Sharon Stone says Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci are two of the few non misogynistic co-stars she’s ever had
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Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci both belong to a very exclusive club – they're the only non-misogynistic co-stars Sharon Stone says she's ever had.
Most of you will know the 64-year-old Hollywood star for her iconic turn in Basic Instinct, not least because of that interrogation scene.
Stone stars as Catherine, a crime novelist who wrote a book with an eerily similar plot to the real-life murder of her rock star boyfriend.
But the main hook of the movie is the ongoing sexual tension between Catherine and the detective investigating her, Nick Curran (Michael Douglas).
Since the 1992 film, Stone has taken on a number of movies, including the Martin Scorsese hit Casino.
The actor opened up about the flick in a new interview with Variety following her recent Saturday Night Live appearance alongside Sam Smith.
When asked about the performance, she replied: "I’ve worked with some of the biggest stars in the business, who will literally talk through my close-up, telling me what they think I should do.
"They’re so misogynistic."
Stone pointed out that this doesn't include Robert De Niro or Joe Pesci, who she worked with on Casino.
"That is not those guys," she explained.
"But I have worked with some really big stars who will literally talk out loud through my close-up, telling me what to do.
"They just will not listen to me, and will not allow me to affect their performance with my performance. That’s not great acting.
"I mean, I get that you’re great and everybody thinks you’re wonderful. But listening, being present for those fractured moments, is really the human experience."
Stone continued: "I am not the most popular actor in town, because people don’t want to hear my, as they say, f**king opinions... maybe because of my devotion, maybe because I’m just kind of a weirdo.
"But I’m just in it to be present."
And this is exactly what she was able to bring to her performance with Smith, who performed their song 'Gloria' with Stone in the foreground.
Earlier this month, the star revealed that she was never 'comfortable' around Douglas while filming Basic Instinct – but that was the whole point.
You see, she deliberately didn't get to know the actor too well so that any tension between the pair behind the scenes could carry through to their performances in front of the camera.
She said: "I had met him on two or three occasions in social situations before I tested with him for this movie.
"I really felt that he and I could have a certain strange, dynamic energy together. I was never comfortable around him, and I don’t think he was comfortable around me.
"It was a primal thing for me. It was all about watching him, observing his movements, provoking him."
It clearly worked considering how iconic the movie became, with Stone saying their 'energy together was strong' and that the tension between the pair 'works very well' on screen.
Topics: Film & TV, Film and TV, Robert De Niro, Celebrity, Saturday Night Live
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