Sharon Stone Can’t Find Anything Wrong With “Scary, Dark” Roles in Films Despite Losing Her Son Because of It

Sharon Stone thinks the "scary, dark" genre is fun, exciting, and s*xy.

Sharon Stone Can’t Find Anything Wrong With “Scary, Dark” Roles in Films Despite Losing Her Son Because of It

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  • Sharon Stone reflects on her experience filming Basic Instinct and other 90s-era erotic thrillers, which defined her career in Hollywood.
  • Despite losing custody of her son due to assumptions based on her roles in these films, she expressed no issue with these challenging roles.
  • The actress also shared her newfound passion for painting after a seizure during a dental procedure sparked her artistic pursuit.
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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.

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Sharon Stone

She expressed that her time shooting for Basic Instinct was “scary.” But now she appreciates that type of genre and thinks it is “s*xy.”

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The actress lost custody of her son due to assumptions based on her roles in movies like Basic Instinct. Despite this, she expressed no issue with these challenging film roles.

Also read: “Maybe they should just grow up”: Sharon Stone Came to Christian Bale’s Rescue After Batman Star Was Blasted for His On-Set Explosive Rant

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Sharon Stone Embraces Erotic Roles in Films

Michael Douglas and Sharon Stone in a still from Basic Instinct
Michael Douglas and Sharon Stone in a still from Basic Instinct

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?” 

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Sharon Stone Lost Her Son Because of Basic Instinct‘s Controversial Scene

Sharon Stone in Basic Instinct (1992).
Sharon Stone in Basic Instinct (1992)

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.

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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).

At the VultureFest panel, Stone also shared her newfound passion for painting. She revealed the unexpected event that sparked her artistic pursuit.

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The Running Wild star recalled a seizure during a dental procedure. The dentist tried to distract her by discussing her work teaching forgiveness in prisons. After hearing the dentist’s testimony, Stone realized she could be forgiven for her mistakes.

“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.

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Also read: “Cause we were naked in bed together”: Sharon Stone Put Ellen DeGeneres In an Uncomfortable Spot After She Refused to Have S*x With Her On-screen

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Written by Shreya Jha

Shreya is an Entertainment News Writer at Fandomwire. She has over a year of experience in journalistic writing with a deep knowledge of entertainment world. After completing her bachelor's program in Journalism and Mass Communication, Shreya is now pursuing her master's degree in the same. Apart from being an avid reader, she's a huge Swiftie and K-culture buff. So yeah, when she's not writing, she will be caught listening to Tay or watching "Business Proposal" for the 100th time.