- Sharon Stone says she lost custody of her son Roan because of his nude scene in “Basic Instinct.”
- She revealed that a judge asked Roan if he knew his mother “makes sex movies.”
- Stone said she experienced heart problems after losing custody of him in 2004.
In the “Table for Two” podcastSharon Stone opened up about the dire consequences she faced for appearing in the 1992 film thriller “Basic Instinct,” in which she played romantic novelist-turned-murder-suspected seductress, Catherine Tramell.
During a famous scene from the award-winning film, which also starring michael douglas As Detective Nick Curran, Catherine uncrossed her legs during a police investigation and viewers could see that she was not wearing any underwear.
“I lost custody of my son,” Stone told host Bruce Bozzi 24 minutes and 50 seconds into the conversation.
He said a judge asked his “tiny little boy ‘do you know your mother makes sex movies?'”. He called his experience “abuse by the system” and noted that viewers saw “perhaps a sixteenth of a second of potential nudity” in the scene.
Stone and her ex-husband Phil Bronstein adopted their son Roan Joseph Bronstein Stone, now 22, in 2000 and Bronstein filed for divorce in 2003. according to ET Canada. After a custody battle in 2004, the judge decided that Roan would remain in Bronstein’s primary care and that Stone would receive visitation rights.
She would go adopt children Quinn Kelly Stone and Laird Vonne Stone, who are now 16 and 17 years old, respectively. But on the podcast, the “Casino” star opened up to Bozzi about the toll it took on his health to lose custody of Roan.
“I ended up at the Mayo Clinic with extra heartbeats in the upper and lower chambers of my heart,” he said. “He broke my heart”. Stone was at the doctor for a routine mammogram when medical professionals noticed the problem and performed a stress test.
According to BuzzFeedIn her 2021 memoir “The Beauty of Living Twice,” Stone revealed that she didn’t realize there was nudity in the scene until she saw “Basic Instinct” at a screening alongside industry professionals.
“This was how I first saw the photo of my vagina, long after being told, ‘We can’t see anything, I just need you to take off your panties as white reflects light so I know you have panties on. ‘” he reportedly wrote.
She also shared in the book that after the screening, she slapped the film’s director Paul Verhoeven. Next, she went to a lawyer to consider getting an injunction against the film’s release if the scene remained. But he ultimately decided not to take legal action.
“I knew what movie I was making. For God’s sake, I fought for that role, and all that time, only this director had stood up for me,” she reportedly wrote, also noting that she was “just a woman” with little power.
Ultimately, her decision to keep the scene in the film was an artistic choice, she wrote. “It was right for the movie and for the character, and because, after all, I did it.”
Stone’s bond with Roan remains close.