Tag: celebrity

Actress and Longtime Activist Jane Fonda to Release Book on Climate Action

The purpose of the climate change conversation has always transcended making someone at the dinner table uncomfortable; Jane Fonda knows this, and she has plenty to say about it.

A seasoned activist and no stranger to commanding the attention of a room (says her 50+year-old career on the big screen and her wildly famous exercise tapes), Jane Fonda penned What Can I Do?: My Path From Climate Despair to Action after being brought to her feet by organizers like Greta Thunberg, Naomi Klein, Jansikwe Medina-Tayac, and student climate strikers. In this thorough recount of her participation in green activism (including speeches by climate scientists and community leaders), Fonda gives her audience the tools to join the fight for environmental sustainability, in hopes that we may become successfully and knowledgeably involved.

 

Jane Fonda’s famous 1970 mugshot (which started a beauty trend), via AP Images

 

Reminiscent of when she moved from her quiet farmhouse in France back to the American hotbed of Vietnam War protests and civil rights demonstrations back in1968, Fonda moved to Washington D.C. in the Fall of 2019 in order to lead weekly protests on Capitol Hill. These “Fire Drill Fridays” are nonviolent demonstrations where celebrities use their platforms to lobby for sustainable environmental legislation, and to empower climate change activists.

 

 

“Change is coming by design or by disaster. A green new deal that transitions off fossil fuels provides the design,” Fonda states on her Fire Drill Fridays website.

So far, Jane Fonda has been arrested five times during her weekly protests, once while accepting a BAFTA Britannia award. Among other Hollywoodites who have been arrested at these events are Fonda’s Grace & Frankie co-stars Lily Tomlin, Sam Waterson, and Martin Sheen, Steel Magnolias’ Sally Field, and The Good Place’s Ted Danson.

 

Sam Waterson arrested at Fire Drill Friday, Reuters

 

My favorite of Grace & Frankie’s outings, via The New York Times

 

What Can I Do?: My Path From Climate Despair to Action will be available for purchase as of September 29th, 2020, and 100% of the proceeds will go to Greenpeace.

 

Jane Fonda and Ted Danson, likely not phased because he’s seen it all in the Bad Place

 

Feature image via Greenpeace

15 Celebrities You Might Not Have Known Wrote Children’s Books

Inspired by Channing Tatum announced his Children's book, 'Sparkella', this list accounts for celebrities that you might not have known wrote children's books.

Read more

Daniel Radcliffe Reveals How He Dealt with Fame

There’s always news of the stress fame can cause, but now Daniel Radcliffe is talking about the things that helped him keep grounded.

In an interview with the BBC, the Harry Potter star says he sees how fame puts a lot of pressure on child actors.

Image result for daniel radcliffe
Image via Cinema Blend

 

Radcliffe credited his groundedness to his parents and his Harry Potter co-stars, who helped to give him the perspective he needed.

He also said that London kept him stable.

“I spend time in LA [Los Angeles] now and I feel like I’m going insane,” he said.

Image result for daniel radcliffe
Image via Page Six

He said he couldn’t imagine living in LA from the time he was a child.

Radcliffe is sticking to what works and staying in London, starring in a production at Old Vic theatre.

Enjoying Bookstr? Get more by joining our email list!

Bookstr is community supported. If you enjoy Bookstr’s articles, quizzes, graphics and videos, please join our Patreon to support our writers and creators or donate to our Paypal and help Bookstr to keep supporting the book loving community.
Become a Patron!

 

Featured image via Reel Rundown