Sharon Stone has said she is powerless to stop an “XXX” cut of her breakout film Basic Instinct from getting a theatrical release.
An “XXX” director’s cut of Basic Instinct, featuring bonus materials from Sharon Stone and Michael Douglas, is due to get a release later this year – and Stone isn’t happy about it.
Speaking on Australian show A Current Affair, Stone said: “They’ve decided to release the director’s XXX cut for the 30th anniversary,” according to the Daily Mail.
When asked if she has any power to stop the extended Basic Instinct cut from being released, Stone said she doesn’t, thanks to outdated rules.
“There are new [Screen Actors Guild] rules about that that have been made and created, but they were made after I, as a young lady, made this film, and so they don’t apply to me,” Stone said.
Sharon Stone thinks ‘regrets are like farts’
Sharon Stone was nominated for a Golden Globe for her role as serial killer Catherine Tramell in the 1992 cult classic – but she has claimed in the decades since that she was tricked into showing her vagina in a famous leg-crossing scene.
Speaking about the scene, in which her character shows that she is wearing no underwear, Stone insisted she has no regrets.
“Regrets are like farts,” she said. “You can’t get them back. Once they’re out, they’re stinky and gone.”
In her recent memoir The Beauty of Living Twice, Stone said she only found out a shot of her vagina made it into the film when she went to a screening with lawyers and agents.
“That was how I saw my vagina-shot for the first time, long after I’d been told, ‘We can’t see anything – I just need you to remove your panties, as the white is reflecting the light, so we know you have panties on,'” Stone wrote in the book.
“Yes, there have been many points of view on this topic, but since I’m the one with the vagina, in question, let me say: The other points of view are bulls**t… It was me and my parts up there.”
Basic Instinct director Paul Verhoeven has claimed that Stone lied about being misled.
“Any actress knows what she’s going to see if you ask her to take off her underwear and point there with the camera,” Verhoeven told ICON in 2017.