Stone’s ‘Basic Instinct’? ‘Disturbing’ nudity
Sharon Stone is not only doing a full-frontal nude scene in “Basic Instinct 2” — she says she also insisted that the footage should be “disturbing,” “threatening” and “brazen.”
Stone’s full monty occurs two-thirds into the flick, which is to be released later this month, though apparently a sex scene in the beginning of the movie is a bit of a hair-raiser, too. “I felt we should hold off on the full nudity for a while in the movie and then I thought that when I ultimately did do the nude scene it should be done in a startling way that would be disturbing and threatening,” Stone told London’s Evening Standard. “By the time the film is released, I will be 48 and I wanted to do the nudity in a way that’s quite brazen. I wanted her to be very masculine, like a man in a steam room, and I wanted the audience to have a moment where they realize she’s naked and then realize she’s a fortysomething woman and naked.”
Comments made earlier by the director make it sound like Stone wasn’t shy about asking for what she wanted. “Sharon is a strong-willed woman with many opinions — and she is not afraid of telling you what her opinion is,” Michael Caton-Jones said at the Glasgow Film Festival. “A lot of it was water off a duck’s back though, because I am very disciplined when I make a film.”
Amy Fisher to bare all?
Speaking of “disturbing” sexual images, is the public ready to gawk at nudie pics of Amy Fisher?
The woman dubbed the Long Island Lolita in 1992 when, at 16 years old, she shot her lover’s wife in the head, says she’s in talks with Playboy about posing for the mag. Fisher made the claim on Howard Stern’s show when she called in with producer David Krieff, who also claimed that he’s doing a TV show reuniting Fisher with her ex-lover and the woman Fisher shot.
A spokeswoman for Playboy tells the Scoop that the mag doesn’t discuss “who we may or may not have made offers to.”
Notes from all over
George Clooney and Teri Hatcher are both denying reports that he’s the mystery man who broke her heart. After the “Desperate Housewives” star revealed in Vanity Fair that she was sexually abused as a child and that a failed romance prompted her to tell her tale, Clooney was identified in a tab as the cad. “It is to Teri’s credit that she’s telling a very courageous story to help others,” Clooney said in a statement released by his rep. “As for the tabloid part of the story, she would never say that. I know the story is attractive but it isn’t true and it takes away from her brave decision.” Says Hatcher: “It is truly a shame that the importance of the issue in the Vanity Fair article is being obscured by tabloid sensationalism.” She adds that the story has been twisted “into a scandalous report about my personal life, which has nothing to do with George Clooney.” ... Sarah Jessica Parker has dashed any residual hope that “Sex And the City” fans have that the series would end up on the big screen. “There was a script, there were sets, there were costumes, there was a crew, and that’s all gone now,” she said while promoting her new flick, “Failure to Launch.” “The sets are all broken down or sold or in a dumpster or, I don’t know, on eBay.” ... Diane Sawyer insists that she’s a slob when she’s not on air. “I’m never seen out of sweatpants or jeans after 9:01 a.m.,” the GMA co-host tells the upcoming issue of Ladies' Home Journal. “If people only knew how I dread hair and makeup and anything that feels like getting dressed up, how hard it is to get me into anything formal. I’m just basically the rattiest person you’ve ever seen. My inner slob is really the governing personality. I’d like to know what it feels like to be someone who is perfectly groomed, and who stays groomed. Because I grow progressively more deranged as the day goes on. I usually end up with paper clips in my hair and things stapled to me and those Post-it things on my shirt. At the end of the day, I am my own personal freak show.”
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