The “Basic Instinct” director Paul Verhoeven has refused Sharon Stone’s claim that she was tricked into nudity in the film.
In an interview with Variety, Paul said,
My memory is radically different from Sharon’s memory. That does not stand in the way and has nothing to do with the wonderful way that she portrayed Catherine Tramell. She is absolutely phenomenal. We still have a pleasant relationship and exchange text messages.
He even went on to say that Sharon’s series of events was impossible. In her memoir, Sharon Stone had previously stated that Paul told her the light was poorly reflecting off her underwear and asked her to remove them.
Sharon also said that she didn’t know that frontal nudity was part of the movie. To which Paul said,
But her version is impossible. She knew exactly what we were doing. I told her it was based on a story of a woman that I knew when I was a student who did the crossing of her legs without panties regularly at parties.
When my friend told her we could see her vagina, she said, ‘Of course, that’s why I do it.’ Then Sharon and I decided to do a similar sequence.
Sharon Stone starred in Basic Instinct in 1992 and was also featured in the 2006 sequel. When Fox News approached her rep for a comment, they did not respond to the request.
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