James Earl Jones on Celebrating His 90th Birthday: 'Feeling Fantastic and Grateful'

Can you believe the legendary James Earl Jones is 90 years old?

The esteemed actor opened up about his birthday plans in celebration of the big day.

“I’ll make an exception and enjoy a slice of strawberry shortcake, my favorite!” he told USA Today via email of the low-key festivities at his home in upstate New York.  

Despite his age, James plans to continue acting “for as long as I can,” adding that he’s “feeling fantastic and grateful.” 

“Looking back at my life and extensive career, I am so proud of my work and accomplishments. I love growing older and wiser with time,” he said.

As far as his birthday wish for when it’s time to blow out the candles, James shared that he has something very special in mind.

“In order for us to heal and move forward, we need to learn to love and respect each other,” he said. “That will be my wish when I blow out my birthday candles.” 

That’s one BIG wish. Happy birthday, James.

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