Academy award-winning actor Sharon Stone in an interview with MSNBC's Ari Melber talked about her iconic "antisocial" characters and how being an introvert made her a better actor.
The actress also opined that some of the shyest people in the industry are actually ruling Hollywood.
"So I think a lot of shy people in my field some of them are the greatest. I had the great honour of working with Robert Deniro who is one of the finest actors and he is probably one of the shyest people I have met in my life."
The actress in this in-depth interview also revealed her passion for writing songs and immense respect for legends like Martin Scorsese, Robert De Niro, and her new memoir "The Beauty of living Twice."
Watch the interview here
Here are some brief highlights from the interview:
Sharon Stone reveals why introverts make great actors
Sharon Stone believes that her introverted attitude helps her to observe people.
"I think I am personally an introvert but as a professional, my job is to be quite emphatic about others and I think part of my introversion allowed me to study people and observe people quite well," she said.
Sharon Stone on playing "anti-social characters"
Sharon Stone also talked about her anti-social characters in movies and also why she was attracted to her serial killer character in Basic Instinct.
"I really did want the part of Basic Instinct as I was so fascinated by playing this person who was so complicated but appeared so simple and smooth. And I liked that underneath was this incredibly complicated, broken sociopath."
The actress watched a lot of serial killer films and documentaries to prep for her role in Basic Instinct.
"There were documentary films and interviews about serial killers in prison describing their crimes. I think these sociopathic characters really do believe that they are saving and doing the right things. I really liked breaking down the science of this character."
The actor also talked about how she read FBI files to get through for her character in Casino.
"When I did Casino, the director Martin Scorsese got me all of the FBI files on the character that I will play as she is a real-life character. And that was fascinating as I got to read all these files. I had tons of pictures and videos. And then once I attained her part, many of her former friends and associates started contacting me and whether I could meet them 1 o clock in the morning in the corner of this street. I started meeting all these people."
The actress had to hold on to her "Basic Instinct" personae till she was 50 years old.
"After the film, my publicist got me on the cover of "Rolling Stones" and I had to publicise this movie. Like now you can be anything you want but 30 years ago it wasn't that easy. My publicist told me that you had to pick your public personae. I had to form this publicity personae and I thought it was a fun good idea for me. I got kind of sassy and funny. And after they watched me in the movie and they came to meet me and they were scared of me. And that was really funny to me."
Sharon Stone as a songwriter and a rapper
The actress also did an instant rap on the show with MSNBC's Ari Melber.
Sharon Stone revealed that she has written 100 songs.
"I started doing beat poetry in a café with a couple of friends. Ad they were like you are a songwriter. So I wrote this song and they took it to Jennifer Warrens and she performed that song. My first number 1 hit was in Germany, the song I wrote about my son called "For You" with an artist called Todd."
The popular actress also wrote a song about a Nobel laureate who was murdered and that became the number 1 album in South America.
The Hollywood actor's memoir chronicles her efforts to rebuild her life after suffering a massive stroke that hit her health, career, family, fortune, and global fame adversely. The book was published on March 30.