Sharon Stone's killer Casino role
- Bang Showbiz
- 10 October 2009
Sharon Stone was so desperate to impress 'Casino' director Martin Scorsese she didn't eat for a week
Sharon Stone nearly "killed herself" making 'Casino'.
The actress didn't eat for a week before filming a crucial scene because she was so desperate to impress director Martin Scorsese by looking "skinny and out of it".
Recalling her preparation for the role - which saw her nominated for the 1995 Best Actress Academy Award - Sharon said: "I nearly actually physically killed myself making 'Casino'
"We did the death scene on the last day because Scorsese knew I wanted to get just so completely skinny and out of it.
"In the final week I didn't eat, I didn't do anything, I just made myself a complete wreck so that I could get skinny, skinny, skinny, skinny and down to nothing. I lost so much weight."
Since she entered her 50s, Sharon is far more relaxed about her body and thinks she is getting sexier with every year.
The 51-year-old blonde star explained to Prestige magazine: "You should just be confident and comfortable and at ease and OK to be sexy in middle age as a woman. It's fun. And not a big deal.
"We should be able to appreciate that sensuality and sexuality go along with this motto of wisdom and intelligence and dignity and elegance as a goal."