Sharon Stone Says Filming Basic Instinct Was a ‘Scary Journey,’ Required Looking at ‘Dark Parts’ of Herself

Sharon Stone is reflecting on the experience of filming Basic Instinct and the other ’90s-era erotic thrillers that have defined her Hollywood career. Discussing the renewed appreciation for the movie genre at VultureFest on Saturday, the actress, 65, told PEOPLE that making Basic Instinct was a “scary” process that led her to examine herself in oftentimes uncomfortable ways.

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