Sharon Stone says that looks matter.
“You don’t even realize how much [looks] matter until they start to go,” Stone, who stars in the new Netflix drama “Ratched,” a prequel to “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,” told the Telegraph in a newly released interview.
It’s a “big, fat stupid lie if anyone says that they don’t,” the Beverly Hills resident says.
That’s why Stone, 62, is disciplined about maintaining her trim physique, despite COVID-19 restrictions.
Her workout routine consists of doing “30 squats a day, and lift[ing] these 7-pound lead balls when I’m watching TV, just because I can’t get to the gym these days,” the “Basic Instinct” actress said.
After years of sometimes being labeled as “difficult” or “hard to work with,” Stone said she felt vindicated by the #MeToo movement.
She recalled one director who, “asked me to sit on his lap every day to receive direction.” Stone also remembered a male actor in the cast of the 1984 film “Irreconcilable Differences,” who once yelled in reference to her on a crowded set, “‘Would you get out of the f—king way? I can’t even see her tits!”
But Stone said she’s since mellowed herself out and now lets some smaller annoyances slide.
She even had kind words for President Trump.
“Actually, I have empathy for him,” she said of Trump. “I think he’s had some childhood trauma.”
“I look at this man and it feels to me like whatever his traumas are, he is torturing himself and hurting himself. And it’s affecting so many people that are coming out in support [of him], with Nazi masks and all that stuff,” continued Stone. “Those are also people who have a heartbreaking level of internal rage, and that rage comes from feeling so insecure and so hurt.”