Sharon Stone says she only got a “little bit of money” for her role in Basic Instinct

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Sharon Stone has said she made just “a little bit of money” for her breakthrough in the 1992 thriller Basic Instinct, compared to co-star Michael Douglas’s $ 14 million.

The actress, 63, remembers finding herself in a “ weird limbo ” after the movie because she was “ suddenly famous but had no money ” and couldn’t even afford a dress for the Oscars the following year.

To talk with CBCs Q With Tom Power, Stone promoted her new memoir, The Beauty of Living Twice, which was published in late March.

Breakthrough Role: Sharon Stone has said she only made a 'little bit of money' for her breakthrough role in the 1992 thriller Basic Instinct compared to co-star Michael Douglas's $ 14 million (photo in film)

Breakthrough Role: Sharon Stone has said she only made a ‘little bit of money’ for her breakthrough role in the 1992 thriller Basic Instinct compared to co-star Michael Douglas’s $ 14 million (photo in film)

Stone said, “I wasn’t paid to do Basic Instinct. I made some money. Michael has made $ 14 million and has points.

“I didn’t make enough money to buy my dress to go to the Oscars next year. I was in a weird limbo where I suddenly became famous but had no money. ‘

While she has not disclosed her exact salary for Basic Instinct, it has been reported over the years that she received $ 500,000.

Her co-star Michael is said to have made $ 14 million along with his first dollar gross points where he gets a percentage of box office earnings from day one of release.

Pictured: Sharon pictured at the 1993 Oscars after revealing she couldn't afford a dress for the event following the 1992 release of Basic Instinct

Pictured: Sharon pictured at the 1993 Oscars after revealing she couldn’t afford a dress for the event following the 1992 release of Basic Instinct

Memoir: Talking to CBC's Q With Tom Power, Stone promoted her new memoir, The Beauty of Living Twice, which was published in late March (pictured in 2020)

Memoir: Talking to CBC’s Q With Tom Power, Stone promoted her new memoir, The Beauty of Living Twice, which was published in late March (pictured in 2020)

When asked how her life changed when the movie came out, Stone revealed, ‘It’s Friday and you’re you. Tuesday, you are the Beatles.

‘People climb all over your car. You try to walk down the street and suddenly 30 people who were shopping are running after you. ‘

When asked if she could afford to have private security, Stone said, “I didn’t have what I needed.”

She added when they went to the Cannes Film Festival in May 1992, just over a month after it hit theaters in the US, that it was ‘madness’.

'Weird limbo': The actress, 63, remembers finding herself in a 'weird limbo' after the movie because she was 'suddenly famous but had no money' and couldn't even afford a dress for the Oscars.  next year (still depicted in film)

‘Weird limbo’: The actress, 63, remembers finding herself in a ‘weird limbo’ after the movie because she was ‘suddenly famous but had no money’ and couldn’t even afford a dress for the Oscars. next year (still depicted in film)

Way back: Sharon pictured at the 1992 Oscars before the movie came out

Way back: Sharon pictured at the 1992 Oscars before the movie came out

‘I went back to the hotel and all my belongings were stolen except the clothes on my back. My contact lenses, my film from my camera, my toothbrush – everything was gone, ”she added.

Stone said they had to find a way to get her out of the hotel without security, so the hotel staff had to improvise.

“The bodyguards called all the kitchen staff and all the emergency workers and they created a big circle that me and my two friends were in and then they try to guide me through the lobby,” she recalls.

‘There were so many people, hundreds of people, who drew us and went crazy. So this was our introduction: “Hello, you are famous.” We had no idea, ”she said.

Stone said, “I wasn't paid to do Basic Instinct.  I made some money.  Michael has made $ 14 million and has points.  I haven't made enough money to buy my dress to go to the Oscars next year.  (pictured in 2019)

Stone said, “I wasn’t paid to do Basic Instinct. I made some money. Michael has made $ 14 million and has points. I haven’t made enough money to buy my dress to go to the Oscars next year. (pictured in 2019)

Stone added that she got to the point where she asked her chiropractor if he knew anyone who was famous, and she got a call from Shirley MacLaine.

I drove to Malibu and we ate on trays on the floor in front of her fireplace. I’ve never been so happy in my life that someone understood that I had to be on the floor, ”Stone said.

‘I needed that sense of orientation. I needed someone who understood that I had to sit on the floor, be barefoot, and just let someone talk to me like a human, ”she added.

Fame: When asked how her life changed when the movie came out, Stone revealed, 'It's Friday and you're you.  Tuesday, you are the Beatles.  (pictured in 2020)

Fame: When asked how her life changed when the movie came out, Stone revealed, ‘It’s Friday and you’re you. Tuesday, you are the Beatles. (pictured in 2020)

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