Sharon Stone has once again proved that she's a certified badass. Not like any of us were wondering. If you've seen literally anything the woman has done, you know with 100 percent certainty that she is an absolute powerhouse. Obviously, she's had iconic roles in films like Basic Instinct and Casino. She's also a humanitarian and activist who has raised money and awareness for a number of worthy causes. If you're looking for a powerful woman to idolize, Sharon Stone should be at the top of your list.
As it turns out, her badass attitude isn't limited to the roles she's held in some of her most well-known films.
Stone recently sat down for an interview with CBS Sunday Morning‘s Lee Cowan.
At some point, the conversation turned to the topic of sexual harassment within the entertainment industry. It’s a topic that people have been talking about a lot — particularly since the Harvey Weinstein scandal broke, followed by the #MeToo movement and Time’s Up legal defense fund.
Cowan asked Stone whether she'd ever experienced a situation "like that," where she felt uncomfortable.
Stone responded in the most amazing way possible. Watch her reaction here:
She laughed for a full 10 seconds at Cowan’s question. Cowan, meanwhile, squirmed to show his discomfort.
“I don’t know if that’s a nervous laugh or an ‘Are you kidding me? Of course I was’ laugh,” he said as Stone continued laughing maniacally at the absurd question.
After taking the full 10 seconds to show Cowan how absolutely ridiculous his question had been, Stone made it very clear that, uh, YEAH, she'd been in "uncomfortable situations."
“Can you imagine the business I stepped into 40 years ago?” she asked. “Looking like I look?”
Last year, we found out that Harvey Weinstein had been sexually harassing and assaulting women for decades. The phenomenon of men in positions of power assaulting the people below them is not new, people. What’s new is that the behavior is finally (finally) coming to light.
"[I was] from Nowhere, Pennsylvania," Stone continued. "I didn't bring any protection."
“I’ve seen it all.”
Stone’s reaction was exactly what Cowan deserved after asking such a ludicrous question. The Internet definitely took notice…