Sharon Stone has opened up about the perils of being a multimillionaire Hollywood A-lister in a candid new interview.
The Basic Interest actress, 65, who is worth an estimated $60million, revealed it is ‘very expensive to be famous’ and that she is expected to pick up the check at dinner ‘every time’ in a candid new chat with InStyle.
The Golden Globe winner said her star is so great that she can no longer ‘jump on a Delta flight’ and has to employ a retinue of staff to keep her looking stylish and ensure her safety.
She said: ‘It’s very expensive to be famous. You go out to dinner, and there’s 15 people at the table, and who gets the check? You get the $3,000 dinner check every single time’.
The star totted up her expenses including her home – her team of staff from publicists to security to make-up artists.
Sharon Stone has opened up about the perils of being a multimillionaire Hollywood A-lister in a candid new interview
The Basic Interest actress, 65, who is worth an estimated $60million, revealed it is ‘very expensive to be famous’ and that she is expected to pick up the check at dinner ‘every time’ in a candid new chat with InStyle
Sharon said she is too well-known to take flights on commercial airlines, saying: ‘At least now [people] understand that Jennifer Lawrence can’t just skip onto an airplane. 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.’
The star looked sensational in the shoot – emulating her iconic movie Basic Instinct as she flashed her legs in a white coat worn over underwear and paired with shiny heels.
Back in October in an interview with British Vogue, the Oscar-nominated actress recalled the near-fatal stroke she suffered back in 2001, and the doctors who she says initially misdiagnosed her medical emergency and nearly sent her home untreated.
The star explained the pain in her head as feeling ‘lighting bolt-like’ just before being rushed to the hospital all those years ago.
‘I remember waking up on a gurney and asking the kid wheeling it where I was going, and him saying, “brain surgery,”‘ the actress recalled. ‘A doctor had decided, without my knowledge or consent, that he should give me exploratory brain surgery and sent me off to the operating room.’
She maintains the medical staff didn’t take her description of her pain level seriously, and as a result they did not detect the brain hemorrhage: ‘They missed it with the first angiogram and decided that I was faking it,’ Stone told the publication.
The hemorrhage left her with a nine-day brain bleed and 1% chance of survival after surgery.
The star looked sensational in the shoot – emulating her iconic 1992 movie Basic Instinct (pictured) as she flashed her legs in a white coat worn over underwear and paired with shiny heels
Sharon sported smoky eye make-up and pink lipstick for the shoot
By the time Stone became fully cognizant of the doctors’ plan to do exploratory brain surgery, she did her best to let it be known she hadn’t signed-off on operation.
Now in hindsight, some two decades later, Stone has a new outlook on how patients are treated.
‘What I learned through that experience is that in a medical setting, women often just aren’t heard, particularly when you don’t have a female doctor,’ said the Meadville, Pennsylvania native.
It just so happens that Stone’s best friend by her side at the hospital, and was able to be her advocate, which ultimately resulted in her getting a second angiogram.
‘My best friend talked them into giving me a second one and they discovered that I had been hemorrhaging into my brain, my whole subarachnoid pool, and that my vertebral artery was ruptured,’ Stone explained, before adding, ‘I would have died if they had sent me home.’
After having lost a significant amount of weight during her hospital stay, Stone struggled to walk and she had a stutter to her speech.
In October Sharon revealed she suffered from a brain hemorrhage in 2001, and that the doctors thought she was ‘faking’ it, in an nterview with British Vogue
‘I remember waking up on a gurney and asking the kid wheeling it where I was going, and him saying, “brain surgery,”‘ the actress recalled. ‘A doctor had decided, without my knowledge or consent, that he should give me exploratory brain surgery and sent me off to the operating room’; Stone is pictured in 2001, right before she suffered a brain hemorrhage
‘I bled so much into my subarachnoid pool [head, neck and spine] that the right side of my face fell, my left foot was dragging severely, and I was stuttering very badly,’ she revealed.
As a result Stone now takes daily medication for the stuttering and severe brain seizures.
‘For the first couple of years I would also get these weird knuckle-like knots that would come up all over the top of my head that felt like I was getting punched,’ she confessed. ‘I can’t express how painful it all was.’
Earlier this month, Stone told People that her vision was also affected and that she suffered memory loss during the initial stages of her recovery.