Sharon Stone has revealed in Variety that has worked with many misogynistic male co-stars during their time in Hollywood, although he released his companions from ‘Casino’, Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci, as exceptions. Other of his co-stars in his career have been Michael Douglas, Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Gene Hackman, Leonardo DiCaprio, Russell Crowe, Samuel L. Jackson or Dustin Hoffman.
We don’t know if she is referring to all those actors and more, or she has forgotten who worked with her, but in his interview he has not left many as exceptions:
“I’ve worked with some of the biggest stars in the business who would literally interrupt me at work to tell me what they think I should do. They’re so misogynistic…now, that’s not Robert De Niro. That’s not Joe Pesci, that’s not those guys. But I’ve worked with some really big stars who would literally talk out loud while I was doing my close-up, telling me what to do.”
Discussing the controversial ‘Basic Instinct’ interrogation scene and the rumored on-set tension with Michael Douglas, Stone added:
“They just wouldn’t listen to me and they wouldn’t let my performance affect their performance. That’s not acting. I mean, I get that you’re great and everyone thinks you’re wonderful. But listening, being present in those moments, is really the human experience. Regarding the interrogation scene… I’m not the most popular actress in town, because people don’t want to listen to my, as they say, fucking opinions… Maybe because of my devotion, maybe because I’m a weirdo. But I’m only in this to be present.”
Stone commented in The Guardian in 2009 more about his good companions and how she was amazed to work with Scorsese and De Niro on ‘Casino’in 1995.
“Finally I met with Marty and Bob and they said, ‘Give us everything, just let go and do it if you’ve got it in it, we want it, let’s see what you can do. I got up to bat with the people of my dreams, the only actor I’ve ever played with. I pushed myself to work my whole career, that was the pinnacle for me, and then Marty, working to get a pat on the back from your peers is always pretty cool. You know, it usually doesn’t happen much.”