"I needed to be there," she says. "It was like I was giving birth to my second adulthood in the home of my firstborn. It was very, very moving."
During that interview, Jane says she articulated for the first time that she was in her "third act" of life, a stage in which she says she found her voice.
"When you left, I knew what I had to do," Jane says to Oprah. "I knew that I had to write my memoirs."
Read an excerpt from Jane's 2005 memoir, My Life So Far.
The same year her memoir came out, Jane also returned to the big screen after a 15-year break from making movies. Her book became a success, her movie career was revived, and 16-and-a-half months ago, she began dating music producer Richard Perry. Jane's third act was—and still is—in full swing.
"[I'm] falling in love again, making movies again, doing a play on Broadway," Jane says. "I'm back."