Sharon Stone is back and she
is looking better than ever in the September issue of Harper's Bazaar. Donning
only glamorous jewels, the 57-year-old actress posed nude in a
gorgeous black-and-white spread.
After a hiatus from big
roles following a cerebral hemorrhage in 2001, the actress who gained her sex
symbol status from the 1992 cult film "Basic Instinct" (we don't need to remind you of that infamous leg-crossing scene in that iconic white turtleneck dress), is
ready to take back her A-list star position.
In the exclusive
interview with the magazine, Stone opens up about the life-changing impact
of the brain hemorrhage, which left her completely
transformed. Taking two years to absorb all the internal bleeding, her body
never returned to what it was before: her brain shifted; it took months for her to
regain feeling in her leg; her vision wasn't normal for years; and she developed a stutter. On top of her
health struggles, she was dealing with a divorce, loss of custody of her then-8-year-old son and a less-than-satisfying line of jobs.
thought, 'You know what? I got thrown off the bullet train, and now I'm going
to have to crawl up a hill of broken glass, get back on the train that's going
a million miles an hour, and work my way from the cattle car up,'" Stone told
Harper's Bazaar on returning to focusing on her career. "That's just the way it
is, so I'd better get humble and shut the fuck up and do the job. Because if I
can't do this job, I'm certainly not going to be able to do anything else.'"
these challenges Stone is making her comeback in TNT's new series
"Agent X" in which she plays the vice president of the United States in
charge of a secret agent. Embracing her new role and a refreshing transition
back into her world, Stone is accepting and loving herself, defining what is sexy on her own terms.
aware that my ass looks like a bag of flapjacks," Stone said to Bazaar.
"But I'm not trying to be the best-looking broad in the world. At a
certain point, you start asking yourself, 'What really is sexy?' It's not just
the elevation of your boobs. It's being present and having fun and liking
yourself enough to like the person that's with you."