Bow down to the queen! Sharon Stone’s name was on everyone’s lips after her surprising — and bewildering — appearance on Saturday Night Live. The gorgeous actress, 64, shocked fans during musical guest Sam Smith’s performance of his new single “Gloria,” as she reclined on a chaise for the entirety of the song up until its every end, when she slowly rose and stared off into the distance. Looking like a billion bucks in a sparkling gold bustier, the Basic Instinct icon instantly began trending online.
While many fans questioned the reason for Sharon’s obvious upstaging of Sam, a few put it together that the actress was the lead in the 1999 movie Gloria, a remake of John Cassavetes’ film of the same name. No matter the cause, it was certainly a bizarre sight to behold, as she was surrounded by a choir of robed singers.
Sharon also made sure to use her time at Studio 8H well, as she appeared in a sketch with the show’s host, Aubrey Plaza, who was taking over as emcee for the first time. Sharon had done it herself way back in 1992, when she catapulted to fame off of Basic Instinct. In the skit, a black and white spoof of classic film noirs, Sharon played the mother of Aubrey, who has an affinity for older detectives.
“When I meet a man with cataract glasses and pants up to his chest, I go head over heels,” Aubrey’s character told an detective played by James Austin Johnson. She added: “I like the way their kisses taste like a cough, how they can’t find their glasses …” Sharon then entered and said she found the detective to be a “scrumptious little snack” as well. However, it was bad luck for both ladies, as the detective was soon killed off. See above!
Meanwhile, Sharon wasn’t the only celebrity to crash the show. The Property Brothers Jonathon and Drew Scott, and Tony Hawk stopped by Studio 8H to join in on a Miss Universe sketch, which was taken from a viral meme of the contestants screaming the name of their homeland. Portraying judges of the beauty pageant, the HGTV stars and the skateboarding legend surprised fans and brought down the house! Check it out here.