant traveling around the country doing odd things for a month at least. Like for my first film, “Tall Story,” I went on Dick Clark’s American Bandstand, did a ribbon cutting at the opening of an orphanage in Denver, rode in a Police Gazette parade somewhere in the mid-west…that sort of thing. It’s easier now, you do all the NY shows and then the L.A. Shows and a lot of print interviews and radio and it takes, altogether if one counts from when you begin the long-lead print outlets, a month or more. Gallery | Read Post
One of the best parts of Cannes this year has been getting to know Eva Longoria, Paz Vega, and Freida Pinto my fellow L’Oreal brand ambassadors. Such smart, wonderful, interesting women. I’m flattered to be in such great company. I also got to know Jean Jacque and Isabelle Lebel, VP of L'Oreal, the parent company, and his wife… It was a whirlwind, I was in and out this year, arriving before the official start of the festival and leaving just as things really began to pick up. The photos from my hotel room show a sleepy resort beach town one day and a crowded frenzy the next.
Richard and I went to the President’s birthday bash/fundraiser at the Hollywood Palladium. It was a really fun party. Jerry Lee Lewis played, and Ronnie Hawkins (President’s Clinton’s favorite musician growing up). Stevie Nicks sang—fantastically. Her voice strong as ever and her band (according to the expert, Richard}, is tops, including the great guitarist, Waddy Wachtel. Gallery | Read Post
Richard is an alum and has given scholarship money for the School of Music, Theatre and Dance which now ranks 3rd in the country. This school is unusual in that it combines the performance conservatory functions with the intellectual study of the arts including research. A top tier performing arts school within a top tier research university. And so attract students who want to hone their particular talent but also broaden their global understanding of the world. This may be unique to the University. Gallery | Read Posts
While in Atlanta I took Vanessa, my grandchildren, Laura Turner Seydel (Ted’s daughter) and her 3 children, Laura Elizabeth, Vasser and John R, out to lunch at a most unusual restaurant…R Thomas on Peachtree St. I filmed John R’s birth and now he is about to leave for college in Denver where he wants to study business and biology in the hopes of helping to save the planet. Laura is an avid environmental activist and consumer advocate. Vassar is a varsity cheerleader. Enjoy the pictures. Gallery | Read Post
I have long had a relationship with Big Sur. When I was 22 years old, and had a week-long break from filming “Sunday In New York,” I learned to drive so that I could go to Big Sur to find Henry Miller. I had just read a pamphlet he wrote called, “To Paint is to Love Again” (Miller once gave me a painting he did and signed it, “To Miss Jane herself.”) and felt I had to meet him and talk to him. I didn't find him that first trip. He'd gone to L.A. Later, I saw him on several occasions. He wrote a poem for me, about me, comparing me to a fish (he meant it as a compliment) but I lost it. Gallery | Read Post
A BEETHOVEN SCHOLAR is driven to solve the genius’ greatest mystery while her own life rumbles around her: all gracefully underscored by a live pianist sharing the stage. In a journey that spans 200 years, 33 Variations is a sublime waltz between past and present, fact and speculation, art and life, mother and daughter. Gallery | Read Posts
Peace, Love & Misunderstanding is an independent comedy-drama film directed by Bruce Beresford and starring Jane Fonda, Catherine Keener, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Elizabeth Olsen, Nat Wolff, Marissa O'Donnell, Chace Crawford, Kyle MacLachlan, and Rosanna Arquette. The film had a gala premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on 13 September 2011. It is scheduled for release on June 8, 2012. Plot: A conservative lawyer named Diane (Catherine Keener) takes her two teenage children Jake and Zoe (Nat Wolff and Elizabeth Olsen) to meet their estranged, hippie grandmother (Jane Fonda) in Woodstock after her husband asks for a divorce.
This will be my first film in French in almost 50 years!! It is a challenge I am greatly looking forward to and, I know, Vadim (my first French husband), will be very much with me during the shooting. It is a tender, humorous, charming story about two couples and another dear friend with whom the two women had once been lovers who, because of the financial and physical challenges of age, decide to all move in together. (As many seniors are doing these days) A young sociologist who is doing research on the lives of older people is invited to live with them as well. I play an American who has lived all her life in France and is a Professor of Philosophy at the Sorbonne. Gallery | Read Posts
There were 12 year olds and some over eighty…all working out together with Denise Austin, Debbie Allen, Billy Blanks, Richard Simmons and me. This celeb fitness team went above and beyond the call of duty, showing up, giving it their all, being nice and generous with everyone, signing autographs, taking pictures, giving me confidence. These are truly good people who are deeply committed to helping people get fit and healthy. It comes from deep in them. Gallery | Read Posts
It’s a 5 hour flight from Atlanta to Guayaquil, Ecuador where we spend the night.
Tomorrow morning we fly to the Galapagos and board our boat.
Some friends flew from New York to Miami and then to Guayaquil. On this flight is my family, Phil and Reedy Hicky (Reedy is on the G-CAPP board), Kelly Horton and her husband, Wylie; Paul Hagedorn who is an art photographer from Atlanta and his daughter; and Cheryl Dixon, a business woman who’s been involved with G-CAPP for a long time. We are all excited about this trip which has been planned for almost 2 years. It is something we have all wanted to do but, in addition, it is a fundraiser for G-CAPP. Gallery | Read Posts
A mother coming to terms with her daughter. A composer coming to terms with his genius. And, even though they're separated by 200 years, these two people share an obsession that might, even just for a moment, make time stand still.
Two-time Oscar winner JANE FONDA heads a cast of eight in the new play written and directed by MOISÉS KAUFMAN, author of The Laramie Project and director of I Am My Own Wife. Drama, memory and music combine to transport you from present-day New York to 19th-century Austria, in this extraordinary new American play about passion, parenthood and the moments of beauty that can transform a life. Gallery | Read Posts