And before you start thinking things, no, there’s no famous uncrossing of the legs here.
What the audition tape does show though, is Sharon Stone’s immediate sense of presence and her ability to powerfully convey her character’s flirtatious, but threatening, nature.
In the video, the actress runs lines with director Paul Verhoeven who stands in for lead actor Michael Douglas.
The film, which was met with great controversy at the time due to its sexual and violent content, was a box office hit and remains a classic of the 90s. it’s hard to believe but the film was released 25 years ago (gasp!).
— Sharon Stone (@sharonstone) August 9, 2017