Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Sharon Stone's Pinkish Mist


Know that Sharon Stone was considered such an ass that the crew on "Basic Instinct" took turns urinating in her bathwater for a scene. (Exaggerated cough suggesting feigned detachment) Know also that along with those yellowing waters, Sharon -- knows as vaguely batshit wacky -- traffics in .. pinkish mists. (Averted Gaze) Rupert Everett's way-too-candid memoir recaps how Sharon gets "possessed" in her roles. From the Daily Mail:

"'The first time was on the film Casino.' Now she was speaking so softly that I could hardly hear and had to crane forward.

"Always speak as quietly as possible. It draws the listener in and makes you look riveting as well as beautiful to the onlooking fans.

"Because, make no mistake: Sharon's career was a 24/7 affair. She didn't have to be on a sound stage to be filming. The world was her camera and her alarm clock was the clapperboard.

"It was legendary stuff and I adored it. 'Marty left the mad scene for last,' she continued. 'You remember, when my character has that total meltdown?' 'How could I forget? It was brilliant,' I replied, thinking back to Martin Scorsese's mobster film.

"'Well, she came inside me while I was in the trailer before the scene.' I giggled awkwardly. Sharon gave me a withering glare. 'I was, like, completely possessed. She was right there. I was her. Bobby could tell straightaway. He said to Marty, 'How much film do you have?' And Marty said, "We got a full mag!'

"'So just keep rolling,' Bobby told him. 'Trust me.' He knew. Bobby knew. 'And when Marty said 'Action', I blacked out. I have no recollection. She took over. At the end of the scene I was on the ground. I couldn't move and Marty said: 'Don't touch her. Leave her for a few minutes.'

"The thing was, if you watched Casino, Sharon's performance was possessed. It was on a level few actors achieve, so it was difficult to know what to think. Maybe she was invaded by the dead. Maybe Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro believed it too.

"'There was a pinkish mist over me' Sharon continued."

No; no; no. Considering her "work" in suck smelly productions as (s)Catwoman, Slither, Beautiful Joe, and the thorougly disreputable Basic Instinct Two the mists were probably more STINKish than pinkish.

We will pass over in cacophanous silence the fact that Marty Scorcese calls his film the bellicose "mags."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Try as we might, let's not forget Sharon Stone's appearance (it didn't look like work) in Sphere.

My god, Sphere -- rotten awful for so many reasons.

Stone's role called for barely-suppressed hysteria tinged by Xanax withdrawal. Didn't look like work -- more like she was channeling that pink mist.