Jane Fonda Reveals Her Biggest Regret in Life

Jane Fonda Reveals Her Biggest Regret in Life

(UnitedVoice.com) – Jane Fonda is one of the most recognized women in film. She made her acting debut more than 60 years ago in a Broadway play in 1960. Since then, the actress has starred in dozens of television shows and films, including Netflix’s “Grace and Frankie.”

Recently, the actress sat down for an interview with CNN’s Chris Wallace and spilled her guts about her biggest regret in life.

A Mother’s Regret

On February 19, CNN aired Wallace’s interview with Fonda. During their conversation, she told the former Fox News host that she has “very few” regrets in her life, but one of them related to her children. According to the actress, she wishes she’d been a better mother to them. “I have great, great children. Talented. Smart. I just didn’t know how to do it,” Fonda said.

The actress explained she has learned a lot about parenting through her advocacy work over the years. She even started the Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention, which helps adolescents. The group helps more than 60,000 minors every year.

Fonda told Wallace she wishes she’d shown up for her kids more. While she is showing up for them now, she would have done things differently. The actress has three kids, Vanessa Vadim, Troy Garity, and Mary Williams. The latter was adopted in the 1980s.

During a 2017 interview, Fonda said something similar about motherhood. She told actress Brie Larson that she regrets she wasn’t a better mother. She said she had to study parenting. The actress said she is now trying to make up for that so that her family will be with her when she dies.

Anti-War Villain

In addition to being a well-known actress, Fonda is also known for her activism. During the Vietnam War, the actress was heavily involved in protests.

The Washington Post reported Fonda spoke to a crowd of thousands of students at the University of Maryland mall. She said, “The Army builds a tolerance for violence. I find that intolerable.” In 1972, the actress took her activism a step further and traveled to Hanoi, smack dab in enemy territory. The decision enraged many Americans, and they began referring to her as “Hanoi Jane.”

In the years that followed, she marched with the Black Panthers and became heavily involved in liberal politics. Though she has apologized for insulting the US troops who fought and died in the Vietnam War, many Americans have never forgiven her.

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