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

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

In the glamorous world of Hollywood, where the red carpets are as long as the lists of dietary restrictions at a star-studded dinner party, Sharon Stone has dropped a truth bomb that might just have the Average Joes and Janes of the world spilling their generic, store-brand coffee in disbelief. Yes, folks, brace yourselves: being famous is hard on the wallet. The revelation came from Stone herself, who, sitting atop a mountain of $40 million, lamented the financial burdens of fame in an interview with InStyle.

Imagine this: You’re out enjoying a lovely dinner, the kind where the menu prices are more secretive than your internet search history, and who gets saddled with the bill? If you’re Sharon Stone, it’s you, every time, staring down the barrel of a $3,000 dinner check while wondering if anyone at the table has ever heard of Venmo.

But wait, there’s more. It’s not just about picking up the tab for every Tom, Dick, and Harry (or should we say every Tom Cruise, Dick Van Dyke, and Harry Styles?) who happens to join you for sushi. No, the costs of fame stretch far and wide, covering everything from the mortgage on her swanky pad to the salaries of an entourage that might include security staff, publicists, makeup artists, and managers. It’s enough to make you wonder if there’s a Groupon for celebrity essentials.

Stone, a 65-year-old actress and mother of three, muses over her financial future with the kind of casual dread usually reserved for checking your bank account after a weekend Vegas trip. She ponders, “Will I make enough money to stay living where I’m living? Probably not.” But fear not, she has a plan: downsize once the kids are off to college, and live “like a normal person.” Because nothing says “normal” like selling your “big, fancy house” after decades of A-list living.

Rising to fame with the steamy ‘Basic Instinct’ in 1992, Stone now finds herself in a peculiar spot, comparing her travel woes to those of Jennifer Lawrence and Nicole Kidman. In a world where hopping on a Delta flight is as likely as finding a paparazzo at a nudist colony, Stone feels the sting of recognition everywhere, even in places as remote as the Amazon rainforest. Yes, according to Stone, the essentials of life are tampons, Q-tips, and, well, Sharon Stone.

So, the next time you find yourself grumbling about the cost of living, spare a thought for the Sharon Stones of the world, for whom fame is both a blessing and a curse, wrapped in an expensive, golden bow. It’s a tough life, but someone’s got to live it, designer handbag and all.