While speaking to Kelly Clarkson on the Wednesday, March 31, episode of The Kelly Clarkson Show, the Basic Instinct actress said Spears wrote her a "very long and important, poignant letter during a very difficult time in her life — about the time when people would recognize it, when she shaved her head — wanting me to help her," she detailed, referring to the pop star's infamous 2007 meltdown, which resulted in her shaving off all of her hair.
However, the Beauty of Living Twice author was also at a difficult place in her life, confessing to Clarkson that she "couldn't" even help herself. "But the truth of the matter is we both needed help. She needed help and I needed help."
Stone further admitted that she can relate to what Spears is going through — including her conservatorship with father Jamie Spears and her struggle to gain control over her own finances — while emphasizing that you're bound to hit a breaking point when everyone is trying to control your life.
"It’s very hard to be a very successful woman and not have everyone controlling you, taking your finances and handling you,” the Oscar nominee told Clarkson. "I’m sure all of the young stars get handled."
"You get handled so much that there’s a huge breaking point," the 63-year-old added. "There’s a part where you get broken."
Stone also reflected on Spears' current situation calling it very "out of control and awful."
The controversial pop star's conservatorship began in 2008 and came to a head in 2020 when she filed court documents stating she was "strongly opposed" to keeping her father in charge. Shortly after, Spears' attorney said she is "afraid of her father" and “will not perform as long as her father is in charge of her career.”
Comparing the "Toxic" singer's life to hers, Stone added: "I can say certainly it’s been very out of control and very awful more than once in my life and I have certainly had it," while noting that it's "very complicated to take control of your life" and gain "control of your finances."
On Wednesday, March 24, Spears shared a slideshow on Instagram of celebrity women who have "truly inspired" her life — the first photo was of Stone.
"Being away from family and my boyfriend while quarantining was really hard for me but the good thing about social media is we can connect in a different way that helps us feel not alone in this crazy world,” the 39-year-old captioned her post referencing boyfriend Sam Asghari. “These cool ladies always add a spark to my day.”
And one day prior to Stone's appearance on the talk show, Spears spoke out for the first time regarding The New York Times docuseries episode, "Framing Britney Spears," about her life, and expressed her dissatisfaction with the way she was portrayed in the episode.
"I didn’t watch the documentary but from what I did see of it I was embarrassed by the light they put me in … I cried for two weeks and well …. I still cry sometimes,” Spears captioned the video of herself on Tuesday, March 30, dancing to “Crazy” by Aerosmith. "I do what I can in my own spirituality with myself to try and keep my own joy … love … and happiness!!!! Every day dancing brings me joy !!! I’m not here to be perfect … perfect is boring … I’m here to pass on kindness!!!!”