Sharon Stone recalls terrifying moment on ‘Saturday Night Live’ stage

Sharon Stone recently appeared on Dana Carvey and David Spade’s “Fly On The Wall” podcast to discuss her experience hosting “Saturday Night Live” back in April 1992, shortly after the release of her blockbuster film “Basic Instinct.” Stone recalled a terrifying moment when protestors stormed the stage during the live taping, causing chaos and disruption.

Stone remembered feeling “terrified” as protestors charged the stage, and she credited “SNL” creator Lorne Michaels for personally saving her life by intervening and handling the situation. She described the security personnel freezing in response to the unexpected chaos, and Michaels taking charge to ensure her safety.

Reflecting on the intense experience, Stone shared how the protestors were upset with her due to her work as an AIDS activist, which was misunderstood at the time. She expressed the fear and vulnerability she felt during the live show, admitting that she had blacked out for half of the performance.

Despite the challenges and disruptions, Stone emphasized her commitment to her advocacy work and the importance of informed conversations. She highlighted the audience’s different demeanor at the time and the physical demands of the show, recalling the intense pressure of making quick costume changes while running through the audience.

During the podcast, Dana Carvey acknowledged Stone’s resilience and good sportsmanship during the challenging circumstances, noting that the comedy sketches performed with Stone in 1992 would be considered highly controversial today.

The conversation also touched on a controversial sketch titled “Airport Security Sketch,” highlighting the changing cultural and comedic standards over the years.


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