April 22, 2021

EP. 55 — Jane Fonda

To celebrate Earth Day – activist, actor, and icon Jane Fonda joins Jameela this week to discuss why climate justice is so important, her work at Fire Drill Fridays, Jane’s experience with her mental health, that to “know where you’re going you need to know where you’ve been,” Jane learning to step outside of her comfort zone, dealing with an eating disorder and learning to accept her body, and what it was like receiving death threats and fearing car bombs while working as an activist.

Transcript

Jameela: [00:00:00] Hello and welcome to another episode of I Weigh with Jameela Jamil. I have nothing to say other than Jane fucking Fonda is on my fucking podcast. How the hell has this happened? I have been obsessed with her for basically my entire life. I was so little when I first became aware of her work as a comedic actress, as a serious actor, as a as a producer, as this incredible iconic entertainer and one of the most beautiful women I’d ever seen. I was so in love with her as a kid and as an adult, really. But this was before I even came to learn about what an extraordinary life this woman has lived, the ways in which she has risked her life, risked her sanity, her general well-being, the well-being of her family, all in the name of leveraging her privilege to help those who have less, all in the name of equal rights for all. She is just fearless and so interesting and sharp and funny and strong and inspiring. And listen, guys, I’m just going to level with you. Y

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