Basic Instinct Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets


25th February 2011

Quote: "I noticed that just this week (it) became the most paused moment in movie history, and I figured that this week was the week that you and your team were Googling me the most for the show. So I figured probably you or your team were responsible for this being the most paused... Was it you?" Sharon Stone makes light of a new survey placing her provocative leg-crossing scene in Basic Instinct as the most paused movie scene ever, by blaming CNN interviewer Piers Morgan for the record number.


24th August 2010

Quote: "He's very dear and important to me and I feel absolutely certain that he will beat this... I'm very much in his corner... think he really married the right woman and I think that when you have the best person standing beside you, there's more curative than love." Sharon Stone on her Basic Instinct co-star Michael Douglas' newly-announced cancer battle, and how his wife Catherine Zeta-Jones will help him beat the disease.


18th February 2009

Quote: "Maybe in my eighties, Ill do Botox." Basic Instinct star Jeanne Tripplehorn.


4th January 2009

Fact: Basic Instinct star Jeanne Tripplehorn is to play JACQUELINE KENNEDY ONASSIS in an upcoming U.S. TV movie, called Grey Gardens.


14th November 2007

Quote: Pierce Brosnan's dreams of reprising his sophisticated jewel thief character in the sequel to his 1999 remake, THE THOMAS CROWN AFFAIR, has been realised - Basic Instinct filmmaker Paul Verhoeven will direct the film.


5th June 2007

Fact: Sharon Stone's controversial knee-crossing scene in Basic Instinct has been voted Britain's "most paused moment" on television.


21st January 2007

Quote: "(Verhoeven) has, but probably won't sell, the scented pair of panties Sharon took off and handed him the morning he shot the beaver in Basic Instinct." In his new book THE DEVIL'S GUIDE TO HOLLYWOOD screenwriter Joe Eszterhas tells how director Paul Verhoeven has a memento from the infamous scene in which Sharon Stone revealed all in the 1992 thriller.


18th January 2007

Quote: "I was playing a part, honey, what's their excuse?" Sharon Stone doesn't approve of the celebrity trend for leaving underwear at home, even though she famously gave the world a glimpse of her genitals in Basic Instinct.


30th November 2006

Quote: "She yelled at me to take it out and I said, 'What do you mean? You let me shoot it!' She didn't slap me as she says she did. She's a f**king liar!" Basic Instinct director Paul Verhoeven remembers star Sharon Stone's infamous flash.


12th April 2006

Quote: "Nicole Kidman is extraordinary. Russell Crowe is very good as well, though I know he has some problems. I understand Sharon Stone has a new film out, which I'm anxious to see." Former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev can't wait to check out Basic Instinct 2.


11th April 2006

Fact: Playboy boss Hugh Hefner celebrated his 80th birthday by hosting a starry screening of Basic Instinct 2 on Sunday night (09APR06) at the Playboy mansion.


2nd April 2006

Fact: Basic Instinct 2 film-makers used a rocket launcher during the movies opening sequence to propel a car into the Thames during a high-speed car chase involving Sharon Stone.


28th March 2006

Quote: "Many people are talking to me about this because, clearly, it's a shocking revelation to the world that women in their forties are not dead and we're not decrepit and, when you see us naked, it's not a horror show." Sharon Stone defends her controversial nudity scene in new film Basic Instinct 2.


16th March 2006

Quote: "I'm so happy to be here because I love it so much. But I can't move here permanently because I'd kill myself in Harvey Nichols. I'd be broke in a week." Sharon Stone dismisses a move to London at the premiere of Basic Instinct 2: RISK ADDICTION last night (15MAR06).


13th March 2006

Quote: "When SHARON (STONE) and I did the f**k of the century - it was eight days. It was tough. It was exhausting." Michael Douglas hated filming Basic Instinct.


23rd February 2006

Quote: <p>"What's Sharon like? The thing that springs to mind with her is the C-word. That's C for charisma, in case you're thinking of another word." Film-maker Michael Caton-Jones on directing Sharon Stone in Basic Instinct 2: RISK ADDICTION. </p>


25th October 2005

Quote: <p>"I'm certainly not saying Basic Instinct or Fatal Attraction (are my favourite movies). Dirty boy!" Catherine Zeta-Jones is no fan of her husband Michael Douglas' racier movies. </p>


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