Sharon stone says she was tricked into not wearing underwear for the now famous basic instinct scene.
Sharon stone opened up a in her new memoir “The Beauty of Living Twice” about the upsetting experiences she’s had throughout her career.
Filming her breakout role in basic instinct was especially difficult for the actress.
Stone, 63, alleged in an excerpt of her memoir obtained by vanity fair that a member of the basic instinct production, had told her to take her underwear off during the infamous cross-legged scene under the pretense that her private area would not be visible on film.
The actress said she was called to see the final finish of the movie with a room full of agents and lawyers, most of whom had nothing to do with the project. “That was how i saw my vagina shot for the first time, long after I’d been told we can’t see anything. I just need you to remove your panties as the white is reflecting the light so we know you have panties on,” she wrote.
“Yes there have been many points of view on this topic, but since I’m the one with the vagina in question let me say, the other points of view are bulls dot. It was me and my parts up there.”
After the viewing stone said she slapped director paul verhoeven across the face, then left and went to my car and called my lawyer marty singer.
Singer reportedly informed stone that the movie could not be made according to the screen actors guild. It wasn’t legal to shoot up my dress in this fashion she learned.
“I let paul know of the options marty had laid out for me of course he vehemently denied that I had any choices at all, I was just an actress just a woman what choices could I have,” she recalled.
“But I did have choices. So I thought and thought and I chose to allow this scene in the film. Why, because it was correct for the film and for the character and because after all I did it.”
The casino actress said she felt the need to become objective as to why she was tricked into removing her underwear considering she worked so hard to get the part and only this director had stood up for me, a representative for verhoeven did not immediately respond to people’s request to comment.
“I can say that the role was by far the most stretching that I had ever done in terms of considering the dark side of myself,” she admitted. “It was terrifying, I had walked in my sleep three times during production, twice waking fully dressed in my car in my garage. I had hideous nightmares.”
“From that moment on,” stone said, For the first time I was asking to learn how to know something new. I was asking for the world to change. I was asking for permission to say why. Do you have any idea how many people have watched basic instinct in the last 20 something years? Think about it, it’s about more than just a peek up my skirt.” she added.
Stone also opened up about other instances, when she dealt with predatory behavior on set. one year she said a director would constantly demand that she sat on his lap when he was giving instruction. He would call me into work everyday and have me go through the works, hair, makeup and wardrobe and then wouldn’t shoot with me because I refused to sit on his lap and take direction.
The actress wrote, of course the film was a bomb. The level of insecurity and unprofessionalism and i would guess drug abuse, required to make those kinds of choices never leads to good work.
Stone added that sex not just sexuality on screen has long been expected in her business