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All's not well for the actors, reveals Sharon Stone in a recent interview as she opened up about losing SAG-AFTRA health insurance during the pandemic because she fell short by $13. Also, on the difficulties that actors face from time to time.
Sharon Stone opened up on a lot of issues including how she lost her SAG-AFTRA health insurance falling short of a meagre sum needed as qualification or the tough situations actors face, especially in COVID times.
The ‘Basic Instinct’ actor recently revealed that she lost her SAG-AFTRA health insurance during the pandemic because she fell short by $13. Trustees of the SAG-AFTRA health Plan have been facing deficits, that have raised eligibility requirements on January 1.
In a video promoting her candidacy for a seat on the union’s board of directors, Sharon Stone was heard saying: “As actors, you know, things have not been going well for us. I don’t think you need me to tell you that. I mean, I lost my vested insurance after 43 years in the business because of Covid. I was $13 short and, you know, I don’t really think that that is reasonable for any of us.”
She also revealed that she could lose on a job opportunity because she insisted that all sets should be sanitised thoroughly and that the people on the set should be fully vaccinated. She said, “I’ve been offered a job — a good job, a job I really want to do in Atlanta. That’s why my hair is standing on end … because the Producers Guild of America will not guarantee that everyone on our show is vaccinated before I go to work.
She added, “Will I go to work before everyone on my show is vaccinated? No. No, I won’t. Am I being threatened that I will lose my job? Yes. Yes I am. Will I lose my job if everyone is not vaccinated on my show? Yes. Yes I could. Will I stand up for all of us so that every set that we go on is vaccinated? Yes. Yes, I will. Why? Because that’s ridiculous … that we should have to go to work where we are not safe to work. I am standing up for all of us when I say that the Screen Actors Guild — that I will be working for with Membership First — will be safe for us to go to work.
“I’m not going to work until all of our sets are vaccinated. And you shouldn’t either. Why? Because I am running for us. Why? Because we are you. I’m so sorry that this is our working conditions, but this is the Screen Actors Guild that we have today. Thank you.” 'Basic Instinct' director refutes Sharon Stone's claims that she was tricked into filming nude scenes