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Sharon Stone Reflects on Aging Ahead of Upcoming 66th Birthday: 'I Like Being Alive and Healthy'

"I think that people who are embarrassed about being older are just stupid and ungrateful," the actress said in a new interview with U.K. outlet 'The Times'

<p>Rodin Eckenroth/WireImage</p> Sharon Stone in Beverly Hills, California, on March 16, 2023

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Sharon Stone in Beverly Hills, California, on March 16, 2023

Sharon Stone is about to turn another year older — and she couldn't be more grateful.

In an interview with U.K. outlet The Times earlier this month, the actress and painter, who turns 66 in March, clapped her hands and said, "Yay. Two exact months until my birthday and I’ll be even older. Sixty-six."

"I like being alive and healthy. And I think that we should all be super-thrilled to make it," Stone continued. "Because I’ve witnessed any number of people not making it."

"I think that people who are embarrassed about being older are just stupid and ungrateful," she added in the interview, which was published Friday.

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<p>Chic Donchin /American Broadcasting Companies via Getty </p> Sharon Stone in Los Angeles in 1984

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Sharon Stone in Los Angeles in 1984

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Stone previously opened up to AARP The Magazine about aging, in a joint interview with fellow screen legends Jane Fonda and Alfre Woodard.

“I’ve stopped questioning everything, and that gives me a lot more room to breathe,” Stone said at the time. “I think it’s just getting comfortable in yourself – in everything – but certainly the work.”

“I frankly think aging is a great thing, and we’re lucky when we get to do it because, particularly in our generation, we’ve lost so many people to so many different things,” she added.

Woodard, now 71, said that her acting is completely changed since her 20s and 30s.

“You’re a mess in the first act, going on instinct and bravado,” she said. “I’m better now at all the things you can’t touch with your hands. I’m more discerning. My joy is deeper and less shakable. My craft is really fine-tuned.”

<p>Theo Wargo/Getty</p> Sharon Stone in New York City on Dec. 14, 2023

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Sharon Stone in New York City on Dec. 14, 2023

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Stone also discussed her favorite age so far in a cover interview for the November 2019 issue of Allure, saying, “My 40s were so beautiful."

“I couldn’t work because women, once they got to be 40, were not given jobs in Hollywood," said the Oscar-nominated Casino star.

Her 40s were a tough period in her life, Stone told the magazine, but she also revealed there “was something wonderful” about it.

“I was a mom with three beautiful little boys. I was recovering from a massive brain injury, and I was in custody court constantly over my oldest child,” said the actress, who is mom to sons Roan, 23, Laird, 18, and Quinn, 17.

“But there was something wonderful in that period of all those challenges," Stone added. "And even though no one wanted to date me — no one would want a woman that had little children — it was a period of reconciliation and change, and understanding myself.”

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