Jane Fonda is done with sex as she says she’s ‘closed up shop down there’
Jane Fonda talks about her non-existent dating life and how kissing scenes in the movies are harder at her age.
Jane Fonda, 80, is known for deceiving us with her looks. The radiant actress has always embraced her age and not let that be the barrier to anything. At the same time, Jane had always boasted about her sex life. In an interview with Shape, the actress once said, “I owe 30 percent to my genes [and] 30 percent to good sex", However, it seems like Jane has had a change of thought.
Talking to Extra, at Sunday’s Los Angeles premiere for Book Club, Jane said that she is no longer interested in looking for a suitor. “I’m not dating anymore, but I did up until a couple of years ago,” she said. “I’m 80. I’ve closed up shop down there.”
This comes a year after Jane broke up with her boyfriend of eight years, record producer Richard Perry. The two said that the breakup was a mutual one and still remain friends. Even though on the television all of Jane's character might tell a different story it seems like the actress has made up her mind on what she wants in life now that she has turned 80.
Jane has always noted that despite the split she was very happy and content in life. Meanwhile, in an interview with E! Richard noted their split not as a breakup but as "a shift in the direction of our lives." "I hate to say the romantic relationship is over," he said.
"We're definitely extremely good friends. We do things together. We care about each other a great deal and as far as romantic relationships, that's temporarily been put on the back burner because she, as you probably know, has rededicated herself to activism. We definitely have a great deal of love for each other."
On the other hand, in an interview with People, Jane spoke about how kissing scenes tend to become harder to do as people age. “In real life, kissing is better now, but in movies, I worry about the wrinkles,” she told the magazine. According to Jane, one should look their best in kissing scenes and she believes that at this age, it might not be possible.
“I’ll be perfectly honest. You want it to be a beautiful thing . . . you don’t want a lot of loose skin to be hanging when you kiss. If you move around too much, things start to fall!” she said. While many might believe that sex as nothing to do with age, Jane tends to differ.
“I think it’s very individual,” she says. “Some people have closed up shop down there, and for others, the sex only gets better.” Jane will be seen in the new movie Book Club which is set to premiere on May 18. She will be seen alongside Diane Keaton, 72, Candice Bergen, 72, and Mary Steenburgen, 65. The movie is a romantic comedy which shows four friends in their 60s reading Fifty Shades of Grey as part of their monthly book club.
Viewing it as a wake-up call, they decide to expand their lives and chase pleasures that have eluded them. While Jane might be done with sex and love in real life, her character in the movie sure is not. Her character, Vivian enjoys her men with no strings attached and it would be interesting to see how these four women take on life in fifty shades styler.