Jane Fonda has been 50-years in the business and during that time she has gallivanted into French Cinema a few times. Perhaps it’s that she started off as a model (and models tend to love Paris more than the average traveler) that pushed her overseas, but nonetheless Fonda was honored by the Parisians on June 10th.

Paris mayor Bertrand Delanoe awarded the Oscar-winning actress the Great Medal of the City of Paris for her contribution to Parisian art and culture. Here’s what she had to say:

“I love being in France and consider the country like a second home,” said Fonda during the ceremony at the Paris Cinema International Film Festival.

Fonda’s last film was the 2007 Georgia Rule, but for now, she’s back in Paris filming Et Si On Vivait Tous Ensemble? (or for us Americans who don’t bother to learn other languages, And What If We All Lived Together?) The movie will include Geraldine Chaplin, Guy Bedos, Claude Rich, Pierre Richard, and Daniel Brühl from Inglorious Basterds.

Fonda blogged about the film. Here is what she said:

“It has been 50 years since I made a film in French. Fortunately I have remained fluent, though on the days when I have several scenes with a lot of dialogue I will be tested, for sure,”

What do you think of Fonda’s latest award? Well-deserved?

(via Epoch Times)