Sexy actress Sharon Stone had a bizarre experience on the set of her new movie COLD CREEK MANOR - she forced herself to bond with a bunch of snakes.

The Basic Instinct beauty admits she had a huge fear of the slithery creatures before making the film, but decided that if she had to work with them, she'd have to befriend them.

She says, "I had to do some inner work with the snake thing, because at first I was like, 'Oh, the snakes!' Then I thought, 'Okay, I'm a Buddhist. I could be a snake next time. Maybe I wanna settle down.' So I made peace with that.

"I apologised to a couple of the snakes for acting up so much, tried to talk to them, tried to touch them, tried to get at one with them. I'm not kidding, I really did! I had to spend all day in bed with a boa constrictor."

16/09/2003 21:14