A snippet of an interview Sharon Stone gave to Zoomer magazine has gone viral due to some comments she made about fellow actress Meryl Streep.
Discussing Stone’s memoir The Beauty of Living Twice, interviewer Johanna Schneller references a passage about Meryl Streep, with Stone writing, “It was put to us that there could be room for only one.”
Schneller asks Stone, “So when you finally got to work with Meryl Streep, you realized… ” before Stone cut her off.
“I like the way you phrase that, that I finally got to work with Meryl Streep,” Stone said. “You didn’t say, ‘Meryl finally got to work with Sharon Stone.’ Or we finally got to work together,” she said.
“The business was set up that we should all envy and admire Meryl because only Meryl got to be the good one,” Stone continued. “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 offers a list. “Viola Davis is every bit the actress Meryl Streep is. Emma Thompson. Judy Davis. Olivia Colman. Kate Winslet, for f**k’s sake. But you say Meryl and everybody falls on the floor.”
“I’m a much better villain than Meryl. And I’m sure she’d say so. Meryl was not gonna be good in ‘Basic Instinct’ or in ‘Casino’,” she added.
“That’s how we’re set up to think. 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 job,” said Stone.
“That phrasing has been taught,” she concluded. “We’ve been taught that everybody doesn’t get a seat at the table. Once one is chosen, nobody else can get in there.”
A Twitter user with the handle @streep_lover commented on a portion of the interview:
sharon stone out there ending her own career… pic.twitter.com/3s8rnwNG89
— S. ✨ olivia colman’s bitch (@streep_lover) June 22, 2021
However, the tweet was met with opposition by those who felt Stone was right on the money.
She’s right lol https://t.co/NbxL9TydhC
— Fiona Applebum says Block Shaun King 🍎 (@WrittenByHanna) June 22, 2021
Me finding out what Sharon Stone said about Viola Davis and Meryl Streep: pic.twitter.com/h9S8jZJj5e
— E (@Iamgrooootttttt) June 22, 2021
I adore Meryl Streep but Sharon Stone saying this kind of stuff is exactly why she’s Sharon Fucking Stone https://t.co/aO6KWVjbXj
— Liv Marks (@OliviaLilyMarks) June 22, 2021
more like Sharon Stone out there being a fuckin queen https://t.co/2oeg2uoST4
— Carol Grant (@carolaverygrant) June 22, 2021
the devil works hard but sharon stone works harder 💀💀💀💀💀 pic.twitter.com/d6ekbsKi2Z
— julz (@streepsanderson) June 22, 2021
Sharon Stone: Why is it always about Meryl? Meryl Meryl Meryl 😤
Meryl Streep: pic.twitter.com/QV3KJtku1J
— Hellion ❌ (@STARS_NZ) June 22, 2021
Sharon Stone doesn't give AF. And she's not wrong.
— Small Screen Girl (@KiraJW) June 22, 2021
Meryl Streep seeing Sharon Stone talking shit about her pic.twitter.com/Sso142KRPJ
— Jess Goodwin (@thejessgoodwin) June 22, 2021