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Peace, sealed with a kiss

Tel Aviv, March 9 (Agencies): Sharon Stone is ready to do her part for West Asia peace: The Basic Instinct actress said yesterday she “would kiss just about anybody” to end the Israel-Arab conflict.

She arrived in Israel on Tuesday for a five-day trip sponsored by the Peres Center for Peace, founded by Nobel Peace laureate Shimon Peres in 1996 to improve relations with Arabs. It’s her first visit to the Holy Land.

Stone, joined by Peres at a news conference, said she couldn’t solve the ongoing conflict between Israel and Palestinians, but could use her fame to help encourage peace efforts.

“I would kiss just about anybody for peace in West Asia,” she said, drawing laughter from a throng of Israeli reporters. Stone playfully turned down calls to give Peres a peck on the cheek.

Noting it was International Women’s Day, Stone suggested that more women become involved in the male-dominated world of West Asia peace talks.

“I think (men and women) need to be a team. We were meant to be a team,” she said.

Basic naked truth

It may not be what Stone wants to discuss, but the actress is happy to confirm that, yes, she does indeed get naked in her next movie, the sequel to the 1992 hit Basic Instinct.

“People are just sitting there going, like, ‘I don’t care what she’s saying. I don’t care what she’s saying. I just want to know is she getting naked' Is she getting naked in that movie' Is she naked' Nude' Nude' Naked'’” Stone, now 48, told reporters, laughingly.

“So let’s just get through to that. Yes! And now that I’ve cleared that up, let’s just go to the next question, because nobody cares about anything else, really,” she said.

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