Sharon Stone Reveals Co-Star She Was Pressured to Sleep With for Film's Rescue

Hollywood's dark underbelly exposed in a shocking revelation.

by Nouman Rasool
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Sharon Stone Reveals Co-Star She Was Pressured to Sleep With for Film's Rescue
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In an eye-opening disclosure that sheds light on the darker underbelly of Hollywood, Sharon Stone has come forward with a harrowing account from her past, particularly during the production of her 1993 film "Sliver." The renowned "Casino" star delves into a troubling incident in her memoir, "The Beauty of Living Twice," which was released in 2021.

Stone narrates how a producer brazenly suggested she should engage in s----- relations with her co-star, ostensibly to enhance his subpar acting skills. While the initial recounting kept identities under wraps, Stone, in a recent episode of the "Louis Theroux Podcast," identified the producer as the late Robert Evans and her co-star as Billy Baldwin.

Robert Evans, a towering figure in Hollywood who passed away in 2019, was known for producing iconic films such as "Chinatown" (1974), "Urban Cowboy" (1980), and "How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days" (2003). The revelation came as a shock to many, highlighting a disturbing aspect of the film industry's culture.

Baldwin, taking to X (formerly Twitter), offered a retort to Stone's revelations, insinuating a personal vendetta on her part while teasing the possibility of exposing further secrets about Stone. His response hinted at a long-standing tension between the two, sparked by their interactions during the filming of "Sliver."

Evans' Outrageous Advice

Stone detailed the peculiar and unsettling advice from Evans during the podcast, recounting how Evans, in an attempt to rationalize his suggestion, claimed that a se---- relationship with Baldwin would magically translate into on-screen chemistry, thereby "saving" the film.

This advice was not only professionally insulting but also deeply personal, as Stone had previously co-starred with Michael Douglas in "Basic Instinct" (1992) without any such demeaning suggestions. Moreover, Stone's memoir excerpts, as published in Vanity Fair, emphasize her frustration with the film industry's casting decisions and the studios' disregard for her actor approval rights, which she believed compromised the quality of the productions.

Baldwin's response to Stone's allegations was not just defensive but also aggressive, sharing a still from "Sliver" and hinting at the possibility of writing his own tell-all book about his experiences with Stone. This controversy not only reignites discussions about the problematic power dynamics and se---- within Hollywood but also underscores the challenges actors face in maintaining professional boundaries amidst the industry's often exploitative practices.

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