Sharon Stone Recalls Lorne Michaels 'Beating Up' Protestors Who Tried to Attack Her While Hosting “SNL”

"He personally saved my life," the actress said of the 'Saturday Night Live' boss, who stopped protestors from interrupting her monologue when she hosted the show in 1992

<p>Amanda Edwards/Getty; Mike Coppola/Getty</p> Sharon Stone (left) and Lorne Michaels

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Sharon Stone (left) and Lorne Michaels

Sharon Stone is reflecting on the chaos that unfolded during the one and only time she hosted Saturday Night Live.

The Golden Globe winner, 66, appeared on Wednesday's episode of Dana Carvey and David Spade's podcast Fly on the Wall and looked back on her SNL appearance in April 1992, following the release of her film Basic Instinct.

Stone revealed that she was "terrified" during the experience and shared that SNL boss Lorne Michaels ended up coming to her defense as protestors who were critical of the erotic thriller tried to storm the Studio H8 stage.

"For most of the show, I was completely blacked out with terror," Stone said.

She explained that it was thanks to Michaels that a mob of people — who were said in reports at the time to be protesting the "homophobia and misogyny" in the film directed by Paul Verhoeven — didn't attack her. "He personally saved my life," the Casino star noted.

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"A bunch of people started storming the stage, saying they were going to kill me during the opening monologue," Stone recalled. "The police that are always in there during all of that, and the security that is always in there froze 'cause they’d never seen anything like that happen. They froze."

She continued, "Lorne started screaming, ‘What are you guys doing, watching the f---ing show?’ And Lorne started, himself, beating up and pulling these people back from the stage."

"All these people are getting beat up and handcuffed right in front of me, and we went live,” the Total Recall star added. “I was doing this live monologue while they were handcuffing and beating up people at my feet.”

She told Carvey, 68, and Spade, 59, that she suspected the group to be protesting her "work as an AIDS field worker and as an AIDS activist."

<p>Alan Singer/NBCU Photo Bank</p> Kevin Nealon, Dana Carvey, Sharon Stone, Rob Schneider and Phil Hartman on 'Saturday Night Live' on April 11, 1992

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Kevin Nealon, Dana Carvey, Sharon Stone, Rob Schneider and Phil Hartman on 'Saturday Night Live' on April 11, 1992

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Having Stone on his podcast, Carvey also took the opportunity to apologize for one of the sketches that the two appeared in while she hosted SNL, along with Kevin Nealon, Rob Schneider and Phil Hartman.

Looking back on a skit in which the Oscar-nominated actress played a woman at the airport who was asked by men at a security check point to take her clothes off in an attempt to take advantage of her. “I want to apologize publicly for the security check sketch where I played an Indian man and we’re convincing Sharon, her character, or whatever, to take her clothes off to go through the security thing,” Carvey said.

Spade described the sketch as "so offensive," while Carvey added, "It’s so 1992, you know, it’s from another era."

The Sliver actress admitted that it didn't bother her, but understands how times have changed.

“I know the difference between a misdemeanor and a felony,” she said while laughing. “And I think that we were all committing misdemeanors [back then] because we didn’t think there was something wrong then. We didn’t have this sense. I had much bigger problems than that, you know what I mean? That was funny to me, I didn’t care. I was fine being the butt of the joke.”

<p>Araya Doheny/Getty; Randy Holmes via Getty</p> Sharon Stone and Dana Carvey

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Sharon Stone and Dana Carvey

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“I feel like now we’re in such a weird and precious time because people have spent too much time alone," she continued. "People don’t know how to be funny and intimate and any of these things with each other. And everybody is so afraid that they’re putting up such barriers around everything that people can’t be normal with each other anymore. It’s lost all sense of reason."

After Stone noted that she hopes there would be clearer guidelines today on what's appropriate in media and what's not, Carvey spoke about the importance of comedians being comfortable to call each other out and commended her SNL performance.

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The Emmy-nominated comedian added, “When I was doing the Indian character … there was no malice in it. It was really me rhythmically trying to get laughs. So I just want to say that watching it — comedy needs a straight person and you were perfect in it. You were completely sincere and you made us funny."

Carvey and Spade were both staple members of the SNL cast for long periods of time. Carvey was among the ensemble from 1986 to 1993, while Spade was on NBC late night series from 1990 to 1996.

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