You remember Bridget Fonda – she was in almost thirty films in the 1990s, but has not appeared in a single movie since 2002. What ever happened to her? I was wondering that, too, so I did some research and learned the following:
Bridget Fonda is Peter Fonda’s daughter (and, therefore, Jane Fonda’s niece). Her first role was as a five-year-old hippie child in Easy Rider, but her big break came when she was cast as the journalist in The Godfather, Part III (in 1990). In the subsequent twelve years, she appeared in films like Doc Hollywood, Drop Dead Fred, Single White Female, The Road to Wellville, Jackie Brown, and many others you would recognize. Then she stopped acting. [Source: Bridget Fonda – Wikipedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bridget_Fonda]
Why did she stop? Was there a scandal? Was she in rehab? Did she die? Nope. None of the above.
On November 29, 2003, Bridget Fonda married Danny Elfman, the successful movie composer and former Oingo Boingo singer. [Source: Danny Elfman – Wikipedia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Danny_Elfman.] Did she stop acting because of her romance with Elfman? Maybe. That’s kind of odd when you think about it; he obviously is still very plugged into Hollywood. So why would she stop acting?
I have done a lot of internet searching on this topic, and have yet to find a statement by her about her decision to stop acting. There is no question, though, that this decision coincided with her marriage to Danny Elfman. The two did have a child together, so it is possible that she is simply focusing on raising a family now, rather than building a career. My best guess, though, is that we will see her popping up in movies again at some point in the future.
Bridget Fonda – Wikipedia. Downloaded October 20, 2010 from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bridget_Fonda.
Danny Elfman – Wikipedia. Downloaded October 20, 2010 from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Danny_Elfman.