Sharon Stone Recalls Giving Britney Spears Advice after She Wrote Her a Moving Letter in 2007
During a recent appearance on "The Kelly Clarkson Show," American actress Sharon Stone revealed she offered advice to singer Britney Spears after the latter reached out to her through a "poignant" letter.
Actress Sharon Stone revealed that singer Britney Spears once wrote her a "poignant" letter in 2007 asking for her help. She made the revelation during a recent appearance on "The Kelly Clarkson Show."
Clarkson spoke to Stone about Britney's recent revelation that the actress is one of the women she admires the most. Reacting to it, Stone said she has never met the singer in person but shares a deep connection with her.
She revealed Britney wrote her the letter during a difficult time in her life. The actress noted it was around when Britney shaved her head, marking one of the many transformations in her life.
Stone did not reveal further details about the contents of the letter but said she was also passing through a difficult time in her life at the time and could not help herself. She added:
"But the truth of the matter is we both needed help. She needed help and I needed help."
Stone also said she could relate to Britney's experiences as a young woman in Hollywood, including the singer's ongoing battle with her father, Jamie Spears, over her conservatorship. Stone explained that it is hard for women to be very successful without everyone controlling them, taking their finances, and handling them.
She petitioned a court to have Jodi Montgomery, her temporary care manager, be made her permanent conservator.
The "Basic Instinct" star said she was sure all of the young stars get handled, adding that a person gets dealt with so much to the extent that they reach a breaking point and become broken.
Stone further noted that Britney's situation is so out of control and awful. She said she has been in situations where things were out of control and awful, adding that it becomes very complicated to take charge of one's life and finances at such times.
Britney's highly-publicized struggles with her conservatorship were once again the focus of attention following the release of a documentary, "Framing Britney Spears."
The 39-year-old singer's father is still in control of her life, which has been the case since 2008. However, she wants that to stop. Last week, she petitioned a court to have Jodi Montgomery, her temporary care manager, be made her permanent conservator.
Amanda was first placed under a conservatorship with her mom, Lynn Bynes, in 2013, following a series of involuntary psychiatric holds and legal problems.