Sharon Stone Reveals She Posed Undressed For Playboy To Get ‘Basic Instinct’ Role – Sharon Stone has revealed that her iconic role in Basic Instinct was no accident, and rather the result of a master plan which involved posing n***d for Playboy magazine.
Sharon Stone Reveals She Posed Undressed For Playboy To Get ‘Basic Instinct’ Role:
Sharon Stone posed n**e for Playboy in 1990 in an effort to land the role of Catherine Trammell in Basic Instinct.
At the time, Stone wasn’t a well-known actress so she decided to be “strategic” in order to get the part that would later push her into sex symbol status.
The actress played the lead character, Catherine Tramell, opposite Michael Douglas, who played Detective Nick Curran in the erotic-thriller.
During an appearance on “The Drew Barrymore Show” on Wednesday, Stone said, “I decided I was going to do a Playboy article specifically because I wanted to get this film ‘Basic Instinct.’”
“I didn’t realize what would happen when I did the film,” the former model admitted.
Stone added: “I did think it was the right part for me, and I knew what I had to do to get it. I didn’t have enough perspective to realize what was going to happen.”
Sharon certainly played the long game as she appeared on the cover of Playboy magazine in 1990 alongside the headline: ‘She’s got Hollywood breathing heavy.’
The actress exposed chest but covered her modesty with her arms.
Sharon Stone Posed For Playboy As Part Of ‘Strategy’ To Win Basic Instinct Role:
Elsewhere in the interview, Sharon opened up about her secret to maintaining youthful looks in her 60s. She told Drew, 45: “As we got older we have to say, you know debauchery is not great for a growing older body.
“When I got to be 40 I thought, oh look I am going to get older and how am I going to get older? I thought, I’d like to get older like a dancer.
“I always thought that the women who are dancers age so beautifully… So I thought I have to be more like a dancer… I’m thoughtful about the way I treat my body so that I get to keep it.”
The star’s fame skyrocketed after the release of the 1992 film and opened several doors for her in Hollywood. Stone was later cast as a lead in “Casino,” “Silver,” “Catwoman” and more.
In 2006, she reprised her role for the sequel “Basic Instinct 2: Risk Addiction.”
The sex symbol also touched on her love life, telling Barrymore that she’s decided she’s “done dating.”
“I’ve had it with dating,” she admitted.
Earlier this year, Stone made headlines for announcing her return to dating apps after being kicked off of Bumble. At the time, several fans assumed her account was fake.