The Hollywood star Jane Seymour may be preparing to celebrate her 70th birthday next month, but that does not mean that she is slowing down at all.
“I’m working on so many movies right now it’s unbelievable,” Seymour told People Magazine.
Seymour recently finished filming the movie Ruby’s Choice in Australia, and she’s gearing up to play Eleanor of Aquitaine that is set to film in Spain “on and off all year.” On top of that, she said she has a few as-yet-unannounced projects she’s “very excited” about.
When asked about being seen as a sex symbol in Hollywood, Seymour could not help but laugh, saying, “I don’t quite understand what a sex symbol means, but am I still a full-blooded woman? Definitely!”
“And 69, to me, just appears to be a number,” the former Bond girl added of the “flattering” sex symbol term. “I’m feeling incredibly healthy and well.”
“At the same time, I think it’s lovely that I get to play the 70- and 80-year-olds I’m playing and really represent my own age group onscreen as well,” Seymour continued. “I also often play younger than me.”
When Seymour isn’t acting, she stays busy with her Open Hearts Foundation, which has provided COVID-19 relief for women and children through over 20 organizations since the pandemic first hit the U.S.
Discussing one “very extraordinary story” she was involved in, Seymour said, “I was asked to show a woman in the late stages of ALS how to put a brush with a pen in between two fingers and move it with the other arm, and she made 40 paintings, having never painted in her life before. She painted every day until she died.”
“Her family was just so impacted by this extraordinary collection, and [the paintings are] now at Barnes & Noble in a book,” she added. “She wanted to pave [the way] forward [for] ALS, to hospices like the one she was in. And I was the one who got her going. … People are talking about what they can’t do — but I’ve found an enormous number of things that I can do.”
These days, Seymour feels that she has very little to complain about.
“I am really proud of the fact that I get to have a full life,” she concluded. “I get to have a family life, grandchildren, art. And the nonprofit, the work that we’re doing, makes me the most proud.”