Sharon Stone’s gala confessions continue.
Stone says she was also deceived in her groundbreaking movie “Basic Instinct,” after she allegedly lost “half my money” to the collapse of the Silicon Valley Bank, presumably during a speech at this month’s fundraising event for the Women’s Cancer Research Fund.
Stone revealed at the New York Women In Film & Television’s 43rd annual Muse Awards luncheon that she only won $500,000 for her 1992 sex thriller.
Michael Douglas earned $14 million. I was new now. I was new and she was a huge star,” she told a crowd of mostly female film and TV executives on Tuesday.
Stone also explained how he encountered the disrespect of a producer on the Paul Verhoeven-directed project, who mistakenly referred to him as Karen throughout “the whole movie”.
“Even at the Governor’s Ball [after the Oscars], still telling me ‘Karen!’ And I really carried that humiliation inside me – even though my name wasn’t on the poster.”
Stone was honored at the event along with eight women, including “The Piano Lesson” star Danielle Brooks, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences president Janet Yang, “Slumdog Millionaire” star Freida Pinto and Sandra Lee.
Lee brought in his fiancee Ben Youcef as supporting arm candy for lunch. The spies caught him refusing Cipriani’s food and water for celebrating Ramadan.
Lee took the stage and credited Stone for giving “some of my best advice” when she sat next to him on a plane before becoming known as a lifestyle TV host and activist.
He said Stone told him at the time, “Make sure your hair is never perfect.”
“He hasn’t been perfect since he said it,” Lee mocked.
Stone confirmed the meeting during her acceptance speech, saying, “Yeah, Sandra and I sat on a plane together… and I told her to give her more than she took, and boy, did you? I am very proud,” he said.
Stone told her friend from the last Vanity Fair Oscar party, “Sarah Paulson said to me, ‘Why is everyone so mad at you?’
“I think you all know why everyone is so mad at me,” he said to the crowd that had woken the Hollywood mob.
“Thanks,” she sneered, “she gained credit for being one of the few women who said that beautiful ‘no’ word so the rest of us could say yes.”
Stone also recently told the shocked crowd at the charity gala at the Women’s Cancer Research Fund’s “Unforgettable Evening” fundraiser, “I know it’s hard to figure out how to text that thing you have to drive and the money. I’m a technical idiot, but I can write a pardon check. And right now that’s also courage because I know what’s going on. I lost half of my money to this banking thing.”