Sharon Stone says several of the ‘big stars’ she’s worked with were ‘misogynistic’
Sharon Stone has revealed that she has faced misogyny on set from many of the “biggest stars” she’s worked with.
The Basic Instinct actor clarified that these misogynistic co-stars did not include Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci, who she worked with on the 1995 film Casino.
“I’ve worked with some of the biggest stars in the business, who will literally talk through my close-up, telling me what they think I should do,” the 64-year-old told Variety.
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“They’re so misogynistic – now, that is not Robert De Niro. That is not Joe Pesci, that is not those guys.”
Of the “big stars” she’s dealt with who were misogynistic, Stone said that they would “just not listen” to her and “will not allow me to affect their performance with my performance”.
“That’s not great acting. I mean, I get that you’re great and everybody thinks you’re wonderful,” she continued. “But listening, being present for those fractured moments, is really the human experience.”
Stone praised actor George C. Scott who she said she had the “luxury” of working with.
“He said to me, ‘I want to give you the greatest compliment I could possibly give to someone, honey,’ and he put his hand on my face and said, ‘You’re the best listener I’ve ever worked with except for my wife.’ And I cried,” she explained.
Stone added that she thinks she’s “not the most popular actor in town” because “people don’t want to hear my, as they say, f***ing opinions… maybe because of my devotion, maybe because I’m just kind of a weirdo. But I’m just in it to be present.”
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In June last year, Stone revealed that she had sadly “lost nine children” through miscarriage.
She added that women are made to feel that losing a baby is “something to bear alone and secretly with some kind of sense of failure”.
“We don’t have a forum to discuss the profundity of this loss,” she added at the time.
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