Sharon Stone’s new memoir, “The Beauty of Living Twice,” was excerpted by Vanity Fair on Thursday, and the passages described some appalling mistreatment by Hollywood producers.
Stone said that an anonymous producer persuaded her to engage in real-life s*x with a male co-star in an unnamed film in order to save the struggling production.
He explained to me why I should fu*k my co-star that we could have on-screen chemistry while the malted milk balls were rolling all over the wood floor and falling out of the spout as he went back and forth in his office, according to Stone. Why, it was such a commotion back then when he made out with Ava Gardner on camera! Now, the eerie concept of him sharing a room with Ava Gardner made me uncomfortable.
The “The Quick and the Dead” and “Total Recall” actress describes how the anonymous producer persisted on casting this unnamed actor, even though “he couldn’t get one whole scene out in the test . . . Now you think if I f – – k him, he will become a fine actor? Nobody’s that good in bed. I felt they could have just hired a co-star with talent, someone who could deliver a scene and remember his lines. I also felt they could f – – k him themselves and leave me out of it. It was my job to act and I said so. This was not a popular response. I was considered difficult.”
Stone claims she has had similar encounters with other producers, who have gone to her trailer and said, “So, are you going to fu*k him, or aren’t you? … You know it would go better if you did.”
“S-x, not just s-xu-lity onscreen, has long been expected in my business,” she writes.
“Many people ask me what it was like in my days of being a superstar. It was like this. Play ball or get off the field, girl,” says the Oscar nominee.
Other incidences mentioned by the actress include being informed by a previous manager that no one would hire her because she wasn’t “fu*kable,” as well as a “#MeToo candidate” who caused issues on set because she refused to “sit in his lap and take direction.”
He declined to shoot with her when she refused.
Stone also said that speaking out on set earned her the label of “difficult,” which she feels hindered her Hollywood career.
When it comes to ruffling feathers — in Hollywood and beyond — with her new autobiography’s frank disclosures, Stone has one message for prospective detractors in her pages.
“You can’t shame me.”
The Golden Globe winner’s biography is expected to go into great depth about her part in Basic Instinct, including the notorious leg-crossing sequence, as well as how she had to battle for the lead role of Catherine Tramell because “Michael Douglas didn’t want to test with me.”
In 1992’s Basic Instinct, the actress notably had a short full-frontal naked moment in the iconic and controversial interrogation scene, which she also discusses in her biography. Sharon Stone elaborates on her prior remarks, explaining that she was forced to expose her crotch without wearing panties. According to the 63-year-old actress, the crew couldn’t see anything on set because her white underwear was “reflecting the light.”