Woody Allen, the man Stone credits with giving her her big break, has also been alleged to be a sexual predator. In fact, his own adoptive daughter has accused him of sexual assault. Dylan Farrow has claimed repeatedly since the 1990s that Allen molested her as a child. But Stone, who has worked with Allen several times, has never addressed that issue.
Stone’s first major role, and the one that catapulted her to stardom, was that of Catherine Tramell in Paul Verhoeven’s 1992 thriller Basic Instinct. One moment – a shot in which a particular part of Stone’s anatomy could be seen – made the actress into an overnight sex symbol. But she later said that she was extremely unhappy about the scene in question.
Appearing on The Talk in 2014, Stone stated that she initially believed that the scene was only going to consist of “innuendo.” However, Verhoeven then asked Stone to take off her underwear, which she reluctantly did. But, she said, the director promised Stone that her private parts wouldn’t be seen in the shot.