Jane Fonda is recovering from cancer surgery

Jane Fonda and her "Grace and Frankie" costar Lily Tomlin discussed their hit Netflix show, how they resemble (or don't) their characters, the importance of social activism and other topics during a lively interview with Build. Fonda, who recently celebrated her 80th birthday with a celeb-studded fundraiser in Atlanta, kicked things off by explaining why she was wearing bandages on her face.

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"I just had a cancer taken from my lip," she said. "I thought it was going to heal in time (for the interview). It's fine. I just wanted to explain it. I don't normally go around like this."

She didn't dwell on it and immediately put things into perspective, saying, "the world is falling apart. What's a lip?"

You can see the entire interview here.

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