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.”
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.”