There was no deception, Sharon Stone knew exactly what she was doing in the infamous interrogation and cross-legged scene in “Basic Instinct”. And to reiterate it for the umpteenth time is the director Paul Verhoeven, who already in an interview with ICON in 2017 had dismantled the thesis of the scam against her supported at the time by the actress and then re-proposed by the latter also in her recent biography «The Beauty of Living Twice», where she writes that she was guaranteed that her private parts would not be visible on the screen, which was not the case.
The director: “No deception, he knew what he was doing”
«My memory is radically different from that of Sharon – the director, present at the Cannes Film Festival for the promotion of the film“ Benedetta ”, told Variety – and his version is impossible. She knew exactly what we were doing, I told her it was based on the story of a woman I knew when I was a student who crossed her legs every time at parties without having her underwear underneath. Once a friend told her that this way we could see her private parts and she replied “I know, that’s why I do it”. So Sharon and I decided to do a similar scene. ‘
Despite the discrepancy of the versions on the most famous cinematic overlap in history and the story then told by Stone about the reaction and had when she saw her private parts exposed to the public on the big screen (“I was shocked, at the end of the screening I went to Paul and I slapped him »), Verhoeven has only kind words towards the actress. “All this has nothing to do with the wonderful way Sharon played Catherine Tramell – concluded the director -. She is absolutely phenomenal, we still have a good relationship and we often text each other ».