Sharon Stone says it is a 'big, fat stupid lie' when people claim looks do not matter

Sharon Stone attending the Elton John AIDS Foundation Viewing Party held at West Hollywood Park, Los Angeles, California, USA. (Photo by PA/PA Images via Getty Images)
Sharon Stone (PA Images via Getty Images)

Hollywood legend Sharon Stone has said it is a “big, fat stupid lie” when people claim a person’s physical appearance doesn’t matter.

The Basic Instinct star spoke about how society and Hollywood treats women in a candid recent interview.

Speaking to the Telegraph, she said: “You don’t even realise how much [looks] matter until they start to go. It’s a big, fat stupid lie if anyone says that they don’t.

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"I’m done letting other people tell me how my face and body are, for one thing: ‘This part is not OK’ – and those big cellulite close-ups. All women’s bodies have those kinds of things.

“You don’t have to stay a beautiful girl forever, and we really have to start dealing with the fact that it’s cool to be a grown-up and intelligent woman.”

Sharon Stone (Photo by Jim Smeal/Ron Galella Collection via Getty Images)
Sharon Stone (Ron Galella Collection via Getty Images)

The 62-year-old also spoke of her lockdown workout routine, which includes 30 squats a day and lifting 7lb lead balls while “watching TV, just because I can’t get to the gym these days”.

Stone has spoken of the standards women in Hollywood are expected to meet before.

Speaking to Allure in 2019 she said: “I'm so grateful to my body. When I was younger, everybody was telling me what was wrong with my body — too this, too that.

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“When I got on Basic Instinct, they hired a makeup artist that put on pounds of makeup every day, and every day I went to my trailer and took the makeup off. But I wasn't allowed to choose my makeup artist.

“I started to understand that I was going to go for being more like a European woman who got more beautiful with age and who could understand that women are more beautiful than girls because they know something.”