My movie was weaponised against me, lost son's custody, says Sharon Stonetext_fields
Los Angeles: Hollywood actress Sharon Stone is most popular for the iconic film Basic Instinct. While the actress was shamed for the 1992 erotic thriller, she recently revealed that she also lost custody of her son Roan due to the taboo around the film.
She was speaking on ‘Table for Two With Bruce Bozzi’ podcast.
Sharon had adopted Roan in 2000 with her then-husband Phil Bronstein. In 2003, when the couple divorced and went to court for the custody of the children, her movie was used against her. The actress said the film was "weaponised against" her when the judge asked the child if he knew his mother makes "sex movies".
The actress had requested full custody of the adopted son but was denied and got only visitation rights.
"I lost custody of my child. The judge asked my child, my tiny little, tiny boy, 'Do you know your mother makes sex movies?' This kind of abuse by the system - this kind of abuse, that I was considered what kind of parent I was because I made that movie," said Sharon.
"People are walking around with no clothes on at all on regular TV now. You saw maybe like a 16th of a second of possible nudity of me, and I lost custody of my child... I ended up in the Mayo Clinic with extra heartbeats in my upper and lower chamber of my heart. It broke my heart. It literally broke," she added.
Roan is now 22 years old and has a relationship with Sharon. The mother-son duo was seen shopping and on red carpets.
Basic Instinct was one of the biggest films of 1992 and was a box office blockbuster. Sharon became one of the iconic femme fatale actresses in the industry. But according to her, the experience was not all rosy.
She claimed that many in the industry despised her for the erotic role. "I got nominated for a Golden Globe for that part, and when I went to the Golden Globes and they called my name, a bunch of people in the room laughed. "I was so humiliated. And I was like, does anybody have any idea how hard it was to play that part? And kind of try to carry this complex movie that was really breaking all boundaries?"
She added that the role also ended her love life because men did not want to date a woman about whom other men had erotic thoughts. "It also ended my dating world. And I also think that men didn't want to date a woman that other men thought of like that. And that's also a failure of the male reality. I can't wade through that."