Sharon Stone rose to international stardom and became a sex symbol after starring in the 1992 cult classic, Basic Instinct. The actress thought back to that time, saying that the film was a very intriguing movie. Though, she wasn’t sure if it could be made in 2019.
Speaking in an interview with Allure, the actress explained, “I think Basic Instinct was made at the exact right moment in history because it captured all our fears and doubts and the moment of change of power for women,”
“I doubt that it would have any form of the sensationalism it had at the time.” the actress added.
Stone also stated that at the beginning of her career, there were only two ways in which a woman can sit: either ankles under the chair or cross at the ankles.
The premise of Basic Instinct is that of a detective played by Michael Douglas who gets caught up with the primary suspect of his investigation played by Stone. The movie’s most moment is the interrogation scene where Stone spreads her legs in a room full of men.
The actress also expressed that she loves her body more now and is thankful of it.
“I’m so grateful to my body. When I was younger, everybody was telling me what was wrong with my body — too this, too that. When I got on Basic Instinct, they hired a makeup artist that put on pounds of makeup every day, and every day I went to my trailer and took the makeup off. But I wasn’t allowed to choose my makeup artist, nor was my name on the poster.”
When asked what made her grateful about her body now, Stone explains: “I started to understand that I was going to go for being more like a European woman who got more beautiful with age and who could understand that women are more beautiful than girls because they know something.”
Allure also asked if the actress had a favorite age. Stone answered that her 40s was beautiful. She said that she wasn’t able to work because when women become 40 they weren’t given jobs in Hollywood anymore.
“I was a mom with three beautiful little boys. I was recovering from a massive brain injury, and I was in custody court constantly over my oldest child. But there was something wonderful in that period of all those challenges. And even though no one wanted to date me — no one would want a woman that had little children — it was a period of reconciliation and change, and understanding myself. It was my period of the biggest change, but the period where I thought I was the most beautiful.”
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When asked if there was anything that she wished happened in her 40s, the actress motioned that she wanted someone to have had fallen in love with her because according to her, life would have been kinder with a partner.
During the interview, Stone was also asked if she ever enjoyed the limelight. She went on to say that she was very lucky that many of the women who became famous before her like Faye Dunaway and Shirley MacLaine supported her. The told her to enjoy every minute of her fame because it will not last forever.
“Faye took me to my premiere of Basic Instinct and sat holding my hand telling me exactly what to do. I got to be friends with Lauren Bacall. When we saw each other, we would sit in the same chair and gossip. Even though I don’t smoke, I shared cigarettes with her because why wouldn’t you?”
The actress is set to star in the romantic movie What About Love with Andy Garcia, Iain Glen, and Rosabell Laurenti Sellers. She is also going to be featured in the upcoming TV drama The New Pope, top-billed by Jude Law and John Malkovich.