You might assume that Sharon Stone followed her basic instincts when she appeared on “Saturday Night Live” this weekend.
The Oscar-nominated actress joined the sketch comedy show’s musical guest, Sam Smith, for their performance of “Gloria,” in which Stone’s acting was subtle. Stone, 64, lay down for part of the performance and then sat up and stared dramatically into the distance.
She also appeared in a black and white detective sketch with the weekend’s host, Aubrey Plaza. Plaza’s character had an affinity for older boys.
“When I meet a man with cataracts and chest-length pants, I go head over heels,” Plaza told researcher Jack Raughley. She added, “I love the way their kisses taste like a cough, how they can’t find their glasses…”
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Stone played Plaza’s mother, who donned a form-fitting dress and fishnet stockings. She thought Jack was a “delicious snack” and wanted to steal him from Plaza.
Unfortunately, Plaza and the detective had a fight over a gun, which went off and killed Jack. So neither mother nor daughter were lucky in love.
Stone previously hosted “SNL” in 1992, the year the thriller “Basic Instinct” hit theaters.
“I’m a little nervous,” Stone said at the time, wearing a white mini dress with a Catherine Tramell-style turtleneck.
“You know, I think I’d feel more comfortable if I could sit down,” she said before sitting down and lighting a cigarette, as in the film’s famous investigation scene.
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