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The appearance marks the actress and animal rights advocate’s 15th editorial spread in the publication (she is interviewed by actor James Franco), which began in the 90s when she starred as the Tool-Time Girl on the hit sitcom Home Improvement and the voluptuous CJ on Baywatch.
Anderson said that she was initially reluctant due to the teasing her two sons, Brandon, 19, and Dylan, 17, had received in the past. But her concern proved unfounded.
“’Mom you’ve got to do it,’” recalled Anderson. “‘We’re older, we’re not embarrassed anymore of you. You know, we think you’re great.’”
The issue hits newsstands on December 11.