Sharon Stone recently became an author with her memoir, “The Beauty of Living Twice”. In the book, the actress spoke about her career, her family, her fortune and her worldwide fame. She also spoke about her work on the 1994 film “The Quick and the Dead”.
The Hollywood icon, who not only starred in the film, but also co-produced it. She revealed that she shelled out Leonardo DiCaprio’s salary for her role in the film. Scroll down to find out more.
In the movie, Sharon Stone played the role of Ellen, a shooter, who moves to a rural town in the Old West and befriends DiCaprio’s character called Kid. Recalling working on the film, she said that she and her fellow producers auditioned several young actors for the role.
According to Insider, the 63-year-old actress wrote in her book: “This kid named Leonardo DiCaprio was the only one who passed the audition, in my opinion: he was the only one to come in and cry, begging his father to let go. love how he died in the scene. However, Sony-owned TriStar Pictures was unwilling to hire the actor at this time.
Sharon Stone even remembered the studio telling her, “Why a stranger, Sharon, why do you always shoot yourself in the foot?” The studio said if I wanted it so badly I could pay for it with my own salary. So I did.
The Basic Instinct actress also had to fight with the studio to hire director Sam Raimi to lead the project. Raimi by this time had made low budget horror films like “The Evil Dead I” and “Army of Darkness”. This led the studio to believe that the filmmaker was a “D-movie director”.
Sharon Stone in her book revealed that the director was later hired after the actress told the studio he would “work almost for free to seduce.”
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