Sharon Stone Says Basic Instinct Proved Instrumental In Losing Custody Of Her Son

Sharon Stone

Sharon Stone has claimed that she lost custody of her son after the judge in her divorce case asked the four-year-old whether he knew his mother made “sex movies”.

The veteran actress told the podcast ”Table for Two” that her role in the infamous psychological thriller Basic Instinct was “weaponised against her” in the fight for custody of the son, Roan, whom she had adopted with her then husband Phil Bronstein in 2000.

Stone was incredulous… “When the judge asked my child – my tiny little boy: ‘Do you know your mother makes sex movies?’ Like, this kind of abuse by the system – that I was considered what kind of parent I was, because I made that movie.”

Stone discussed the often viewed and highly sensational interrogation scene from the 1992 thriller in which her genitals can be seen briefly.

People are walking around with no clothes on at all on regular TV now and you saw maybe like a 16th of a second of possible nudity of me – and I lost custody of my child, are you kidding?”

The judge’s decision contributed to her being admitted to hospital later that year with cardiac problems, she said. “It broke my heart,” said Stone. “It literally broke my heart.”

Despite her superb turn in Casino alongside Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci, Stone’s career has been largely defined by the glancing nudity in Basic Instinct. so much so, that her acting peers laughed during the 1993 Golden Globes when her name was read out as a nominee.

Stone said “It was horrible, I was so humiliated. Does anyone have any idea how hard it was to play that part? How gut-wrenching? How frightening? To try and carry this complex movie that was breaking all boundaries and everyone was protesting against, and the pressure. I auditioned for it for nine months. They offered it to 13 other people and now you’re laughing at me. I just wanted to crawl into a hole.”