“I’m proud of most of what I did,” Jane Fonda says in the new trailer for her upcoming HBO documentary about her event-filled life. “And I’m very sorry for some of what I did.”
Director Susan Lacy’s film, “Jane Fonda in Five Acts,” which debuted at the Sundance Film Festival last January, will air Sept. 24 on HBO.
The documentary draws on 21 hours of interviews with Fonda, who speaks candidly and frankly about her life and her missteps — including her notorious 1972 visit to North Vietnam and photo-op on an anti-aircraft gun that was targeting U.S. troops.
“I just felt like I had to become a righteous activist,” she says in the new trailer. “I wanted my life to have meaning.”
The Oscar-winning actress and activist explores the pain of her mother’s suicide, her father’s emotional unavailability, 30 years of an eating disorder and three marriages to highly visible, yet diametrically opposed, men.
“None of my marriages were democratic because I had to look a certain way,” she says at one point.
The documentary also includes interviews with family and friends — Robert Redford, Lily Tomlin, producer Paula Weinstein and former spouses Tom Hayden and Ted Turner — as well as rare home movies and verité footage of the 80-year-old Fonda’s busy life today at, as she puts it, “the beginning of my last act.”
Watch the trailer above.