Kristen Wiig’s new blonde pixie cut inspired by Sharon Stone

Kristen Wiig’s pixie cut at the 2020 Oscars was inspired by Sharon Stone’s look in Basic Instinct.The 46-year-old was one of the presenters at the annual awards ceremony on Sunday and hit the red carpet wearing a stunning red ruffled Valentino haute co…

Kristen Wiig’s pixie cut at the 2020 Oscars was inspired by Sharon Stone’s look in Basic Instinct.

The 46-year-old was one of the presenters at the annual awards ceremony on Sunday and hit the red carpet wearing a stunning red ruffled Valentino haute couture gown and sporting a chic new ‘do.

Her stylist Erick Orellana told InStyle that Wiig was ready to change her hair and the look they both decided on was inspired by Stone’s platinum blonde locks in the 1992 thriller.

“We agreed that going shorter to a very soft yet chic pixie was a must, since it suits her smaller features,” he explained, adding that they found a picture of the Casino actress from the ’90s which the Bridesmaids star loved.

“What I loved about Sharon Stone’s look at that time was the fact that she took a shorter hairstyle that was mainly known for being cute to the sexy status. It was a game-changer, and iconic and bada*s because it was so unique – just as daring as her role in Basic Instinct,” Orellana shared.

He revealed that Wiig has “never had hair this short”, and while it took some convincing, the Wonder Woman 1984 actress overcame her nerves and went for the chop.

“We came to a nice agreement – Kristen has never had hair this short and this blonde, so change was nerve inducing. But with the right choice of photos, we created this fantastic red carpet look,” he added.

And the low-key pixie style, which Orellana coloured to a bright true blonde tone, will be easy for Wiig to maintain and still look effortlessly sexy.

“I love the versatility of this look; whether it’s sleek and textured or roughly tousled, it’s super attractive,” he added.

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Sharon Stone appreciates her body ‘so much more’ at 61

Sharon Stone likes her body “so much more” now she’s in her sixties.The Basic Instinct actress has opened up about her career and the ageing process in a cover interview for the November 2019 issue of Allure magazine. Reflecting on what it has been li…

Sharon Stone likes her body “so much more” now she’s in her sixties.

The Basic Instinct actress has opened up about her career and the ageing process in a cover interview for the November 2019 issue of Allure magazine.

Reflecting on what it has been like to get older in the public eye, having launched her Hollywood career in the early ’80s, Sharon insisted she no longer feels pressured to look a certain way.

“I like my body so much more,” she commented. “I’m so grateful to my body. When I was younger, everybody was telling me what was wrong with my body – too this, too that. When I got on Basic Instinct, they hired a make-up artist that put on pounds of make-up every day, and every day I went to my trailer and took the make-up off. But I wasn’t allowed to choose my make-up artist, nor was my name (above the title) on the poster.”

Sharon went on to name her biggest beauty regrets as overplucking her eyebrows and not wearing enough sunscreen when she was younger.

And although she experienced some huge challenges during her forties, such as her divorce from former husband Phil Bronstein and suffering a life-threatening stroke in 2001, the screen star acknowledged those were some of the years when she felt her most beautiful.

“My forties were so beautiful. I couldn’t work because women, once they got to be 40, were not given jobs in Hollywood. 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. But there was something wonderful in that period of all those challenges,” the 61-year-old mused. “It was my period of the biggest change, but the period where I thought I was the most beautiful.”

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All I Wish filmmakers revamped plot for Sharon Stone

Sharon Stone became the star of new romantic comedy All I Wish after convincing producers to revamp the plot so it focused on a middle-aged woman looking for love. The film originally centred on a young, single woman in her 20s, who was searching for …

Sharon Stone became the star of new romantic comedy All I Wish after convincing producers to revamp the plot so it focused on a middle-aged woman looking for love.

The film originally centred on a young, single woman in her 20s, who was searching for The One while trying to get her life together.

Sharon was initially approached to portray the girl’s mother, but she ended up persuading filmmakers to revamp the storyline so it wasn’t so cliche.

“(I said), ‘Wouldn’t it be more interesting if a woman who was turning 50 didn’t have her life fully together, didn’t know what she wanted to do and be?’,” the actress recalled on breakfast show Today.

Writer/director Susan Walter agreed and tweaked her script, casting the Basic Instinct icon in the lead role.

“I think it tells the story more honestly from a woman’s perspective,” shared Sharon. “(It’s) written by a woman, directed by a woman, a lot of women on our crew.

“I just felt like we were telling a story that we’ve seen before but from a very different point of view.”

The actress, 60, was also thrilled to be surrounded by so many females onset, because it made such a change from the shoots she had become used to earlier on in her career.

“I was the only woman on set, where really, maybe the costume designer was the only other woman,” she remembered. “Even hair and make-up, when I started working, were all men.”

Meanwhile, Sharon took a very hands-on approach to All I Wish, signing on as a co-producer after landing the reworked project. The movie also stars Tony Goldwyn, Famke Janssen, and Ellen Burstyn.

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