“Being nice isn’t my biggest goal in life”: Sharon Stone Had a Blunt Response to Arnold Schwarzenegger Not Liking Her Reports After Leaving Him Bruised

Sharon Stone talked about her behavior behind the scenes, her cause for it, and what she thought of her Total Recall co-stars comments.

“Being nice isn’t my biggest goal in life”: Sharon Stone Had a Blunt Response to Arnold Schwarzenegger Not Liking Her Reports After Leaving Him Bruised

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  • Sharon Stone opened up about how she felt when she was told that her Total Recall co-star did not like her.
  • Stone questioned why the stars opinion of her mattered more than what she thought about the star.
  • Stone also talked about her behavior on set, and explained why she acted the way she did.
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Sharon Stone and Arnold Schwarzenegger starred together in Total Recall. On the film set, the two actors allegedly hit it off. However, it seems that the Terminator actor had a very negative impression of the actress, based on rumours that circulated about the Basic Instinct alum.

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Sharon Stone in Basic Instinct
Sharon Stone in Basic Instinct

The actress took it upon herself to tease the Predator alum, but they enjoyed working together. However, when told how Schwazenggar felt about her, the actress decided to talk about what she felt was the issue with that dichotomy.

Also Read: “She thought it would be great idea”: Sharon Stone’s Infamous Basic Instinct Scene Was Inspired by a Real Life Incident That Now Makes it Much Creepier

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Sharon Stone wondered if it mattered whether she liked Arnold or not

Jingle All the Way star Arnold Schwarzenegger
Jingle All the Way star Arnold Schwarzenegger

Sharon Stone was very put together about how she understood people around her. She also understood when she had to put herself first. The actress received a comment, based on her reputation of being a nightmare on set. The actress said:

“Someone said one day, ‘You know, Arnold doesn’t like you. After thinking about that, I called this person and said, ‘Did anybody bother to wonder if I liked Arnold? Or does only his opinion count because he’s a big star?’”

Stone, while having a great relationship with Schwarzenegger while they worked together, was miffed at being judged by the star, based on rumours that were only partially true. It makes sense that Stone would feel a little irritated at the comment, especially given the industry’s attitude towards women at the time.

Also Read: “She didn’t slap me at all”: Basic Instinct Director Sets the Record Straight of His Fight With Sharon Stone Over Controversial Scene

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Sharon Stone explained her behaviour as insecure

Total Recall (1990)
Total Recall (1990)

Talking about how she was on set, Stone had quite a few explanations ready about her alleged behaviour. These were not excuses, but simple reasons why she behaved the way she did. The actress said:

“I could do nice, but it’s just not as much fun. Being nice isn’t my biggest goal in life. I’m trying to be honest about who I am and that’s not always nice. I’m not always the world’s cheerleader. On a movie, when an actress b****** about wardrobe, food, the director, the hours, the anything, it’s because we are insecure about our work. The more trained I get, the more secure I get in my work, the easier I am to get along with on the set.”

The idea behind her explanation is that since it is important to establish a reputation in the industry, it is important to make sure nothing hinders your performance. While difficult actors are often dropped from productions if they are too much of a hassle to keep around, directors also go to great lengths to accommodate actors who are good at what they do, and understand their craft. The better your performance, the better it is for your career, which then eases itself out as you establish yourself in the industry.

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