Sharon Stone wasn’t keen to chat about Basic Instinct on Good Morning Britain, shutting down Adil Ray’s question on her famous scene.
The actress, who starred as Catherine Tramell alongside Michael Douglas in the 1992 movie, told the presenter she’d said everything she has to say about her famous role in the blockbuster.
Adil mentioned Sharon’s memoir, saying on the show: ‘Looking back at that now, I urge everyone to read the book because it’s fascinating. You mentioned how you felt duped at the time with that famous scene.’
Sharon responded: ‘I’ve talked about everything I’ve really had to say about that in the book. So that’s where I’m at with that.’
The 63-year-old added: ‘It’s ancient history for me.’
Adil, 47, went on to say: ‘I’m with you but I think it’s quite interesting that what I like about that whole moment in Basic Instinct is that you completely own that moment despite what other people have had to say.
Sharon shut down a question on the film (Picture: ITV)
‘Other people have debated about it, you completely owned it.’
Following the Basic Instinct question, Adil then moved the conversation on to the #MeToo movement, with Sharon explaining: ‘I don’t think the #MeToo movement is a Hollywood issue. I don’t think sexual abuse is a Hollywood issue, I think it begins in homes both rich and poor. I think the lack of communication is certainly a global one.
‘I think rape kits need to be processed, I think that elementary schools, nursery schools need to have places where kids can say how they feel, what’s going on and educated people need to be installed in all schools. I think we need to have better communication in courtrooms about how we treat victims of these kinds of crimes.
Adil moved the conversation on (Picture: ITV)
‘I feel that we need to understand the differences between felonies and misdemeanors. I believe that think tanks need to be made so we have a better understanding of what all of this means. And that we can address it more fruitfully, more thoughtfully and more compassionately in the legal system. I think that we are just impoverished in our understanding of how to address these issues.’
The actress has previously opened up about feeling uncomfortable when shooting the scene in Basic Instinct.
Writing about it in her memoir, she claimed she was tricked into removing her underwear.
Sharon also spoke to Adil and his co-host Susanna Reid about her near-death experience after she suffered a stroke in 2001.
She took two years off acting as she recovered, and now looks back at the moment as a scientific and spiritual experience.
‘I had all these things people talk about where you see this kind of light – that you leave your body, that you have this feeling of being pulled outward and upward,’ she said.
‘I had a sense of seeing people that had gone before me, I had a sense of communicating with them and sort of an ephemeral sense – not really with dialogue per se – but I did have a sense of understanding that we were communicating and then suddenly I had this gigantic pain like I’d been kicked in the chest.
‘Now I do not know if I was defibrillated or if this is just how it happened with me, but then I was back in the room.’
Good Morning Britain airs weekdays at 6:30am on ITV.
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