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Sharon Stone was paid $13.5 million less than Michael Douglas for Basic Instinct


The actress revealed during the Muse Awards ceremony on Tuesday, March 28, that she was paid significantly less than her filming partner for her performance in the 1992 feature film.

She claimed, in mid-March, to have lost “half of her money”, potentially due to the bankruptcy of Silicon Valley Bank.

Two weeks later, Sharon Stone revealed during the 43rd edition of the Muse Awards, held on Tuesday March 28, in New York, that she had been wronged financially on the set of Basic Instinct (1992



According to the actress, Michael Douglas, to whom she gives the reply in the film, would have been paid 13.5 million dollars (12.4 million euros) more than she was at the time.

She would have won 500,000 dollars (460,000 euros) for her performance in the feature film.

“Michael Douglas won 14 million dollars (12.8 million euros), she said.

Me, I was just starting out.

I was just starting out and he was a big star.”

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The actress also spoke of the disrespect shown by one of the producers of

Basic Instinct

towards her, calling her in particular “Karen”, and this, during the entire filming.

“Even at the Governor's Ball

(after the Oscars, editor's note

), he continued to call me Karen!

she was indignant.

Admittedly, my name was not on the poster, but this humiliation remained deeply rooted in me.

31 years and a Golden Globe later, the actress was honored at the New York Women in Film & Television Muse Awards alongside eight other women, including Danielle Brooks, Freida Pinto and Sandra Lee.

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Source: lefigaro

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