‘I was paid much less even after Basic Instinct’
Actor Sharon Stone is the latest actress to voice her opinion on gender and wage gap issue in Hollywood, saying she was paid much less than any men even after her breakthrough role in Basic Instinct.
The 57-year-old actor, an advocate for women’s rights, recalled the time she had difficulty landing an acting job after starring in the 1992 erotic thriller, reported People magazine.
“After Basic Instinct, no one wanted to pay me. I remember sitting in my kitchen with my manager and just crying and saying I’m not going to work until I get paid,” Stone said. She added, “ I still got paid so much less than any men.” Stone further said that the issue extends beyond the movie industry in Hollywood, saying that change, “has to start with regular pay, not just for movie stars, but regular pay for the regular woman in the regular job.”