Sharon Stone was 'tricked' into removing panties for Basic Instinct scene, told to 'f**k co-star for chemistry'

Stone, who was told to remove her white underwear as it was 'reflecting light', slapped director Paul Verhoeven when she saw the finished scene for the first time


                            Sharon Stone was 'tricked' into removing panties for Basic Instinct scene, told to 'f**k co-star for chemistry'
Sharon Stone reveals behind the scene manipulations in her memoir 'The Beauty of Living Twice' (Getty Images)
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Actress Sharon Stone, in her latest memoir 'The Beauty of Living Twice', has detailed the difficulties she endured as an actress in Hollywood. Of all the issues discussed in the book, the actress has dwelled long on the experience of filming one of her biggest films, 'Basic Instinct', which apparently was also the most difficult.

Stone has accused producers of the 1992 movie of "tricking" her into not wearing underwear for a shot, and which left her vagina exposed. She has also alleged that one of the producers of the movie suggested she sleep with her male co-actor for better onscreen "chemistry." 

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 Sharon Stone (Getty Images)

Stone stormed off after 'slapping' director 

Stone recounted in her memoir that she was called into a "room full of agents and lawyers, most of whom had nothing to do with the project," to see the final finish of her movie. She had allegedly been asked to remove her underwear before the shot as it was "reflecting light". Explaining her reaction to the final shot, Stone writes, "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,' "

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"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–. … It was me and my parts up there," she further noted. 

Stone says she "slapped" the director of the film, Paul Verhoeven, "across the face, left, went to my car, and called my lawyer, Marty Singer." She later learned that it "wasn't legal" to shoot up her dress. 

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Michael Douglas, Sharon Stone in 'Basic Instinct' (IMDb)

Stone was asked to f*** her co-star for 'chemistry' 

Stone notes how her worst nightmare didn't just end with her having to remove her panties for the iconic scene; she was allegedly also asked to "f**k" her co-star by a producer she hasn't named. 

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"I had a producer bring me to his office, where he had malted milk balls in a little milk-carton-type container under his arm with the spout open," she recalled. "He walked back and forth in his office with the balls falling out of the spout and rolling all over the wood floor as he explained to me why I should f--k my costar so that we could have onscreen chemistry.". 

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"I watched the chocolate balls rolling around, thinking, You guys insisted on this actor when 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 costar with talent, someone who could deliver a scene and remember his lines," Stone reflected. However, she has chosen to keep the identity of the producer discreet. 

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The actress has added towards the end, she did her "best to make it count", but "I was not the chosen one, not the golden gal, just the sex symbol who could sometimes get the key part if she also happened to be sexy."