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Jessica Lange talks about ex Sam Shepard

Jessica Lange has been Emmy nominated for her inspired turn as Joan Crawford on the limited TV series Feud.

On Monday her interview with AARP magazine was released where she covered several subjects such as ageism in , traveling too much as a child and letting go of negative feelings.

And the 68-year-old also talked about her ex-partner, actor Sam Shepard, who died on Sunday at the age of 73.

Her love is gone: Jessica Lange talked to AARP just before the passing of Sam Shepard, who she was linked to for 17 years; here they are seen in 2007

Her love is gone: Jessica Lange talked to AARP just before the passing of Sam Shepard, who she was linked to for 17 years; here they are seen in 2007

Lange and Shepard dated from 1982 to 2009 and never married.

Her interview with AARP magazine covered several subjects such as ageism in Hollywood

Her interview with AARP magazine covered several subjects such as ageism in

She has two children with the Oscar nominee: Hannah Jane Shepard, 31, and Samuel Walker Shepard, 30.

The interview was conducted weeks before the playwright's passing. 

'I wouldn’t call Sammy easygoing and funny, but everybody has their dark side, and he always does it with a sense of humor,' said the iconic star.

The Broadway legend died peacefully at his home in Kentucky surrounded by his children and sisters on Sunday after a lengthy battle with Lou Gehrig's Disease or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Broadway World reported.

A spokesman for the Shepard family said the cause was complications of ALS.

Shepard received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1979 for his play Buried Child and is the author of 44 plays as well as several books of short stories, memoirs and essays.

With one of her three kids: Lange with daughter  Hannah Jane Shepard (right) at the 70th Annual Tony Awards in NYC in 2016

With one of her three kids: Lange with daughter  Hannah Jane Shepard (right) at the 70th Annual Tony Awards in NYC in 2016

He was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in 1983's The Right Stuff for his portrayal of pilot Chuck Yeager.

He also received the PEN/Laura Pels International Foundation for Theater Award in 2009 as a master of American dramatist.

Shepard began his acting career in 1978 in Terrence Malick's Days of Heaven, where he portrayed a land baron opposite of Richard Gere and Brooke Adams.

In her lengthy interview Jessica also talked about her romance Mikhail Baryshnikov.

They were together from 1976 to 1982. 'When I first met Misha, there was something so familiar about him…physically, emotionally, everything.' 

They worked together too: The stars in an embrace on the set of 1984's Country

They worked together too: The stars in an embrace on the set of 1984's

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