Sharon Stone has revealed the story behind her famous leg cross in ‘Basic Instinct’, the movie which shot her to international stardom.
In her forthcoming memoir, Stone explains that she was tricked into not wearing underwear for that scene over a supposed lighting issue.
“We can’t see anything, I just need you to remove your panties, as the white is reflecting the light, so we know you have panties on,” Stone says she was told.
She says that she first saw the scene in “a room full of agents and lawyers, most of whom had nothing to do with the project” and immediately went and slapped director Paul Verhoeven.
Stone explains in her book that her lawyer, Marty Singer, claimed that the shot had been taken illegally, but she later allowed the shot to be used in the film.
“Do you have any idea how many people have watched Basic Instinct in the last 20-something years?” Stone goes on to say.
“Think about it. It’s about more than just a peek up my skirt, people. Wake up.
“Women championed that movie; men were obsessed with a woman who could make it stop.”