Thu. Jul 18th, 2024

Basic Instinct star Sharon Stone has shared the name of the movie producer who allegedly pressured her to have sex with her co-star.

Stone got her big break in 1990 when she landed a role with Arnold Schwarzenegger in Total Recall, and she has since gone on to appear in titles including The Quick and the Dead, When a Man Falls and Beauty.

In 2021, Stone released a memoir titled The Beauty of Living Twice in which she described being pressured to have sex with a co-star, but she didn’t name those involved at the time.

Now, in an interview on Louis Theroux’s podcast, Stone revealed that the movie she was working on when the incident took place was the 1993 movie Sliver, in which she starred alongside Billy Baldwin, brother of Alec Baldwin.

Sharon Stone starred alongside Billy Baldwin in Silver. Credit: Paramount Pictures
Sharon Stone starred alongside Billy Baldwin in Silver. Credit: Paramount Pictures

With Sliver coming on the heels of the hit movie Basic Instinct, Stone recalled: “They expected me to bring home another giant smash hit and they gave me casting approval and they gave me all these approvals, but then when it came time for me to do it they told me it was a vanity deal and I couldn’t have my approvals.

“Then they started to try to blame me for their mistakes, and they made terrible mistakes in the way that they hired directors and cast.”

One day, while she ‘should’ve been on set’, Stone was summoned into the office of actor-turned-producer Robert Evans, who died in 2019.

Stone claimed she was asked to sleep with Baldwin. Credit: Paramount Pictures
Stone claimed she was asked to sleep with Baldwin. Credit: Paramount Pictures

“He called me to his office,” Stone recalled. “He had these very low seventies, eighties couches, so I’m essentially sitting on the floor, when I should have been on set.”

The actor went on to claim that Evans encouraged her to sleep with Baldwin to help improve his performance on screen.

She said: “He’s running around his office in sunglasses explaining to me that he slept with Ava Gardner and I should sleep with Billy Baldwin, because if I slept with Billy Baldwin, Billy Baldwin’s performance would get better.

“And we needed Billy to get better in the movie because that was the problem.

“And if I could sleep with Billy then we’d have chemistry on screen, and if I would just have sex with him then that would save the movie, and the real problem with the movie was me because I was so uptight, and so not like a real actress who could just f**k him and get things back on track.

“The real problem was I was such a tight a**e.”

Sharon Stone spoke out in a new interview with Louis Theroux. Credit: Lionel Hahn/Getty Images
Sharon Stone spoke out in a new interview with Louis Theroux. Credit: Lionel Hahn/Getty Images

Looking back, Stone pointed out, “I didn’t have to f**k Michael Douglas” – who she starred alongside in Basic Instinct.

“Michael could come to work and know how to hit those marks, and do that line, and rehearse and show up. Now all of a sudden I’m in the “I have to f**k people” business,” she said.

When Stone first recalled the incident in her memoir, she wrote: “You guys insisted on this actor when he couldn’t get one whole scene out in the test. Now you think if I f**k him, he will become a fine actor? Nobody’s that good in bed.”

We reached out to representatives for Billy Baldwin, but they declined to comment.