Damn, Hollywood is hard on the ladies. It’s often the case that women over 40 can’t find roles and are expected to keep getting more and more plastic surgery to try and look like their younger counterparts… unless, of course, you’re Meryl Streep, but there’s only one Meryl Streep. Oh, and Robin Wright is doing her thing, too. There are a few others, of course, but they’re very few and far between, and frankly, Sharon Stone couldn’t take the pressure.
You see, Sharon is 56 now and seems to have come to terms with aging gracefully, but there was a long stretch of time where she used to lock herself away and cry about the fact that she wasn’t a spring chicken anymore. As she told Shape magazine:
“It hasn’t been easy. There was a point in my 40s where I went into the bathroom with a bottle of wine, locked the door, and said, ‘I’m not coming out until I can totally accept the way I look right now’. I examined my face in the magnifying mirror, and I looked at my body, and I cried and cried and cried.”
“I said to myself, ‘You’re going to get old now. How do you want to do that?’ And I thought, ‘I’d like to age like a dancer.’ I want to keep my body in shape like that. I want to do the work. I like to dance and stretch. And I like going to the gym.”
Good for her. I think Sharon Stone looks great and we all need to get over the getting older bullshit. It’s great! It just means you have more LIFE behind you, and frankly, that’s a good thing, I think.