The director of "Basic Instinct" is telling his side of the story regarding the film's infamous leg-crossing scene. Months after Sharon Stone alleged that she was misled into filming a scene with her private area was exposed, director Paul Verhoeven responded to her claims in a Variety interview published Wednesday, saying his recollection is "radically different from Sharon's memory. In the scene, Stone's character Catherine Tramell uncrosses her legs revealing up her dress, sans underwear. 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. Memoir: Sharon Stone says she was misled to film infamous 'Basic Instinct' scene.
Sharon Stone Says She Was Misled About Infamous ‘Basic Instinct’ Nude Scene
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Ryan Lattanzio. Sharon Stone has never been one to mince words about her dicier experiences in Hollywood. It was me and my parts up there. I had decisions to make. Stone also recalled confronting Verhoeven about the scene afterward. Marty told me that they could not release this film as it was.
Sharon Stone has opened up about what it was like to film the erotic thriller Basic Instinct in her new memoir, The Beauty of Living Twice. I had walked in my sleep three times during production, twice waking fully dressed in my car in my garage. I had hideous nightmares. Stone also talks about how she had no idea how exposed her genitals would be in the now famous uncrossed-legs scene where lead Michael Douglas first meets her character, Catherine Tramell.
Paul Verhoeven maintains that his recollection is "radically different" from Stone's. Basic Instinct director Paul Verhoeven has again denied Sharon Stone 's accusation that he tricked her into doing the film's infamous leg-crossing scene without underwear. The actress has repeatedly alleged , most recently in her memoir The Beauty of Living Twice , that she was told she would not be exposed on screen. She added that she didn't see the "vagina-shot" until she attended a screening of the film, and then "went to the projection booth, slapped Paul across the face, left, went to my car, and called my lawyer. In an interview with Variety published Wednesday, Verhoeven, who has previously denied Stone's claims , said his memory of the incident "is radically different from Sharon's memory.