Sharon Stone reflects on her miscarriages and Me Too in candid interview
Sharon Stone has candidly reflected on her past miscarriages and praised the ‘global sisterhood’ for now speaking out about ‘issues of loss and heartache’.
The Basic Instinct actress, 63, explained that she went through ’36 hours of labour alone’ after losing a baby at five and a half months pregnant, revealing that nurses stayed with her and she felt a ‘strong sense of understanding’.
While elsewhere in her Radio 4 Women’s Hour and BBC Sounds interview, Sharon spoke about the Me Too movement and said she believes people have been left ‘scared of making a mistake’.
Candid: Sharon Stone has reflected on her past miscarriages while appearing on Radio 4 Women’s Hour and BBC Sounds (pictured in February 2020)
Speaking about her own experiences after the publication of her autobiography, The Beauty of Living Twice, Sharon said she felt a ‘strong sense of sisterhood’ from the nurses helping her through a ‘fifth and a half month miscarriage’.
She said: ‘It’s a devastating experience and I have to say I was really grateful to Chrissy Teigen for allowing us to publicly share what she went through.
‘When I lost my last baby, and then went back to the hospital and had 36 hours of labour on my own to, of course, birth nothing – and the nurses that had been in the hospital with me two days before when they removed the last baby came in and sat with me on their day off.
‘I really felt such a strong sense of sisterhood and understanding. Because I would have been alone. And that’s such an alone feeling anyway.’
Autobiography: The actress, 63, has recently revealed a book about her life with details her career and upbringing (pictured in 1985)
The actress went on to praise Vanessa Kirby, who portrayed character Martha who lost her baby in a tragic home birth in Netflix film Pieces of a Woman.
Sharon added: ‘I was so grateful to Vanessa Kirby for making Pieces of a Woman.
‘I think we’re finally reaching a point in our global sisterhood, where we speak to the issues of loss and heartache and rape and brutalisation and all of the things that happened to us and to our bodies, and that our minds and heart have to go through and we’re not carrying the water anymore.
‘We are not carrying shame that doesn’t belong to us. We are letting it out.
‘This is that time that everyone feared would come and we would be who we really are meant to be which is the great sisterhood’.
Opinions: Sharon also spoke about the Me Too movement and said she believes people have been left ‘stiff’ and ‘scared of making a mistake’ (pictured in February 2020)
Sharon had several miscarriages while married to ex-husband Phil Bronstein and told Women’s Hour she has the ‘rheumatoid factor’ that made it difficult for her to carry a pregnancy to term.
Since then, Sharon has adopted three sons, Roan, Laird and Quinn. The star has previously revealed to AARP that she was approved to adopt her first son Roan, who was born in 2000, while on the way home from having a miscarriage.
Elsewhere in her Women’s Hour interview, Sharon also reflected on the Me Too movement and said she thinks things have gone ‘a little too far’.
She said: ‘I think we’re going to have to re-find a balance because it is a business where we all need to be friends and family.
The Beauty Of Living Twice: The Basic Instinct star’s candid memoir The Beauty of Living Twice, which hit shelves on Tuesday, is filled with bombshells about the star’s colorful life
‘We’re a little bit stiff right now because everybody’s scared of making a mistake or saying something that someone will be offended by because there’s just so much “oh he touched my arm”, or “he said I was pretty”.’
‘There’s so much now that I personally think is a little too far, people just have gone completely berserk with what they’re saying is offensive to them’
Sharon also chatted about the film industry giving her a label of a ‘difficult woman’, saying that it comes from her inability to lie.
She said: ‘What it really is, is that I don’t have the capacity to lie. And I think that people find that quite off putting.
‘I don’t know if that’s really grit, or just a compulsion. And I think people find that kind of shocking and unsettling.