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Oprah Winfrey with Sharon Stone (left) and Cameron Diaz (right)
(Photo Credit: Harpo Studios, Inc. / George Burns)

Cameron and Sharon Speak Candidly About Aging in Hollywood

Los Angeles – Oprah Winfrey explores the topic of health, beauty and aging with two of Hollywood’s biggest stars, Cameron Diaz and Sharon Stone, in an all-new episode of “Oprah Prime” airing this Sunday, March 16 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network.

In the episode, actress Cameron Diaz, author of recent New York Times bestseller “The Body Book,” shares her secrets to respecting the relationship with her body and how she nurtures her health through balanced diet, exercise and nutrition.  Oprah is also joined by iconic actress Sharon Stone for a conversation about embracing both inner and outer beauty, feeling secure in your skin at every age, and reflects on her now infamous scene from "Basic Instinct" more than 20 years later.   Then, Oprah and Sharon Skype with Ernestine Shepherd, who at 77 years old is one of the world's oldest competitive female bodybuilders. 


EXCERPT: How Cameron Diaz Has Given Herself Permission To “Age Gracefully”

OPRAH:  Our culture is obsessed with not growing into who you were really meant to be.

CAMERON:  This is true.

OPRAH:  Our culture's obsessed with it.

CAMERON:  It's crazy.

OPRAH:  Yeah.

CAMERON:  And women don't allow other women to age gracefully.  And we don't give ourselves permission to age gracefully.

OPRAH:  Because everybody's trying to be back there.

CAMERON:  Everybody's -- exactly.  It's almost as if we have failed if we don't remain 25 for the rest of our lives.  Like we are failures.  It's a personal --

OPRAH:  Yes.

CAMERON:  -- failure.  Our fault that at 40 years old I don't still look like I'm 25.

OPRAH:  (Laughter.)

CAMERON:  Oh, I'm sorry.  I apologize.

OPRAH:  Yes.

CAMERON:  I wasn't able to defy nature.

Click here for the video with embed code: http://www.oprah.com/own-oprahs-next-chapter/Cameron-Diaz-on-Giving-Yourself-Permission-to-Age-Gracefully-Video


EXCERPT: Sharon Stone On The Pressures Of Being A “Sex Symbol”

OPRAH:  Have you let the whole pressure to -- to be the sex symbol, have you let that go completely?

SHARON:  Yeah, but I don't -- it's actually come full circle for me.  It's a pleasure for me now.  I mean, I'm gonna be 56 years old.  If people want to think I'm a sex symbol, it's, like, yeah.  Think it up. You know. I mean, like good for me.

OPRAH:  Uh-huh. 

SHARON:  I mean, wow.  And good for every other lady of my age to feel themselves as a sex symbol. Because why shouldn't we feel a sex symbol in our 50's?

EXCERPT: How Sharon Stone Feels About The Term “Ageless Beauty”

OPRAH:  I love that you said you don't want to be an ageless beauty, but that you want to be the best you can be at each age.

SHARON:  Yeah.

OPRAH:  Tell us what you meant by that.

SHARON:  Well, I mean, first of all, I don't think ageless beauty exists.  I think it's just a catch phrase.  And so, you know, I think that's absurd.

OPRAH:  It's good for a jar of cream.

SHARON:  Yes.  But, no, it's not possible.  And I think to be the best you can be, you know, we have to recognize that it's an internal thing.  Not just an external thing.  We have to have internal health and internal wellness.  And I think that's physical health, mental health, spiritual health.  You know, I think it's a sense of ethics.  It's everything, you know.  If you want to keep yourself together, it's all things.

About Oprah Prime:

“Oprah Prime” will take an in-depth look at some of the most important issues facing us today, as well as headline-making current events through compelling interviews and thoughtful discussions with newsmakers, celebrities, luminaries, and real-life families.  “Oprah Prime” is produced by Harpo Studios.  Join the conversation on Twitter using #OprahPrime.




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