“It was the classic behavior of an American actress in a stage of light decline.”
“The idea of having her in the role of a retired actress from the ’90s that’s become an editor was mine, ” explained director Pupi Avati of his decision to cast American actress Sharon Stone in his latest film Un Ragazzo D’Oro.
“I knew there were other, better American actresses, but I wanted a movie icon. My brother told me I was crazy and RAI told me that I’d never get her”, said Avati. “Then came the flurry of correspondences that would make a great novel. back and forth between her agents and lawyers and our production company, a contract that bordered on the ridiculous regarding embarrassing details that made Italy seem like a third world country. (please tell me she wasn’t making toilet paper requests.) And by the way, we have electricity.”
“Then she arrived in Italy, we’d gone to get her in Florence with a luxury train that we’d rented for her. She’d gone there first to see the Boticellis. The first time I saw her she was sitting on her suitcase at the wrong track and nobody was recognizing her. Then,little by little she starting feeling more like Sharon Stone.”
“We brought to the most luxurious suite at the Hassler (in Rome) and the day after on the set there were more than 200 paparazzi. She was definitely getting a big head. It was the classic behavior of an American actress in a stage of light decline.”