Sharon Stone on Struggles with Aging: 'I Cried'

The actress discusses how she decided to age well, and how she's doing it.
3:00 | 02/19/14

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Transcript for Sharon Stone on Struggles with Aging: 'I Cried'
Will you, please. Sharon stone is 55 looking fantastic on the cover of "Shape" magazine. Confessing that the process of growing older is not always gone as gracefully as she wished but looks terrific there. ABC's Abbie Boudreau has the story. Reporter: Known for her sexy sultry sex appeal she poses in a bikini on March's cover of "Shape" magazine. I think we're in a time when this is going to be what do we do for the second half of our life. Reporter: The "Basic instinct" actress confesses she struggles with aging. "I examined my face in the magnifying mirror and I looked in the mirror and cried and cried." When I hit 40 I'm going to be a grown-up woman and going to get older. This is a part of life and the more we embrace it and embrace it in a healthful well adjusted manner, the better we're going to feel and actually the better we're going to look. Reporter: Stone says she dropped drinking alcohol and eating artificial foods and starting stretching more and exercising regularly. I think stretching is really key to keep yourself limber. I think you have to be able to pick up your own body weight. I think you should be able to bend your body completely and fully. I think you shouldn't let yourself get stiff or stuck. Reporter: Looking as stunning as ever the mother of three boys and practicing buddhist says she's not interested in being young forever and while she sticks to a diet of mostly fish and cheese she admits she does enjoy the occasional porterhouse steak. She wanted to age well and be the best she can be at they age. Whether it's a matter of paying more attention to what we're eating, how much rest we're getting or more strategic in terms of the types of exercises we're getting I think the payoffs, the rewards can be enormous. Reporter: For "Good morning America," Abbie Boudreau, ABC news, Los Angeles.

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