Jane Fonda realised she wasn't afraid of dying when she was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2010 and was willing to accept the end of her life if she didn't beat the disease.
Jane Fonda's breast cancer battle made her realise she isn't afraid of dying.
The two-time Academy Award winner was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2010 and subsequently underwent a lumpectomy in November of the same year and made a recovery from the illness.
Although the diagnosis came as a huge shock, Fonda, 75, insists she never feared her own mortality at any stage and was determined to fight the disease like countless other brave women across the world.
In an interview on 'Oprah's Next Chapter', she revealed: ''(It) was a good test, because I always said I'm not afraid of dying. And I wasn't. I mean, I felt (that), 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.''
Fonda - who has two adult children - insists at no stage was she scared of her own death, because she accepts that it will come to everyone at some point.
Re-emphasising her point, she added: ''I just 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.''
The 'Monster-in-Law' star had a relatively small tumour which was non-invasive. After having it surgically removed she was given the all-clear and told she was ''100 per cent cancer-free'' just a few months later.