January 25, 2007
Stone Ditches Sexy Image
Hollywood beauty Sharon Stone has vowed not to return to the roles in which she made her name - insisting she has ditched her "sexy" image for good.
The actress, who only last year starred in the raunchy Basic Instinct 2: Risk Addiction, insists she now only focuses on serious roles, after deciding to ignore parts which rely on her looks.
She says, "I made a decision when I turned 40 that I wasn't going to lie about my age, and that when I chose my films I'd look for different sorts of parts from those I was used to. And that's what I'm doing.
"So many directors in my life have wanted to commercialise me or use me as a commodity - they weren't interested in my acting skills.
"These days I'm only interested in using my talent and I won't work for anyone who won't accept that. I don't bring the other stuff any more."