In a new interview that will air on OWN Sunday, April 14, the 75-year-old called this phase in life her "third act," which she finds to be "exhilarating."
Fonda explained, "I think it's wonderful. The fact that I made it and I'm all in one piece. You know a couple years ago I got breast cancer, and that was a good test, because I always said I'm not afraid of dying. And I wasn't. I mean, I felt, god, I've just joined a family of millions of women who have gone through this. And how interesting. What a journey this is going to be. [I thought], you know, maybe I'll make it and maybe I won't. I didn't get scared. I hope I don't die. But I'm not scared of dying."
Fonda was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2010, and doctors were able to remove the tumor with a non-invasive procedure. "She's 100-percent cancer-free,” her rep said at the time. "She's completely fine and it's business as usual for her."
"Oprah's Next Chapter" with Jane Fonda aired last Sunday on OWN!