Sharon Stone names producer she claims told her to sleep with co-star

The actress also revealed who the co-star was.

Sharon Stone said she never got a good part again after 1995’s Casino
Sharon Stone said she never got a good part again after 1995’s Casino (Doug Peters/PA)

Sharon Stone has named the producer she claims told her to sleep with a co-star.

The Basic Instinct star, 66, alleges Hollywood mogul Robert Evans told her to have sex with William Baldwin while filming 1993 thriller Sliver.

The Hollywood star initially revealed a meeting in which she was pressured to sleep with a co-star in her 2021 memoir but did not disclose the identities of those involved.

Speaking on The Louis Theroux Podcast, Stone named the executive as Evans, who died in 2019.

She claimed he told her she was responsible for improving Baldwin’s performance in the film, which is based on the Ira Levin novel of the same name about the mysterious occurrences in a New York high-rise building.

Sharon Stone said she was asked to sleep with William Baldwin
Sharon Stone said she was asked to sleep with William Baldwin (PA/PA)

She said: “[Evans] is running around his office in sunglasses explaining that he slept with Ava Gardner and I should sleep with Billy Baldwin, because if I slept with Billy Baldwin, Billy Baldwin’s performance would get better, and we needed Billy to get better in the movie because that was the problem.

“If I could sleep with Billy, then we’d have chemistry on screen and if I would just have sex with him then that would save the movie. The real problem was me, because I was so uptight, and not like a real actress who could just f*** him and get things back on track.

“The real problem was I was such a tight-ass.”

Responding on Twitter, Baldwin said: “Not sure why Sharon Stone keep talking about me all these years later?

“Does she still have a crush on me or is she still hurt after all these years because I shunned her advances?”

Stone also said she never got a good part again after 1995’s Casino and described herself as “the invisible actress”.

She lost out on winning an Oscar for Martin Scorsese’s crime thriller Casino to Susan Sarandon in Dead Man Walking and said The Godfather director Francis Ford Coppola warned her in advance that this would be the case.

She said: “Francis put his hand on my shoulder and he said: ‘I need to talk to you’.

“I’ve won the Golden Globe for Casino and I was nominated for an Oscar. And I said: ‘Oh sure, what’s going on?’ And he said: ‘You’re not going to win the Oscar’.

“I looked at him and I said: ‘I’m not?’ And he said: ‘No.’ I thought I was going to cry and he said: ‘I want you to feel like you’re going to cry now. I don’t want you to cry in the room, and that’s why I’m doing this, and it feels so mean right now.

“‘But I didn’t win for The Godfather and Marty didn’t win for Raging Bull, and you’re not going to win for Casino.

“‘And it’s because this room can’t hear opera. They don’t let us win because they don’t want us to take over the system.

“‘This is not the level of films they want. And your performance will stand the test of time. And when you lose, Marty and I are gonna be in the room, and you’re gonna lose with us. And when you lose, we’re gonna be holding you when you lose’.”

Discussing attending the Oscars when she knew she was going to lose, she said: “You have to pretend it’s fantastic and it’s not fantastic.

“And then I didn’t get any good parts ever again for the rest of my entire life.”

Sharon Stone on the red carpet in 2002
Sharon Stone on the red carpet in 2002 (Myung Jung Kim/PA)

When Theroux replied: “That can’t be true. I’m sure there were other movies you did that were good,” she replied: “No, and guess what? I hate it.”

She continued: “It’s easier to say ‘She’s cold’, or ‘I don’t like her’, or ‘She’s difficult’, or ‘She must be sick’, or ‘She’s too old’, or that ‘she’s hard to cast’, or ‘We don’t know what to do with her’.

“Then: ‘What if she comes in and gives another performance and she gets nominated instead of Robert De Niro? That’s not what we want to have happen’.”

When Theroux followed up to ask if there is any movie after Casino that she feels proud of, she said: “Take a look. Did anybody notice me?

“Did anybody notice me in Lovelace? That was a performance you could sharpen your knives on. Did anybody notice that? Nope. Do you see any acknowledgment for any of this stuff? Nope. I’m the invisible actress.”

She added: “I hate it. I could play Hamlet in the nude. I hate it. There’s just nothing.”

Stone also described her experiences with disgraced producer Harvey Weinstein, who is in prison for sex offences and with whom she crossed paths at events for the Aids charity Amfar.

Sharon Stone described Harvey Weinstein as a ‘pig’
Sharon Stone described Harvey Weinstein as a ‘pig’

She said: “I had a long time of dealing with Harvey and I’m really glad that he’s in prison, and I think he should stay there with the rest of the people who are like him. Harvey’s a pig. He’s an octopus and you’re just always getting one of his tentacles off you.

“He always thinks that he’s the boss of all things. I would be doing these auctions for Amfar and he’d come out and put his arm around me, and take the microphone and start trying to tell me that I was supposed to take the bid of one of his friends.

“I’d have to unwind him off me and, you know, say like: ‘I call the bids, Harvey, f*** off, get off the stage’, and everybody would think it was funny.

“I’d come off the stage and he’d be backstage shoving me around or throwing me across the room. He was very violent and he was an anaconda, he was a disgusting pig.”

Asked if she was too powerful for him to try to coerce into sex, she said: “He would say things to me like: ‘You know, you think you’re such a princess, Sharon’, as I would unwind him off me.

“And I’d say: ‘Yeah, I think I’m the queen of France. F*** off.’

“But he was certainly comfortable with throwing me across the room. He was physically violent to me on more than one occasion because he was so angry at me because I wouldn’t do what he wanted me to do.”

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