Hollywood actor Sharon Stone recently shared her #MeToo story in her forthcoming new memoir, ‘The Beauty of Living Twice’.
As the 63-year-old star reflected on the production of the 1992 erotic thriller, she asserted that the entire ordeal was largely difficult for her.
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Talking on one of the most famous movie scenes ever, in ‘Basic Instinct’, the movie star revealed she was duped into it and furious over it, while referring to the scene where she is shown crossing her legs with no underwear on.
An excerpt from her memoir exclusively published by Vanity Fair had the actress describe the “terrifying” experience, where she called te role “the most stretching that I had ever done.”
She asserted that during the filming she was asked to take off her underwear but had no idea that her genitals would be filmed.
“After we shot Basic Instinct, I got called in to see it,” Stone wrote, adding “Not on my own with the director, as one would anticipate, given the situation that has given us all pause, so to speak, but 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. 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 bu***hit.”
“I went to the projection booth, slapped Paul across the face, left, went to my car, and called my lawyer, Marty Singer,” Stone further added while mentioning that her lawyer said she could stop the film from release.
She further added that she went to the projection booth and slapped Verhoeven across the face, left and called her lawyer, who informed she could get an injunction.
About Basic Instinct:
In the 1992 erotic thriller, Basic Instinct, Stone essays the role of a crime novelist who becomes the prime suspect in the brutal murder of a popular musician. During the said scene, she is being interrogated by the lead detective in the film, the role of which was played by actor Michael Douglas, when she crosses and uncrosses her legs multiple times.