Method Acting Gone Too Far: Sharon Stone Claims Producer Told Her To 'F*ck' Costar To Improve 'Onscreen Chemistry'
In an excerpt from Sharon Stone's upcoming memoir, The Beauty of Living Twice, the actress shared shocking revelations from her time on past movie sets.
In one incident, Stone alleged an unnamed producer asked her to have sex with her male costar on an unnamed movie set. "He explained to me why I should f*ck my costar so that we could have onscreen chemistry," she claimed.
The anonymous producer even boasted about making love to Ava Gardner onscreen back in his day. However, the "creepy thought" of him in the same room as Gardner gave Stone "pause."
While recalling the alleged incident, Stone said the film's producers "insisted on this actor when he couldn't get one whole scene out in the test," and now they "think if I f*ck him, he will become a fine actor? Nobody's that good in bed."
Stone wrote — in the excerpt published by Vanity Fair on Thursday, March 18 — that she felt the producers should have just "hired a co-star with talent, someone who could deliver a scene and remember his lines."
"I also felt they could f*ck him themselves and leave me out of it," the 63-year-old added. "It was my job to act and I said so."
While confirming that she did not sleep with her costar, Stone said he did make "a few haphazard passes" at her.
According to Stone, this was not the first time producers asked the Casino star to sleep with her costars. "I've had other producers on other films just come to my trailer and ask, 'So, are you going to f*ck him, or aren't you? … You know it would go better if you did,'" Stone wrote in her memoir, explaining that she always refused, but that by doing so, it led to her being considered "difficult."
"I wasn't, as they liked to say in Hollywood at the time, 'f*ckable,'" she stated.
Stone also dished about the behavior of an unnamed director, whom she referred to as a "#MeToo candidate." The Basic Instinct actress claimed the director "wouldn’t direct me because I refused to sit in his lap to take direction."
Stone's memoir, The Beauty of Living Twice, will be released on Tuesday, March 30.