‘Basic’-ally, Michael Douglas Went Through Hell For Three Months

With all kinds of controversy stemming from its sexual content and violence, Basic Instinct caused a few headaches for studio execs when it was released in 1992. But that was nothing compared to what its star, Michael Douglas, went through prior to its release. When the film opened, Douglas admitted to us that the Basic Instinct shoot was one of the most grueling experiences of his life (Click on the media bar below to hear Michael Douglas)


Basic Instinct is currently streaming on Paramount+ and available on DVD, Blu-Ray, and most digital platforms.

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