Jane Fonda wishes she had been a better mother.

The two-time Oscar-winning actress has three adult children, Mary Luana Williams, 49, who she adopted as a teen, and Vanessa Vadim, 48, and Troy Garity, 43, from previous relationships, and claims she is still trying to earn their love.

The 79-year-old star said: ''I regret that I wasn't a better parent. I didn't know how to do it. But you can learn, so I studied how to be a parent. It's never too late. I am trying to make up for what I didn't know before. When I die, I want my family to be around me. I want them to love me and I have to earn that. I'm still working at it.''

The 'Grace and Frankie' star considered turning her back on Hollywood to become an anti-war activist in the 1970s, but ultimately decided to continue.

She added: ''My acting improved when I became an activist - I see things from a broader perspective.''

Asked how she avoids burning out, she told actress Brie Larson in an interview for The EDIT magazine: ''If you want to make it to the long-haul, you have to take care of yourself. I get more than eight hours sleep every night; I meditate twice a day for half an hour; I eat right; I workout. I always tell activists: 'This is going to be a long struggle. We have to stay strong.'''