Bridget Fonda explains why she won’t return to Hollywood

Bridget Fonda stands by her decision to quit acting more than two decades ago.

A paparazzo asked Fonda at LAX airport Monday whether she plans to return to Hollywood to pick up her career, to which she quickly replied, “No.”

The 59-year-old went on to say in the video obtained by the Daily Mail, “I don’t think [there’s any chance]. It’s too nice being a civilian.”

Fonda doubled down when the photographer pressed her again, shaking her head before getting into a car with her 18-year-old son, Oliver.

Bridget Fonda runs errands
The retired actress’ quiet life is “too nice.”

Fonda — who retired in 2002 to start a family with her now-husband, Danny Elfman — was born into a famous acting dynasty.

Her aunt is two-time Oscar winner Jane Fonda, and her father was Peter Fonda. (Bridget made her big-screen debut in Peter’s 1969 movie “Easy Rider” when she was 4.)

In addition, Bridget’s grandfather Henry Fonda won an Academy Award in 1982 for his role in “On Golden Pond.”

Bridget Fonda acts in bikini and denim shorts
Fonda retired in 2002.
Bridget Fonda crosses arms in dress
Before calling it quits, the “No Ordinary Baby” star was nominated for a Golden Globe.
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Bridget Fonda poses in bikini and denim shorts
She has starred in “Single White Female,” “Jackie Brown” and more.
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Bridget is best known for starring in “The Godfather Part III,” “Single White Female,” “Jackie Brown” and more films.

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The Golden Globe nominee has only been spotted on rare occasions since stepping back from the spotlight.

In January 2022, Bridget was seen for the first time in 12 years on her 58th birthday while running errands in Los Angeles in a striped tee and jeans.

Bridget Fonda poses with dad Peter Fonda
Many of Bridget’s family members are famous, including dad Peter Fonda, pictured above.
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The reclusive star wore a similarly casual outfit when photographed earlier this month.

Back in her red carpet heyday, Bridget told Movieline that she “always wonder[ed]” whether she would be “more at peace” if her family name did not get her foot in the door.

“I wonder what it would feel like to know that you’ve made it completely under your own steam,” she mused in the 1993 interview.