Sharon stone said that she lost custody of her son Roan because of her nude scene in “Basic Instinct.”
She revealed that a judge asked Roan if he knew his mom “makes sex movies.”
Stone said she experienced heart problems after losing custody of him in 2004.
On the “Table for Two” podcast, Sharon Stone opened up about the severe consequences she faced for appearing in the 1992 thriller “Basic Instinct,” in which she played romance novelist-turned-seductive murder suspect Catherine Tramell.
During a famous scene in the award-winning film, which also starred Michael Douglas as Detective Nick Curran, Catherine uncrossed her legs during a police investigation and viewers could see that she wasn’t wearing any underwear.
“I lost custody of my child,” Stone told the host Bruce Bozzi about 24 minutes and 50 seconds into the conversation.
She said a judge asked her “tiny little tiny boy ‘do you know your mother makes sex movies?'” She called her experience “abuse by the system,” noting that viewers saw “maybe a 16th of a second of possible nudity” in the scene.
Stone and her ex-husband Phil Bronstein adopted their son Roan Joseph Bronstein Stone, now 22, in 2000 and Bronstein filed for divorce in 2003, according to ET Canada. After a 2004 custody battle, the judge decided that Roan would remain in Bronstein’s primary care, with Stone receiving visitation rights.
She’d go on to adopt sons Quinn Kelly Stone and Laird Vonne Stone, who are now 16 and 17 years old, respectively. But on the podcast, the “Casino” star opened up to Bozzi about the toll that losing custody of Roan took on her health.
“I ended up in the Mayo Clinic with extra heartbeats in my upper and lower chamber of my heart,” she said “It broke my heart.” Stone was at the doctor for a routine mammogram when medical professionals noticed the issue and performed a stress test.
According to Buzzfeed, in her 2021 memoir “The Beauty of Living Twice,” Stone revealed that she didn’t realize nudity was in the scene until she watched “Basic Instinct” at a screening alongside industry professionals.
“That was how I saw my vagina-shot for the first time, long after I’d been told, ‘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,'” she reportedly wrote.
She also shared in the book that after the screening, she slapped the film’s director Paul Verhoeven. Next, she went to a lawyer to consider getting an injunction against the film’s release if the scene remained. But she eventually decided against legal action.
“I knew what film I was doing. For heaven’s sake, I fought for that part, and all that time, only this director had stood up for me,” she reportedly wrote, also noting that she was “just a woman” with little power.
Ultimately, her decision to keep the scene in the film was an artistic choice, she wrote. “It was correct for the film and for the character; and because, after all, I did it.”
Stone’s bond with Roan remains close.
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