Sharon Stone Had A Sharp Response When Asked About Working With Meryl Streep And Opened Up About Women In Hollywood Being Compared To Her

"Viola Davis is every bit the actress Meryl Streep is. Emma Thompson. Judy Davis. Olivia Colman. Kate Winslet. But you say Meryl and everybody falls on the floor."

Sharon Stone made her thoughts on the overwhelming adoration of Meryl Streep very clear, dismantling a question about working alongside her before it had even been fully asked.

Sharon Stone smiles on the red carpet at annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards viewing party.

In an interview with Zoomer, which was published last month but went viral this week, the reporter went to ask a question about Stone's experience working with Streep in 2019's Laundromat but was quickly cut off as Stone took issue with the question's phrasing.

Meryl Streep and Sharon Stone share a scene in "The Laundromat"

"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."

Sharon Stone smiles while attending event

Stone pointed out that while Streep is an "amazingly wonderful woman and actress" there are a plenty of other women in Hollywood who are "equally as talented" but don't get spoken about with the same reverence.

Meryl Streep smiles at camera

"That phrasing has been taught," Stone 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."

Sharon Stone smiles at camera while attending the Tribeca Festival Awards Night

Viola Davis has previously spoken of being compared to Streep while being presented with far fewer opportunities and being offered much less money.

Viola Davis and Meryl Streep sit together

You can read Sharon Stone's full interview with Zoomer here.

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