Actress Jane Fonda believes the upcoming midterms are the “most important elections” of her lifetime.
“So much depends on what happens,” the actress recently said at a film festival in France, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The 80-year-old actress — who currently stars in the Netflix series “Grace and Frankie” — said she is struggling personally in dealing with Donald Trump’s presidency.
“It’s hard for me to breathe right now,” she said.
The “Barbarella” star added that she has actually cut some people out of her life because of their pro-Trump views, specifically some friends who live in Georgia.
“I love them, but I can’t talk to them anymore. And I will fight to my last breath to stop what they are trying to do,” she said.
Fonda previously said America is in an existential crisis thanks to President Donald Trump.
“People always say, ‘Was it worse in the ’60s and ’70s?’ It was not! This is the worst! This is an existential crisis. And if we don’t do what needs to be done — in terms of making our voices heard, and our votes heard — that’s it! We don’t have time,” she said.
Besides her movie career, Fonda is most famous for being photographed in 1972 on an anti-gun aircraft belonging to Vietnamese communist forces. Considering this was during the Vietnam War and she is seen smiling with enemy forces, many find it hard to take Fonda’s political stances seriously today.
The “9 to 5” actress has said recently that she regrets the photo.
“I will go to my grave regretting that,” she said in the recent documentary “Jane Fonda in Five Acts.”
She also called the photo a “betrayal.”
Despite regretting the photo, she said she does not regret her visit to North Vietnam.
“We were bombing, and it wasn’t being talked about,” she said. “And I thought, ‘I’m a celebrity. Maybe if I go, and I bring back evidence.’ And it did stop two months after I got back, so I’m proud that I went. It changed my life, all for the good.”
The actress continued, “The thing that I regret is that on my last day there, I made the mistake of going to a ceremony at an anti-aircraft gun. It wasn’t being used. There were no airplanes or anything like that. There was a ceremony. I was asked to sing and people were laughing and so forth and I was led, and I sat down. And then I got up and as I walked away, I realized, ‘Oh my gosh. It’s going to look like I am against my own country’s soldiers and siding with the enemy,’ which is the last thing in the world that was true.”
Watch Fonda talk more about Trump in the video below: