Love and scandal are the best sweeteners of tea. —Henry Fielding

10 March 2013

Happy Birthday, Sharon Stone

I love few actresses as much as I love Sharon Stone. In her autobiography Faye Dunaway compares herself to Stone at certain junctures in her book. The two women are friends, and I always thought the comparison an apt one.

The photograph above was taken during the Marina Abramović show The Artist Is Present. This is Stone looking into Abramović's eyes. It is a singularly insightful portrait, I think.

One of the things I will always remember about Stone is from her appearance in Inside the Actor's Studio, in which Stone referred to acting as bringing love into the room. This description has haunted me in a good way since she said it and I find it a particularly moving way of speaking about something that can so often be shallow and silly. Stone is the real deal.

Love. Her.