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Sharon Stone Explains Why She Smacked 'Basic Instinct' Director After Watching Infamous Leg-Crossing Scene (VIDEO)

by Jeremy Taylor, posted Feb 25th 2011 5:30AM
Sharon Stone on 'Piers Morgan Tonight'Sharon Stone's notorious leg-crossing interrogation scene in 'Basic Instinct' was just voted the most paused moment in film history.

Stone was on 'Piers Morgan Tonight' (Weeknights, 9PM ET on CNN) and Morgan asked Stone if it's true that she smacked 'Basic Instinct' director Paul Verhoeven the first time she saw the just-honored scene.

"He had told me -- when we shot the scene -- that the light was reflecting off of my underwear and that he could see that I had underwear on," Stone explained. "And that if I took off my underwear there would be a shadow, and we wouldn't see my pubic hair."

Of course, you could see her pubic hair, which is something Stone didn't realize until she saw a screening of the film with other members of the cast and crew.

Stone said it was the shock of learning in a public setting how exposed she was -- as opposed to a screening with just her and the director -- that led her to strike Verhoeven.

But, in the end, Stone thought it was a great scene: "I agreed that it was very, very good for the movie," she told Morgan. "But I didn't have the chance to process it."


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Tke L

Light reflecting off of your underwear??
Lol. Gullible much?

June 28 2014 at 10:50 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Jason

In the age in which every ingenue flashes her cooter to the press on her 18th birthday (if not before), it's hard to understand just what a huge deal the Sharon Stone beaver shot actually was at the time. Nobody had seen anything like it in a Hollywood film before. Sharon Stone flashed, and we were shocked. Madonna was kissing girls, we were shocked. We were comically easy to shock back back then. However mortified she was about it, it made her career.

February 25 2011 at 9:11 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Deb

I always thought she was beautiful. She still is, but the face she has now is not in the least what she had. I didn't recognize her

February 25 2011 at 12:55 PM Report abuse +4 rate up rate down Reply
wongtpa

Who cares?

February 25 2011 at 12:41 PM Report abuse +4 rate up rate down Reply
Elmer Fudd

Poor Sharon Stone. She obviously fell asleep next to a giant seed pod. It sounded like her, but an alien imposter has clearly taken over her body.

February 25 2011 at 12:31 PM Report abuse +3 rate up rate down Reply
Marci Grant

How can she sit there and say she has never had work done on her face. She doesn't even look like herself at all. She has filler around the mouth, her cheeks are sculpted different and her eyes are totally redone! No work done....BS. If I didn't know they claimed her to be Sharon Stone I would have had no idea who she was!

February 25 2011 at 12:24 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
Robert

Morals long ago left what we call Hollywood.

February 25 2011 at 11:48 AM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
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ddvwrght

What morals?! You think that the way "Hollywood" is now, wasn't the way it was back when... Hollywood has been "pushing the envelope" since the beginning of film, even theatre & vaudeville.

February 25 2011 at 12:08 PM Report abuse +4 rate up rate down Reply
giaw66666

Heyy if you're stupid enough to take'm off....

February 25 2011 at 11:02 AM Report abuse +6 rate up rate down Reply
Karen Anderson

What cares? I don't want to see her vaginal hairs. Why in the heck is this newsworthy? She's talking about her vaginal hairs and this makes a front link on AOL? LOL is the person who's in charge of editorial on crack or something? Do you think the public cares about her vaginal hairs?

February 25 2011 at 11:00 AM Report abuse +4 rate up rate down Reply
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Ka'uilani Kim

Are you sure you are a woman? Vaginal hairs??? Vulva, pubic, but not vaginal. Your vagina is INSIDE, there are no hairs there. So sad.

June 28 2014 at 7:00 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
edgebysuccess

all of a sudden the hollywood ***** has a sense of decency! a director tells her not to wear underwear and she complies.

this from the woman who reportedly leaves a bowl of condoms by the door for her children to dip into.

February 25 2011 at 10:57 AM Report abuse +3 rate up rate down Reply

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