On Tuesday night’s episode of Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen, Golden Globe winner Sharon Stone revealed, that of all the leading men she has worked with throughout her four-decade career, Robert De Niro, was hands down, her best kiss.
The “Basic Instinct” actress has had her fair share of on-screen kisses in her career, but on Tuesday night, she officially revealed her best pick. “Out of all of the leading men you have worked with, who was the best and worst kisser?” asked host Andy Cohen, as he read a fan question.
Stone seemed to hesitate as she reflected on her decades in the industry, before answering, “Well, Robert De Niro was for sure the best kisser,” she declared. “Yeah, Bob was far and away the best kisser.”
The 62 year old actress continued, explaining, “He was the actor that I admired the most. My whole career I just wanted to be able to sit across the table from Robert De Niro and hold my own,” she spoke of her “Casino” Co-star. “Maybe because I just held him in such extraordinary high regard, It was the pinnacle of the kissing moment for me,” as there was ‘so much attached to it.’
“He probably could’ve hit me in the head with a hammer and I would’ve been like, Oh, yeah!”
“I was just so madly in love with him as an actress to start with, that he probably could’ve hit me in the head with a hammer and I would’ve been like, ‘Oh, yeah!’” Stone jokingly teased. “It was pretty fabulous,” the actress recalled. “I don’t know if I could compare [any other leading man] to that, everything else was kind of meh,” she laughed.
In the iconic 1995 crime drama, “Casino,” Stone and De Niro, locked lips as prostitute-turned-hustler Ginger McKenna and her husband’s boss, Sam “Ace” Rothstein. In fact, the movie was memorable for the actress for more than one reason. As, Stone went on to score her only Oscar nomination for Best Actress in a Leading Role for the popular Martin Scorsese film. Which amassed $116.1M at the box office.
Sharon Stone in “Sex and the City”?
Later during their conversation, WWHL host Andy Cohen also asked Stone whether she would be down to replace Kim Cattrall as the lusty PR exec Samantha Jones. That is if director, Michael Patrick King ever shoots a third “Sex and the City” movie.
Cattrall, who portrayed the popular character of Samantha Jones on the beloved SATC HBO series and two films said in 2018 that she will not be returning for a third movie.
Stone told host Andy Cohen she didn’t hear about the casting speculation but noted that, ‘Anytime I could have an opportunity to work with Cynthia [Nixon], would be an honor to me.’
“If we were to have a different fourth woman, it maybe would be a woman of color this time”
Cynthia Nixon, who portrayed Miranda Hobbes in SATC, chimed in, saying, “I think Sharon would be of course totally amazing. Kim was incredibly great as Samantha, I think Sharon would totally make it her own. But I’ve also heard many people say, including Kim Cattrall herself, that if we were to have a different fourth woman that maybe it would be a woman of color this time,” the actress continued. “And I think that would be amazing as well.” Stone agreed with the notion, saying, “I think that’s right.”
Cynthia and Sharon were joined on the Bravo talk show by Emmy winner Sarah Paulson, who is also their co-star in the new Netflix Drama series, Ratched, which started streaming last Friday. Stone plays the role of wealthy heiress, Lenore Osgood, in Ryan Murphy’s stylized prequel for “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.”
“They act like you’re supposed to do whatever everybody tells you”
Stone also spoke in a recent interview about the lasting effect of always being valued for her beauty in Hollywood.
Stone, who was the magazine’s cover star for it’s October issue, said, “It’s difficult, because everybody expects you to be that all the time. It was very difficult for Marilyn Monroe. She did movies that really mattered, like “Bus Stop,” “The Misfits,” but she still couldn’t completely get out of being that thing. It’s very hard to shake,” the actress revealed.
But Stone has also always understood that her looks have factored into her career, and she kept the power to make her own decisions.
“It’s called show business,” the Total Recall actress said. “I believe that it’s a business really strongly. A lot of people don’t behave like that. They act like babies and think everybody’s supposed to take care of them. That you’re supposed to do whatever everybody tells you, that you can’t make any decisions.”
However, the actress to this day finds it funny that audiences still care about her beauty, now that she’s older. “People still want to see my boobs. I’m 62! It’s like, ‘Really? Grow up!’ But also, ‘Here’s some boobs!’” she joked at the time.