Actress Sharon Stone says that film producers coerced her to have sex with her male co-stars for onscreen chemistry. In an excerpt from her upcoming memoir The Beauty of Living Twice, she made the observation.
Stone writes about a director inviting her to his office and describing “why I should f*** my co-star so that we could have onscreen chemistry” in an excerpt given to Vanity Fair. He made love to Ava Gardner onscreen back in the day, and it was a sensation! Even the idea of him being in the same room as Ava Gardner gave me pause. Then it occurred to me that she, too, had to put up with him and pretend that he was interesting in some way.”
“I’ve had other producers from other films just come to my trailer and inquire, “So, are you going to f*** him, or aren’t you?” she continues. You know it’d go more smoothly if you did.”
Stone also revealed the notorious “vagina-shot” from Basic Instinct, the film that is credited with launching her career. She believes she was duped into sharing her personal details.
“I was called in to see Basic Instinct after we fired it,” she writes. Not alone with the director, as one would assume given the situation that has forced us all to pause, but rather in a room full of agents and lawyers, the majority of whom have nothing to do with the project. Long after I’d been told, ‘We can’t see anything—just remove your panties, as the white is reflecting the sun, but we know you have panties on,’ that’s how I first saw my vagina-shot.’
“Yes, there have been many points of view on this topic,” she continued, “but since I am the one with the vagina in question, let me say: the other points of view are nonsense.”