Probably the most famous scene from Forrest Gump is when Jenny runs away after Forrest says “Run Forrest, run!” It has become an iconic line that many people have jokingly yelled to their friends. But what happened to Jenny in real life? It turns out that the actress who played her has gone on to do some amazing things and is still making movies today!
Jenny, played by Hanna Hall, has starred in a bunch of different films since Forrest Gump. She has even done some directing! She has also been working on her own production company and has made some really cool stuff. So what has she been doing since she uttered that famous line in 1994? Keep reading to find out!
In Forrest Gump, Jenny was shown as a girl who clung to Forrest for much of her childhood. He was always chasing after her, and she would yell “Run Forrest, run!” to get him to run faster. This is one of the reasons why she later ran away to San Francisco and got into a hippie lifestyle. She also joined in the protests against the Vietnam War.
In later years, Jenny would sometimes show up at Forrest’s home unannounced and stay for a while. She would sleep excessively, prompting him to remark that she slept more than he did. Jenny eventually revealed to Forrest that she had a disease that she did not know the name of and was incurable. It is implied that this was AIDS.