American actress Jane Fonda has revealed that she finds herself looking ‘old’ and ‘matronly’ in Moises Kaufman's 33 Variations photos.
Fonda, who has just turned 71, said that she was taken aback by the way she looked in the publicity shots for her first Broadway show in 46 years.
“Looking at these more realistic, unadorned photos of myself, I had to take a deep breath, and ... allow myself to acknowledge, I mean really allow the truth in - I am old. I am matronly,” the New York Daily News quoted her as blogging on JaneFonda.com.
Though the pictures she has posted on her web site look gorgeous, she is not very happy about them.
“I asked one of my co-stars, ‘How come bags under Vanessa Redgrave''s eyes look noble and under mine they look like crap?’” she wrote.
Fonda’s role in ‘33 Variations’ is of a musicologist with ALS, better known as Lou Gehrig''s disease, who races against mortality while solving one last mystery.