Sharon Stone says she has worked with several “misogynistic” male co-stars over her decades in Hollywood. However, the Basic Instinct star was quick to point out that her fellow Casino actors Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci were two exceptions.
“I’ve worked with some of the biggest stars in the business, who will literally talk through my close-up, telling me what they think I should do,” Stone told Variety Wednesday (January 25). “They’re so misogynistic — now, that is not Robert De Niro. That is not Joe Pesci, that is not those guys. But I have worked with some really big stars who will literally talk out loud through my close-up, telling me what to do.”
She continued, “They just will not listen to me, and will not allow me to affect their performance with my performance. That’s not great acting. I mean, I get that you’re great and everybody thinks you’re wonderful. But listening, being present for those fractured moments, is really the human experience. I am not the most popular actor in town, because people don’t want to hear my, as they say, f—ing opinions… maybe because of my devotion, maybe because I’m just kind of a weirdo. But I’m just in it to be present.”
In a 2009 interview with The Guardian, Stone opened up about being in awe of working with Scorsese and De Niro on the 1995 classic Casino.
“Finally I got together with Marty and Bob and they were like, ‘Give it all to us, baby, just let her rip if you’ve got it, we want it, let’s see what you can do,’” Stone told the publication. “I got up to bat with my dream people, the one actor that all my career I strived to work with, that was the apex for me, and then Marty, to get the pat on your back from your peers is always pretty great. You know, you don’t get a lot of that.”