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Sharon Stone Criticizes Hollywood's Treatment Of Women, Saying, "Only Meryl Got To Be The Good One."
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Sharon Stone Criticizes Hollywood's Treatment Of Women, Saying, "Only Meryl Got To Be The Good One."


Sharon Stone appears to have a natural instinct to praise other female actors, including herself, when she hears the name “Meryl Streep.”

The 63-year-old "Casino" star went viral Tuesday after a tangent about Streep in a resurfaced Zoomer profile about her new memoir, "The Beauty of Living Twice," about her new memoir, "The Beauty of Living Twice," went viral.

Sharon Stone is out there putting an end to her own career... pic.twitter.com/3s8rnwNG89 — S. olivia colman's bitch (@streep_lover) June 22, 2021

When writer Johanna Schneller asked Stone about a section of her memoir in which she writes about working with the multi-Oscar winner on the 2019 film "The Laundromat," she sparked what she calls a "galactic wormhole" in the piece published last month.

Schneller wrote in Stone's memoir that Hollywood and society in general pit women against each other.

Stone wrote of Streep, "It was suggested to us that there might only be room for one."

“I find that fascinating,” Schneller said of the passage in question. “So when you finally got to work with Meryl Streep, you realized — ”

Stone, according to Schneller, cut her off.

“I like how you phrased it, that I finally got to work with Meryl Streep,” Stone said, adding, “you didn’t say, ‘Meryl finally got to work with Sharon Stone,’ or we finally got to work together.”

Stone went on, telling Schneller that the way she phrased the question was a contributing factor to the problem.

“The business was set up so that we should all envy and admire Meryl because only Meryl got to be the good one,” Stone explained, adding, “And everyone should compete against Meryl. I think Meryl is an amazingly wonderful woman and actress, but in my opinion, quite frankly, there are other actresses equally as talented as Meryl Streep. The whole Meryl Streep iconography is part of what Hollywood does to women.”

Stone then begins naming female actors she believes are comparable to the celebrated 72-year-old actor.

“Viola Davis is every bit the actress Meryl Streep is. Emma Thompson. Judy Davis. Olivia Colman. Kate Winslet, for f**k’s sake. But when you say Meryl, everyone falls on the floor.”

“I'm a much better villain than Meryl, and I'm sure she'd say so. Meryl wasn't going to be good in 'Basic Instinct' or 'Casino,'" Stone continued.

Stone continued to roll.

“That’s how we’re set up to think,” Stone responded to Schneller’s initial question. “Because I could never... touch the heights... We’re all labelled the Queen of Something. I’m the Queen of Smut! She’s the Queen of That! We all have to sit in our assigned seats. Are you kidding me? If we worked in a supermarket, she can’t always be the No. 1 checkout girl. We’re all doing our jobs.”

“That phrasing has been taught,” she concluded, “we've been taught that not everyone gets a seat at the table, and once one is chosen, no one else can get in.”

Stone's tirade was well-received on Twitter:

Carol Grant (@carolaverygrant) June 22, 2021

I adore Meryl Streep, but Sharon Stone saying stuff like this is exactly why she's Sharon Fucking Stone https://t.co/aO6KWVjbXj — Liv Marks (@OliviaLilyMarks) June 22, 2021

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The devil works hard, but Sharon Stone works harder — julz (@streepsanderson) June 22, 2021

This isn't Stone's first public remark about Streep.

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Stone told Tatler magazine in 2010 that Streep gets so much work because she looks "like an unmade bed" and "looks like a woman we can all relate to."

“I look at her and think, ‘I'm chasing my kids, I've moved my parents in with me, I'm dealing with food spills — that looks like me in real life,'” Stone said of Streep's expression at the time.

Stone later stated that her remarks were taken out of context and were a joke.

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