Jane Fonda: I don't want to be young

'Youth' actress Jane Fonda is loving life at 78 and couldn't be paid to be "young" again.

Jane Fonda: I don't want to be young

Jane Fonda wouldn't want to "be young again".

The 'Barbarella' star claims she has no interest in rolling back the years because she "hated" how she felt as a younger woman and only truly found happiness in later life.

The 78-year-old actress said: "You could not pay me to be young again. I don't care how much money I was offered, I wouldn't do it. I didn't like being young at all. I actually felt I started to get old at seven. By the time I was 20, I hated how old I was then. At 30, I was ancient, I saw no future for myself."

She continued: "At 49, I said, 'I'm going down a dark hole, I can't be creative any more,' and I quit acting for almost 16 years. I was just so old... Then, after I turned 60, I began to understand who I was, and I became young again. Now I'm in sight of my 80th birthday and feeling pretty good about life!"

Despite loving life in her seventies, the veteran star admits to having "a little help" to keep wrinkles at bay.

Asked what secret to staying beautiful is, she told the Daily Mail: "It's good genes and a lot of money. I've given myself a little help. But I don't want to be one of those people who do too much and you look at them and think, "Hmmm, somewhere in there is someone I think I know..." I think I still look like me, you know?"

Jane can currently be seen in cinemas in 'Youth' starring opposite Michael Caine, Rachel Weiz and Harvey Keitel and plays fictional Hollywood starlet Brenda Morel.

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