Sharon Stone: “I really get pursued by men in their twenties, like, a lot”


Sharon Stone is the June cover girl for More Magazine. In the interview (which is online, here), Sharon talks about getting lip injections and how she’s “shameless” et cetera. Of course, she’s also talking about how her love life is like the Mojave, so maybe she’s not that shameless. Regarding the lip injections, I always wonder if Sharon has had any major work done – she’s one of those women (like Catherine Zeta-Jones) where I can’t tell if they’ve had no major work or just had really amazing work that looks natural. Here’s more from Sharon’s interview:

Sharon Stone is shameless. The actress considers it a skill to have no shame. She thinks everyone should try it, though she cautions that if you’re female, shamelessness can cost you. Her refusal to feel guilty, she says, has gotten her labeled difficult, or worse.

“I’m like a Prohibition-era flapper. I’m like a juke-joint hussy,” Stone says over lunch at an Italian restaurant near Beverly Hills. But better to be called names than to be pressured into not being herself. Feeling ashamed, she says, “is not an organic state of being, so shamelessness is closer to godliness. You have to put shame down.”

The actress, who broke through as the shamelessly sexual villain in Basic Instinct and most recently did a four-episode guest stint on Law & Order: SVU, says, “I’m detached from my celebrity; I don’t need to be ‘it’ anymore.” She’s been thinking a lot lately about getting older, about womanhood and about lost love. What she’s concluded may surprise you.

“Life and love is like the ocean,” she says between bites of a Caesar salad. At 52, she is stunning up close—blue eyed, lithe and radiant in ripped jeans, a white T-shirt sans bra and a linen vest. “Sometimes the tide is in and sometimes the tide is out, and sometimes it’s like the frigging Mojave.” Where’s the tide now? “For me? Mojave! Fortunately, I like the desert. I’m a desert flower.”

Of course, a dry spell in Stone’s life can sound like a torrential downpour to the rest of us. For example, she acknowledges that since her divorce from former San Francisco newspaper editor Phil Bronstein six years ago, “I really get pursued by men in their twenties, like, a lot.” Her theory on why? “They probably know there’s food in the fridge and that somebody’s going to talk to them and ask them how their day was.”

Her divorce, she tells writer Amy Wallace, hit her harder than she has revealed up till now, starting with insecurity about her looks. Loneliness and self doubt caused her to get something—she doesn’t recall what—injected into her lips. “Nobody loves me. I’m 103. My life would be better if I had better lips,” she says, recounting the thoughts that went through her head pre-injection. Just one thought occurred to her afterward: “What the hell?” Her lips were so overplump, gloss wouldn’t stay put; what’s more, her lips no longer matched. She looked “like a trout,” she says. She adds that she’s shunned plastic surgery ever since.

As for her feelings about Bronstein, Stone, who has previously had a sort of tough-as-nails demeanor when discussing their split, says now that she married him “with every best intention for every good and wonderful thing.” And when the marriage was over, it crushed her. “It takes a long, long time to come to the point where you can actually say that you got married because you were in love with the person. And it makes me cry,” she says, dabbing at her eyes. It’s easier to be angry. But to let that go and “to admit your own lovingness was, for me, a harder step. Not to be embarrassed or ashamed that I could love somebody who didn’t love me. And that can be OK.”

[From More Magazine]

Do you buy that Sharon has 20-something dudes coming up to her? Perhaps. But – and I’m seriously not trying to be rude and mean, I swear – I think if guys in their 20s come up to her or proposition her, it’s for the kitsch value of it. Like, those are the guys who had their first masturbatory celebrity fantasy to Sharon in Basic Instinct. Of course, maybe she’s a lot of fun and really cool to be around and there really are 20-something dudes just salivating to hit that. But I doubt it, on all counts.

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Pics of Sharon, courtesy of More online.

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  1. Jazz says:

    Holy Photo Shop in that last picture! This sounds like one of those “I’m still relevant!” interviews.

  2. Lala11_7 says:

    “Not to be embarrassed or ashamed that I could love somebody who didn’t love me. And that can be OK.”


    This woman ALWAYS reminds me that she is so cool…she is RED HOT!!!

  3. a says:

    she’s butchering SVU for sure…

  4. Kaye says:

    This interview sounds like 90% bullsh*t to me. She is so weird.

  5. S says:

    Well, she is 12 years older than me, but… guys in their 20s approach me a lot. I don’t know what they’re looking for exactly… but it happens

  6. zen says:

    She looks awesome and I totally believe it about the guys in their 20’s. The cougar craze is very real. Im soon hitting the big 40 and I’ve been getting hit on by twenty something’s more than anything since I was 36-37.
    I think its a fad for these guys but who knows.

  7. ViktoryGin says:

    I agree, Kaiser, that she probably does have 20-something-year-olds propositioning her….but I think that it’s totally fetishistic. Like fulfilling a boyhood fantasy.

    And Sharon…you don’t have to worry about being “it” anymore because you’re not. You have been “it” since “Casino”.

  8. Lala11_7 says:

    @ Zen…

    I’m with you on that…I’m 42…and sometimes I feel like I’m still in college the way the young men are approaching me…which, I don’t have a BIT of a problem with…

  9. lilred says:

    She sucks on SVU

  10. Julie says:

    OK, you may not believe this. I’m 47 and have 20 year olds hit on me. And it’s not because I have food in the fridge. For one they don’t believe I’m 47. They are hitting on her cause she’s hot and they’re bold.

  11. Tess says:

    She’s done a 360 degree career loop.

    Early on she RESENTS being considered anything other than a serious “Actor” and her obvious sex appeal is a taboo topic.

    Now? Not so much.

  12. ligeia says:

    i know guys in their 20es who don’t discriminate against older women and would approach them as much as they would approach someone their age. men find women of all ages attractive despite what magazines and jealous catty females would like you to think, more news at 8!

  13. Team Bethenny says:

    I agree with you that it’s always been hard to tell if she’s had work done…HOWEVER, I did not recognize this photo of her, and reading the headline made me say, “Huh? That’s Sharon Stone? Case closed.”

    She looks a bit like Cameron Diaz now, no?

  14. Julie says:

    I do think she’s had work done….at the least fillers along with botox of course.

  15. RHONYC says:

    “Nobody loves me. I’m 103. My life would be better if I had better lips,”



    lol 🙂

  16. RHONYC says:

    Bethenny: She looks a bit like Cameron Diaz now, no?

    or, is poor Cameron at age 37 is beginning to look like 50-something Sharon.

    the lines don’t lie. 🙁

  17. junipergreen says:

    Ligeia, I could not agree with you more!!

  18. pebbles says:

    Yeah, good on her.
    She looks a lot better than some twenty-somethings I see at Stop and Shop.

  19. Ann says:

    She’s a very good looking woman. I have no problem believing that young men are into her.

  20. Kevin says:

    Sharon and Demi (the freak of nature) should hook up for a lesbian scene in a movie. They could both stay relevent that way. Oh Hell! Who am I kidding. That shit would go straight to video.

  21. g says:

    sharon gets chased by boys in their 20’s heh!

    from personal experience women in their 30’s 40’s 50;s and beyond were never very fast runners anyway!!

    those days had very little discrimination unfortunately, but did get little experience. god i was desperate!

    in saying that shaz still looks rather nice

  22. the other mel says:

    Sharon is only slightly older than me (I am 49) and I am frequently approached (i.e., hit on) by guys in their 20s and 30s. I know I don’t look my age, but there are many men do not care even when I tell them. I don’t know why some of you have such a hard time believing that she gets hit on by younger men, she’s still pretty hot.

  23. Tia C says:

    Yeah, I’ll jump on the bandwagon. I’m 42 and I get hit on all the time by guys in their 20s and 30s. Mostly 20s. I’ve even had a couple late teens hit on me! (Which I thought was REALLY weird). Apparently it’s not that unusual. I’ll enjoy it while it lasts, LOL!!

    I think she still looks great. Sure, she wears some weird get-ups now and then, but she is still beautiful, IMO.

  24. Lee says:

    I’m also believing she gets hit on by younger guys. They really don’t care about age in the way women do. If someone’s hot, they’re hot, full stop. It’s actually pretty sad that women have so many hang-ups about our own desirability, and write ourselves off too soon.

    Also, I’ve never been a fan of SS, but in this interview she comes off as more likeable than I remember.

  25. Eden says:

    Hi TiaC..I’m with you, same age and enjoying the attention from different age ranges while it lasts!
    There is no way that lip plumping is all she’s had done. She is gorgeous and sexy but she’s had help…perhaps more than just botox and fillers.
    It is very good work because she looks natural and still physically resembles herself in her younger days but that is definitely not her naturally aged face.

  26. Bob K says:

    She has the worst PR team, now that she no longer sells as the sex bomb, they have her talk about middle age cliches. when was the last time she made a film anyway?

  27. Francesca says:

    Thinking of Sharon Stone having sex with a 20 yr old boy, is like thinking about getting the oil changed on my car. NOT INTERESTING and kinda gross…

  28. archiepelago says:

    A woman who ‘doesn’t need to be IT anymore’ wouldn’t be doing this interview and saying those things. She’d be getting on with being a mother and working.

    Kaiser, I think she has always been beautiful but the tits are fake for sure.

  29. snowball says:

    “I’m like a Prohibition-era flapper. I’m like a juke-joint hussy,”

    She’s a cliche right down to the bone. Every time I read one of her interviews, I get this picture in my head of Faye Dunaway as Joan Crawford. All the carefully crafted lines meant to look off-the-cuff and artless but are actually rehearsed and canned.

    Life and love is like the ocean….

    Oh for god’s sake. She’s selling the same swill she did 20 years ago.

    And yes, I can easily imagine that she gets hit on by 20 year olds. She’s hardly a two-bagger, but if I were a guy, I would require a ball gag for her.

  30. Belle Epoch says:

    I have a son who is 21, and he says younger guys go for older women because older women are easy targets. I admit this was a new idea to me. So the woman thinks she is a sexy cougar… but the young guys are just getting whatever. Ouch.

    By the way, he has a girlfriend and isn’t into cougars. Just sayin’.

  31. Jeri says:

    The white shirt with the bare legs will now always remind me of John Edwards mistress, Rilie (or however she spells it).

    Sorry Sharon.

  32. Iris says:

    My theory on why men in their twenties pursue her? They’re waiting for her to croak so they can inherit her millions.

    I’m sure Ivanka Trump also gets pursued by men in their twenties, like, a lot.

  33. Jello says:

    Wow. The hate on this site for older women is so strong. I know the name’s “Celebitchy” but still…

  34. Dawn says:

    I ain’t buying it,but my ex-boyfriend did like to f**k women older than his grandmother’s age.

  35. Cinderella says:

    Of course she’s going to get hit on by lots of young guys. She’s Sharon Stone. When you’re rich, famous and very sexual, this will happen regardless of age.

    On the flipside, if she were your average 52 year-old woman working at the local grocery store, would the studs still come a-calling?

  36. sashavice says:

    So? I believe it.

  37. Lee says:

    I have to second the remark (#33) about the hate here for older women. It’s palpable. To whit: older woman are “easy”, “desperate”, only worth the money they leave when they “croak”? Come on. This is beyond the bitchy of Cele”bitchy”.

  38. Juice in LA says:

    @zen, Lala, TiaC and Eden (did I miss anyone? sorry!) I know what you speak of- since age 35, I get more interest from the 18-22 set of young men than I ever did when I was 20-smthg. And hot young things too. My favorite Cougar moment? The 18 year old desk boy at my gym asked me out on a date to Red Lobster.

    I believe there are some Toibois who have a mentality about cougars being easier prey, but I also think that older women are easier to talk to, more accessible. The ToiBoi doesn’t feel he as to be something he isn’t, or put on airs. Half of these young men just work out at my gym and since I see them regularly and am not assuming they want to “hit it” I tend to seem more open approachable and friendly.

    In other words young chickas- if you see a hot guy at your gym, he might want to talk to you but be too chicken.

  39. jzhz says:

    I agree – I’m 38, and I’m always getting approached by younger men. I believe she is too; there are lots of folks who go downhill after 30 or so, and others who don’t. Working out a lot (and luck – thanks for the genes, Mom!) helps.

    I have to agree with the comments calling out the older woman hate. It’s really weird and self-defeating, since everyone is getting older. You’re really gonna hate yourself in 10 years or more…sucks for you!

  40. Cinderella says:

    I don’t think 35 is old. If you’re looking good and feeling good, there is still a good crop of younger guys that will be attracted to you.

    At Sharon’s age, on the other hand, there is usually an ulterior motive on the part of the guy if he’s in his twenties.

  41. Iris says:

    I’m not hating on older women, just her.

    And I hold the same mindset about rich old men with 20-year-old arm candy. Money talks.

  42. Aspen says:

    I don’t know about all that, but I do know that she THREW herself at some 20-somethings in 2004 in Oceanside at a concert on Camp Pendleton. One of the 20-something Marines she draped her body on was clearly uncomfortable and at one point pushed her off and said, “I’m sorry, Ma’am, but I’m married.” I wonder if she thinks he was “pursuing” her?

  43. DrM says:

    I have never liked Sharon Stone but I did like this interview. I thought it was quite candid…especially the admission that

    “to admit your own lovingness was, for me, a harder step. Not to be embarrassed or ashamed that I could love somebody who didn’t love me. And that can be OK.”

    This I can relate to…

  44. Aussie Mama says:

    the kiddies like something old and worn in to practise on.

  45. ViktoryGin says:

    Okay, the “hate” on this thread regarding older women is not that strong. I didn’t even process it as hate. A little flippant and glib, maybe. There IS more discrimination toward ageing women in various facets of social life, that’s WHY some posters brought the point that the motives of some of these younger men may not be honorable. It’s not “hate”; it’s a potentiality based on historical trend. Only very recently have we explored the concept of women improving with age, and cultural habits are slow to change. Do your thing, ladies, but be aware.

  46. ogechi says:

    I feel terribly sad and pity at the same time after reading her interview. The interview sounded humane and informed. I didn’t doubt that younger men want her after all She is still Sharon stone even at age 52.

    Moreover i am in my 20s and boys from 18/19 years want to date me. I see it as crazy and irritating.

  47. coucou says:

    I wouldn’t say it’s so much hate as it is just a form of typical youthfull arrogance, ingnorance, innocense…we all go through it, and we’ll all outgrow it as we age, if we make it past the neverending search for the next micro-mini, where life revolves around presenting your ass-ets, snagging the carniboys with our fresh meat du jour. Been there, did it well, lived to tell. I feel good where I am now, somewhere in between Forever21 and Cougar Town…but sometimes, mostly when i read contrived shit like this, it kind of gives me the willies. In some ways, it makes me glad to be a normie. When you put yourself out there to be judged and ridiculed for the natural aging process, it’s gotta be brutal. People, wake the F up, NO ONE GETS OUT ALIVE. As long as my kids love me and i don’t turn out to be a bag lady, all’s well.


  48. westcoaster says:

    If Sharon Stone can still attract guys in their 20’s good for her.

  49. Mistral says:

    Of course guys are going to go after her–she’s SHARON STONE. In our popular culture, Sharon Stone = sexy femme fatale. Plus, she looks fantastic. Why wouldn’t young guys go after a rich, attractive celebrity who became famous for a sexual role? What some people don’t seem to realize is that people will almost always look at/identify celebrities as their most famous role, or who they were at the height of their fame/beauty. (provided they aren’t in a nursing home, I guess). So, who would really care if Sharon is now in her fifties? Or if Angelina Jolie has six kids. If they are still looking like they look right now (which is pretty good), any guy would be saying, “Damn! I just banged Sharon Stone from Basic Instinct/Lara Croft from Tomb Raider.”

  50. melina says:

    Old, creepy men like Jack Nicholson have 20sth girlfriends and yet we find it hard to believe that Sharon Stone sleeps with younger men??