Sharon Stone has reflected on the experience of filming Basic Instinct and other 90s-era erotic thrillers. This is the type of genre that defined her career in Hollywood.
Sharon Stone Embraces Erotic Roles in Films
At VultureFest, Sharon Stone discussed her appreciation for movies. She told People that working on Basic Instinct was a “scary” experience that led her to delve into uncomfortable self-reflection. The 65-year-old actress asserted:
“But once you do it, you walk away with a tremendous amount of confidence because you’ve had to look at all of yourself, parts of yourself you would never have to dig deep and look at, scary parts, dark parts, concerning parts. And once you do that, you get quite a bit of confidence because you’ve really looked into the dark mirror.”
The actress also has no problem with the genre (now after 30 years). And she thinks that it’s “fun,” “exciting,” and “s*xy.” She questioned, “What’s wrong with that?”
Sharon Stone Lost Her Son Because of Basic Instinct‘s Controversial Scene
Sharon Stone is fine with the erotic genre even though she lost her son because of that. In 2008, Stone lost custody of her son, Roan, whom she shared with her then-husband, Phil Bronstein.
It happened because the judge in the case made assumptions about her parenting because of her nude scene in Basic Instinct (as she told on the Table for Two with Bruce Bozzi podcast).
“It really changed my life,” she explained. “It changed my life about everything, about to be my best in the circumstances that I was in. And that’s how I ended up painting.”
Stone now paints daily and re-found herself. This year, the Hollywood actress also opened her first solo gallery exhibition — Shedding.