In a candid interview with CBS Sunday Morning, the 59-year-old actress didn't hold back when asked by CBS correspondent Lee Cowan asked if she's ever been put in an "uncomfortable" position in Hollywood. Stone outright laughed for ten seconds before addressing sexual harassment.
“I’ve been in this business for 40 years, Lee," she explains. "Can you imagine the business I stepped into 40 years ago? Looking like I look? From nowhere Pennsylvania?”
“I didn’t come here with any protection," she adds. "I’ve seen it all."
However, she is hopeful about the future, given the Time's Up movement, which she supported at the 2018 Golden Globes by wearing black on the red carpet. Stone believes times are changing for women.
“We were raised to accommodate men, particularly in my generation,” she says. “And women so often lose their own identify to the identity of the men that they’re with. They even change the way they dress and what they do to fit the men that they’re with.”
"We’re starting to acknowledge our own gifts as women and not think that we have to behave as men in order to be empowered or powerful or valuable,” she continues.
As for her own love life, Stone, who's a mother to three adopted sons, is currently single.
"I just was not the girl who was ever told that a man would define me," she says. "It was, that if I wanted to have a man in my life, it would be for partnership. It wouldn't be an arrangement; it would be an actual relationship. And since those are pretty hard to come by ..."
"Relationships?" Cowan asks, to which Stone replies, "Yeah, real ones."
“I think that people are just astounded that you could be pushing 60 and still be OK,” she joked.
“I think that I am lucky that I prefer to eat healthy,” she added of her own regimen. “I listen to my body, and I like sports ... I think that it's the better way to live. And so, that's it! I just think that a healthy body, mind and spirit is the way to go. And I think that, so you end up being able to wear a bathing suit is like one of the bonuses I guess.”