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Sharon Stone got paid drastically less than Michael Douglas for Basic Insinct: ‘Michael made $14 million’

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Sharon Stone has opened up about the drastic pay gap between her and Michael Douglas for their film Basic Instinct.Stone, 63, claimed she only made “a little bit of money” in a recent interview with CBC’s Q With Tom Power.”I didn’t get paid to do Basic…

Sharon Stone has opened up about the drastic pay gap between her and Michael Douglas for their film Basic Instinct.

Stone, 63, claimed she only made "a little bit of money" in a recent interview with CBC's Q With Tom Power.

"I didn't get paid to do Basic Instinct. I made a little bit of money. Michael [Douglas] made US$14 million (approx. $18 million) and has points. I made not enough money to buy my dress to go to the Oscars the next year. I was in this weird limbo where I was suddenly famous, but didn't have any money," Stone said.

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Sharon Stone in Basic Instinct.

Stone never disclosed what her salary was on the film, but it's been previously reported that it was close to US$500,000 (approx. $645,000), according to The Things.

The film would go on to earn US$352 million (approx. $454 million) worldwide at the box office.

The actress reflected on the film's success, which turned her into an overnight star.

"It's Friday and you're you. Tuesday, you're the Beatles. People are climbing all over your car. You try to walk down the street and suddenly 30 people that were shopping are running, chasing you," she said.

Bill MacDonald and Sharon Stone during 65th Annual Academy Awards at Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Ke.Mazur/WireImage)

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While she became a household name, Stone didn't have the protection she required. This was particularly apparent when she attended Cannes Fim Festival in 1992.

'I got back to the hotel and all of my belongings had been stolen except the clothes on my back. My contact lenses, my film out of my camera, my toothbrush — everything was gone," she recalled.

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Sharon Stone  at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 7, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California.

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"The bodyguards got all the kitchen staff and all the busboys to come up and they created this big circle that I and my two girlfriends were inside of and then they try to take me through the lobby," adding "There were so many people, hundreds of people, pulling at us and going berserk. So this was our introduction, 'Hello, you're famous.' We had no idea."

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