Sharon Stone Says ‘It’s Very Expensive To Be Famous’

Sharon Stone Says ‘It’s Very Expensive To Be Famous’

Actress Sharon Stone bemoaned how “very expensive” it is to “be famous” as she recalled how her instant stardom changed her whole life.

The 65-year-old actress spoke to InStyle magazine about going from being raised in a blue collar family to a world-wide star in 1992 when her femme-fatal thriller “Basic Instinct” came out. She had been acting for a decade before that and it was her 18th film.

“It’s very expensive to be famous,” Stone said, noting having to buy a more secure home away from the mob of fans and media at the time, staff, publicist, security, managers, and it all added up.

“You go out to dinner, and there’s 15 people at the table, and who gets the check?” she added. “You get the $3,000 dinner check every single time.”

“At least now [people] understand that Jennifer Lawrence can’t just skip onto an airplane,” Stone continued. “Nicole Kidman can’t jump onto Delta. Sharon Stone can’t do it either, whether or not she’s doing a lot of movies. [People] think, ‘What have you been in?’ And it’s like, dude, they know me in the Amazon rainforest. It’s tampons, Q-tips, and Sharon Stone.”

She then compared how she’s handled the icon-stardom to other celebrities like Britney Spears, Lindsay Lohan, and Marilyn Monroe, and noted she did better.

“I think that I lived more than many of my predecessors did, and that really pissed off a lot of people,” Stone said. “We’re supposed to go crazy or we’re supposed to be drug addicts, but surprise, mother****ers.”

Later in the interview, Stone referenced back to her roots after watching her parents struggle while she was growing up in Pennsylvania and how she feels she’s still part of the blue collar group despite her $40 million net worth (according to Celebrity Net Worth), Yahoo noted.


“We’re a very blue collar group,” Stone said of working with singer Rita Ora and Ora’s husband filmmaker Taika Waititi on a music video in 2023. “We work.”

These days, the “Casino” star is more focused on her artwork than her performances, something she went back to during the COVID pandemic and hasn’t stopped. She first started painting as a young person before she left to New York as teenager and began acting in the late 1970s.

“Will I make enough money to stay living where I’m living? Probably not,” Stone said of her new medium. “But the kids will leave home and go to college, and I’ll sell my big, fancy house, and I’ll go live like a normal person.”

Stone has been married two times and has three adopted kids.

Related: ‘I’ve Been Out’: Sharon Stone Says She Hasn’t Worked In Hollywood Since She Suffered A Stroke

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