Let it never be said that Jane Fonda doesn’t keep her promises.
A month ago, the two-time Oscar winner vowed to participate in weekly “Fire Drill Friday” climate change protests outside the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C., and on Friday she was arrested for a fourth consecutive time.
As Deadline reports, the 81-year-old “Grace and Frankie” star was joined by fellow actresses Catherine Keener and Rosanna Arquette, who were also placed under arrest.
As she awaited this week’s arrest, Fonda told reporters that she would likely be jailed overnight because her latest arrest will take place before her court date for last week’s arrest.
“Oh! What will I do!” Fonda said sarcastically. “Yes. I probably will go to jail tonight. It will not be the first time. And I am prepared to do that. And maybe I won’t. It’s kind of arbitrary. I was told that if I got arrested before my court date, I would probably go to jail. One night. Big deal.”
According to Deadline, Fonda and her fellow protesters marched from a rally near the Capitol to the Hart Senate Office Building, where she was among 50 or so demonstrators who sat on the floor while displaying a large banner, singing “We Shall Not Be Moved” and John Lennon’s protest anthem “Power to the People”.
As Deadline notes, Fonda has temporarily moved to D.C. in order to continue her weekly acts of civil disobedience, but may have to call a hiatus when production on “Grace and Frankie” resumes in Los Angeles in January.
When first announcing her weekly protests, Fonda said she was inspired to embrace a more sustainable lifestyle by teenage activist Greta Thunberg, which led her to buy a red coat she’s worn to every protest while promising it will be “the last article of clothing that I am going to buy.”