In an interview with Tatler, Sharon Stone said of fellow thespian Meryl Streep, “she looks like an unmade bed” and implied that it’s her “ordinary” (read: shlumpy) quality that people love and relate to. She went on to say that women look at Meryl and think, “she’s a mess, and look at me, I’m a mess too — I love her because she is me!”
An insult or a backhanded compliment? Hopefully the latter because actresses in botox glass houses should not throw stones. I love that Sharon Stone is “proud to share her age” (she’s 51), but can’t stand that she’s jumped on the “I’ve never done ANYTHING to my face EVER” bandwagon and that with her delicate collar bones jutting above her strapless gowns, she claims to “never diet.” Many moons ago I had the opportunity to dine at Sharon’s house (my husband and I were friends of her boyfriend at the time and summoned for dinner and a movie in the screening room!) and she was a beauty close up – even sans glitzy makeup and couture clothes. She’s a beauty today as well, but I find it VERY hard to believe that her ever youthful face (eerily more youthful than it was 12 or so years ago), has remained that way without a little help from an injection (or a peel or something!) here or there.
Forgive the digression…whether Sharon Stone has gone under the knife (or needle) or not isn’t really at issue here. It’s the fact that her comment threatened to take away from this year’s sexy senior sensation Streep, rather than celebrate her. Rather than equate her with rumpled sheets off screen, it would have been more appropriate to note that Streep, on screen at 60, has found herself quite comfortable between them!