Jane Fonda Reflects On Turning 80, Says She ‘Never Pictured 30’

She’s been a screen staple for six decades, but Jane Fonda recently revealed she never thought she’d live to see her latest milestone.

The actress, who celebrated her 80th birthday (raising $1.3 million for charity) December 21, told PEOPLE magazine she “never pictured 30.”

“I assumed I wouldn’t live very long and that I would die lonely and an addict of some sort,” she said. “I didn’t think if I did live this long, that I would be vibrant and healthy and still working. I’m grateful.”

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Fonda is not only alive, but the recent Emmy and Screen Actor’s Guild Awards nominee is ready to take on 2018 like a boss, telling the magazine she’s most proud of her inner-self improvement.

“I’m thankful that I’ve gotten better over the 80 years,” she says. “I’m less judgmental. I’m forgiving. It wasn’t always true. I’ve really worked hard to get better as a human being.”

Fonda looks back on her life in the new issue of the magazine, including her three marriages, boasting some choice advice: “If you don’t feel seen, safe, or celebrated, get out.” And we have a feeling she’ll have plenty to celebrate this year.

Jane is reprising her role as Grace Hanson in the Netflix sitcom “Grace and Frankie” when the series returns for its fourth season on January 19; she’ll be back on the big screen in 2018, starring alongside Mary Steenburgen, Candice Bergen, and Diane Keaton in the comedy “Book Club”.

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