Los Angeles: Actress Sharon Stone says boxing legend Muhammad Ali predicted that she would be a movie star when she was just 17-year-old.
The Golden Globe winner recently opened up about her meeting with Ali, who offered her a role in the film he was making, reported ET online.
“I met him when I was 17. I was in the Miss Pennsylvania pageant and he was in Hershey, Pennsylvania, when I was there and I met him. And then he called my father and offered me a part in his film that he was making.
“My father said, ‘She is not going to be in film,’. He told my father, ‘You may think that she is not, but she is. You cannot hide that girl under a bushel basket. Her light is too bright.’,” Stone said.
In 2012, the actress met the champion at his charity event, Muhammad Ali’s Celebrity Fight Night XIII.
“I said to him, ‘I met you when I was a teenage girl and you might not remember that,’. I was helping him up the stairs because of his Parkinson’s and he turned to me and he said, ‘Yes, and you were wearing a blue dress.