Hollywood legend Sharon Stone has dropped some truth bombs on the extent of sexism in the acting industry, claiming some of the guys she has previously worked with are “so misogynistic.”
Hollywood’s most iconic movies have included Stone as a leading lady, such as Basic Instinct with Michael Douglas, Total Recall with Arnold Schwarzenegger, Cold Creek Manor with Dennis Quaid, and Casino with Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci. In a candid interview with Variety, the 64-year-old star of the silver screen described her painful experiences dealing with some very terrible guys.
Experience with George C. Scott
In a delightfully candid interview with Variety, Stone discusses her remarkable performance with Sam Smith on Saturday Night Live. She says, “I’ve worked with some of the biggest performers in the industry, who would chat during my close-up, telling me what they believe I should do. There are a few exceptions to the trend, including Smith and George C. Scott. Stone continues to stress that she is not commenting about her Casino co-stars either.
Stone began praising George C. Scott, with whom she co-starred in the 1999 crime drama Gloria by Sidney Lumet. According to Stone, the Dr. Strangelove actor placed his palm on her face while telling her, “You’re the finest listener I’ve ever worked with, excluding my wife.”
Stone continued by describing how other “very prominent” actors would “not listen to” her and would not “let” her to “influence their performance with my performance.” Stone has had several encounters in the profession, with good scenarios such as working with De Niro and Pesci becoming increasingly unique. Since then, the actor has collaborated with James Franco, Dennis Quaid, and Gary Oldman, to mention a few male cinema characters who were omitted from Stone’s list of co-stars exhibiting “non-misogynistic” behaviour.
Stone has had several encounters in the profession, with good scenarios such as working with De Niro and Pesci becoming increasingly unique. Since then, the actor has collaborated with James Franco, Dennis Quaid, and Gary Oldman, to mention a few male cinema characters who were omitted from Stone’s list of co-stars exhibiting “non-misogynistic” behaviour.
Stone’s appearance on SNL
Stone and musical guest Sam Smith recently appeared on “Saturday Night Live” for a live performance. The vocalist of “Unholy” debuted the album’s title tune, “Gloria,” during the January 21 broadcast. Smith began the concert flanked by a 16-piece choir. Stone lay on a bed adorned with bling and looked into space for the duration of the song. For her appearance, she wore a black dress and golden heels.
Given her prior appearances in sensual thrillers, the celebrated actress stated that she’s frequently typecast in Hollywood. Stone stated, “I don’t get asked to do these roles; I am asked to take off my clothes and portray these insane sociopathic characters because I’ve played one in several previous films.”