Sharon Stone now: She suffered loss due to the coronavirus

Sharon Stone’s appearances as mystery women and femme fatales cemented her spot as one of the popular sex symbols of the 90s. Stone showed early acting promise but often missed out on roles by a whisker. Roy London – the famed acting coach who taught the likes of Brad Pitt and Robert Downey Jr – turned Stone into a perpetually in-demand actor.

Stone’s break role came in the sci-fi film Total Recall in 1990. A couple of years later, she earned her first Golden Globe Award nomination for her role in the erotic thriller Basic Instinct.

Sharon’s career rose through the 90s before dipping dramatically in the early 2000s. However, as seen below, Stone picked up the pieces and rebuilt her career. 

Sharon Stone is working on a film with Pierce Brosnan set to debut in 2023

Sharon Stone’s renaissance continues: she’s set to share the screen with Pierce Brosnan in the upcoming film Fast Charlie. Filming started in January 2022, and the move is predicted to premiere in 2023. 

Stone is not the in-demand actor she was in the late 90s, but she rarely goes without work. She’ll appear in the second season of The Flight Attendant, scheduled to debut in mid-2022. 

In 2020, she played a maniacal mother to a vindictive son in Ryan Murphy’s Ratched. “She’s completely insane,” Sharon talked to Town and Country Magazine about her character. “And at the same time she thinks she’s really a loving mother who has her shit together.”

Sharon, who shares no similarities to her Ratched character, enjoys spending time with her three sons in between filming. Stone talked to TODAY about life with her adopted children:

“I’m in a really grateful place. When I was a kid, I always wanted to have a house full of kids running and screaming and dogs, and I got it. And I feel very blessed and happy about the life I got. We’re happy together, and what’s better than that?”

Stone endured loss due to the coronavirus: her adoptive and godmother succumbed to the disease. Her sister and brother-in-law were both hospitalized with the virus. 

Stone said that suffering a stroke led to her dramatic career decline

In September 2001, Sharon Stone suffered a stroke that almost killed her. She delayed seeking medical attention, and as she headed into surgery, her chances of survival seemed bleak. 

“I had a 1% chance of living by the time I got surgery – and they wouldn’t know for a month if I would live,” she told Variety. Stone writes in her memoir The Beauty of Living Twice that she saw the proverbial light and people who had passed as the life drained out of her. 

“I found out that I wasn’t the only one who’d had this kind of experience,” she told TODAY. “It’s so profound.”

Stone survived, but her career took a massive hit: she was no longer the sought-after actor of the late 90s. Sharon told Variety:

“I had to remortgage my house. I lost everything I had. I lost my place in the business. I was like the hottest movie star, you know?” she told the outlet. “It was like Miss Princess Diana and I were so famous, and she died and I had a stroke. And we were forgotten.”

As a testament to her talent, Stone received a Primetime Emmy Award for her guest appearance in The Practice, a monumental achievement for an actor few wanted. On the flip side, Stone appeared in Catwoman, a film viewed by critics as one of the worst films of all time. 

Surprisingly, Sharon found that women, the people she expected to resonate with her situation, contributed to her downward spiral. “From other women in my own business to the female judge who handled my custody case (over my son), I don’t think anyone grasps how dangerous a stroke is for women and what it takes to recover,” Sharon added. 

Fortunately, Stone recovered, and so did her career. Stone told Willie Geist on Sunday TODAY that her struggles had a silver lining: “We’re here to learn our lesson. I hope that I was humble and available to my lesson because I don’t wanna do it again.”

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