Sharon Stone, an American actress best known for playing the roles of mysterious women on film and TV, recently broke down while discussing her financial losses. She claimed that the bank crisis once cost her money. Her career took off when she was cast as the lead in Basic Instinct in 1992.
The Basic Instinct star delivered a touching speech after receiving the Courage Award at the Women’s Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) event in Beverly Hills, California. The Hollywood actress sobbed as she revealed that she had recently lost “half her money” to the banking system.
According to Celebrity Net Worth, the Casino star is worth around $60 million. The Pennsylvania native has been working in Hollywood since the late 1980s, but Basic Instinct catapulted her to global stardom. As per records, the film grossed $350 million worldwide at the box office.
Since her debut, she has worked nonstop in Hollywood for three decades due to her passion for filmmaking.
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Sharon Stone Sobbed As She Lost Her Money!
While accepting the Courage Award on an unforgettable evening, Sharon Stone urged the audience to donate their money to a good cause. She also stated that, despite a major financial setback, she remains committed to helping the worthy cause. She was presumably referring to the demise of Silicon Valley Bank when she mentioned financial loss.
“I know that thing that you have to get on and figure out how to text the money is difficult,” the actress explained. “I’m a technical idiot, but I can write a f*cking cheque. And right now, that’s courage too, because I know what’s happening. I just lost half my money to this banking thing, and that doesn’t mean that I’m not here.”
The Sliver actress did not elaborate on the source of her financial difficulties, but her admission came just days after the headline about the demise of Silicon Valley Bank, which occurred this week and caused financial market instability.
During her speech, the actress also spoke about her late brother, Patrick Stone, who died in February of heart disease at the age of 57. “My brother just died, and that doesn’t mean that I’m not here. This is not an easy time for any of us. This is a hard time in the world, but I’m telling you what, I’m not having some politician tell me what I can and cannot do.”
The event was attended by many notable figures including Rebel Wilson, Lisa Rinna, Nia Vardalos, Harry Hamlin, Rachel Zoe, Chord Overstreet, and Julianne Hough.
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She Was Underpaid For Her Role In Basic Instinct
Even earlier as well, Sharon Stone has had her fair share of financial difficulties. She didn’t get paid much for her role in the 1992 film Basic Instinct. As a result, she reportedly couldn’t afford an Oscars gown. Stone claimed that she was paid far less than her co-star, Michael Douglas.
According to the actress, Douglas received not only millions of dollars for his film role but also received a percentage of the film’s gross profits.
“I didnt paid to do Basic Instinct,” she explained to CBC Radio. “I made a little bit of money. Michael [Douglas] made $14 million and has points. I made not enough money to buy my dress to go to the Oscars the next year. I was in this weird limbo where I was suddenly famous but didn’t have any money.”
In an essay for In Style magazine, the Specialist actress revealed that she was paid $500,000 for her role as Catherine Tramell in Basic Instinct. In contrast, her contract allowed her to keep her character’s wardrobe.
Following her success in Basic Instinct, Stone went on to become one of the most recognizable movie stars of the 1990s, as well as an instant s*x symbol. Stone also went on to become one of Martin Scorsese’s leading ladies, alongside Jodie Foster and Jessica Lange.
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Source- The Hollywood Reporter; CBC Radio