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Sharon Stone Names Producer Who Told Her to Sleep with “Sliver ”Costar Billy Baldwin, to Make His Performance 'Better'

Stone previously recalled the incident in her 2021 memoir 'The Beauty of Living Twice,' but is naming the producer for the first time

<p>Everett,  E. Charbonneau/WireImage</p> From L: Billy Baldwin and Sharon Stone in <em>Sliver</em> (1993); Robert Evans on May 16, 2007, in Beverly Hills, California

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From L: Billy Baldwin and Sharon Stone in Sliver (1993); Robert Evans on May 16, 2007, in Beverly Hills, California

Sharon Stone is opening up about feeling pressured to have sex with Sliver costar Billy Baldwin, to help his "performance" in the film.

After previously discussing the alleged incident between herself and a producer in her 2021 memoir The Beauty of Living Twice, Stone, 66, has named him as the late Robert Evans, who was a producer on her 1993 thriller Sliver. (Evans died in 2019, at age 89.)

The actress said on Tuesday's episode of Spotify's Louis Theroux Podcast that she "should've been on set" but was called into Evans' office to discuss her chemistry with Baldwin, 61.

"He's running around his office in his sunglasses, explaining to me that he slept with Ava Gardner and I should sleep with Billy Baldwin, because if I slept with Billy Baldwin, Billy Baldwin's performance would get better," Stone recalled of their alleged conversation. "And we needed Billy to get better in the movie, because that was the problem."

A representative for Baldwin did not immediately respond to PEOPLE's request for comment Tuesday.

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<p>Everett </p> Billy Baldwin and Sharon Stone in <em>Sliver</em> (1993)

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Billy Baldwin and Sharon Stone in Sliver (1993)

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According to Stone, Evans' logic was, "If I could sleep with Billy, then we would have chemistry onscreen, and if I would just have sex with him then that would save the movie."

"And the real problem in the movie was me because I was so uptight, and so not like a real actress, who could just f--- him and get things back on track. And the real problem is that I was such a tight ass," the Total Recall actress said.

<p>Everett,  E. Charbonneau/WireImage</p> From L: Billy Baldwin and Sharon Stone in <em>Sliver</em> (1993); Robert Evans on May 16, 2007, in Beverly Hills, California

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From L: Billy Baldwin and Sharon Stone in Sliver (1993); Robert Evans on May 16, 2007, in Beverly Hills, California

Stone further alleged on the podcast that Evans "wouldn't listen to the list of actors that I suggested for the part," and insisted on casting Baldwin instead.

Of her costar in the previous year's Basic Instinct, she said, "I didn't have to f--- Michael Douglas. Michael could come to work and just know how to hit those marks and do that line, and rehearse and show up. Now all of a sudden I'm in the 'I have to f--- people' business."

Stone recalled multiple instances of being approached by producers about having sex with her costars in her memoir The Beauty of Living Twice.

<p>Gregory Pace/Shutterstock</p> Sharon Stone in New York City on Dec. 14, 2023

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Sharon Stone in New York City on Dec. 14, 2023

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As she wrote in the book, "I had actor approval in my contract. No one cared. They cast who they wanted. To my dismay, sometimes. To the detriment of the picture, sometimes."

The Casino star recalled one producer (now named as Evans) who brought her into his office, and "explained to me why I should f--- my costar so that we could have onscreen chemistry."

"You guys insisted on this actor when he couldn't get one whole scene out in the test," Stone said she remembered thinking at the time. "Now you think if I f--- him, he will become a fine actor? Nobody's that good in bed."

"I felt they could have just hired a costar with talent, someone who could deliver a scene and remember his lines," she continued. "It was my job to act and I said no."

Stone went on to add that the actor "did make a few haphazard passes at me in the upcoming weeks," which she felt was likely "spurred on" by the producer.

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