Sharon Stone was nominated for an Oscar for playing the fucked-up gold digging mess Ginger in Casino and she was also in some of the shining jewels of the cinema like Catwoman, Basic Instinct 2, Diabolique, Sliver, Intersection, Gloria and Allan Quatermain (no sarcasm, those are all works of art). But then her illustrious career ate shit and she knew she had arrived at the bottom of the barrel when she found herself on the set of Law & Order: SVU. The horror of it all!
57-year-old Sharon posed waxed crotch naked in Harper’s Bazaar and she also talked to them about her life and career including the humiliation she felt while doing Law & Order. Sharon, who looks like a Photoshopped Radha Mitchell wax figure in the picture above, says that in 2010 she knew her career had hit rock bottom when in her hands was a Law & Order: SVU script and on her legs were L’eggs panty hose. Not L’eggs!
“That was humiliating. Having worked with the finest people in the industry, I was like, ‘Wow, I’m really at the back of the line here. I’m wearing L’eggs panty hose, and in makeup they start out by putting this white primer on my face.’ I’m like, ‘This is so bad. What did I do to deserve this?’ “
You’re probably thinking that Sharon must have suffered from some kind of brain damage if she thinks that working next to Christopher Meloni’s pencil eraser nipples is hell. Well, you’re right. Sharon says that she suffered a cerebral hemorrhage in 2001 and it jacked up her brain. Doctors discovered she had a ruptured vertebral artery and it took 22 platinum coils to repair it. Sharon says that it changed her in many ways including making her a bit harsher on hos, but she doesn’t give a fuck.
“I became more emotionally intelligent. I chose to work very hard to open up other parts of my mind. Now I’m stronger. And I can be abrasively direct. That scares people, but I think that’s not my problem. It’s like, I have brain damage; you’ll just have to deal with it.”
Back to the tragedy that was her Law & Order guest spot. Sharon says that she told herself to stop whining about it and to do the job so she can work her way back up to the top!
“I 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. 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.’ “
Sharon did it too. Sharon broke out of the humiliating L’eggs shell and rose back up. Sharon is starring in a show on TNT in the fall and she’s a spokesperson for Restylane. Sharon is back and hopefully she’ll never have to go back to the cattle car that is Law & Order: SVU again!
By the way, if Christopher Meloni is in the cattle car, slap a tail on my ass and call me Bessie. Moo.
Here’s some riveting pictures of Sharon getting her nails done in L.A. the other day: