Stone sat down with “Extra’s” Charissa Thompson and dished about her new TNT show which she also executive produces. She also talked about supporting Hillary Clinton, and life at home with her three sons; Roan, Laird and Quinn.
The Oscar nominee and Emmy winner explained why she waited so long to do a series. “I wanted to do a series for some time, because I’m a single mom and wanted to work at home in L.A.,” she said. “It just takes time and the willingness to turn down the things that aren’t right. It takes a lot of discipline and integrity until you get the good thing.”
She continued, “I knew I wanted to do something that had a woman in sort of a political situation in a way that talked about politics, but also in a way that was fun.”
Playing a female vice president couldn’t be more timely, as Hillary Clinton is running for President, and Sharon made it very clear that Clinton gets her nod.
“Hillary is for me the best Secretary of State we’ve had since Henry Kissinger, and Kissinger couldn’t run because of his status as a citizen, but Hillary, man or woman, is just such a great person to be President because of her global understanding that she’s garnered being Secretary of State.”
She went on, “She’s an educated woman who’s been in politics all of her life, and for me to play VP during this prescient moment when women are in so may powerful positions politically and when we’re apt to have a woman as President, it’s a very exciting time in the world to be playing something that is really in that moment, that historical moment.”
At home, Sharon plays mom to her three boys, a role she is very proud of, saying, “I have had the great fortune of having really great kids, my kids are really, really smart, and they’re all smart in really different and wonderful ways.”
Stone gushed over her kids, “My soon-to-be 15-year-old is building his own computer, my soon-to-be 10-year-old is getting almost straight A’s and is an exceptional athlete, my soon-to-be 9-year-old is also getting spectacular grades and is the most charming, funny, guy.”
She joked, “He can hit a whiffle ball into the neighbor’s yard.”
“Agent X” premieres this fall on TNT.