Kim Basinger and Adrian Lyne

'9 ½ Weeks' also conveyed a somewhat different picture on screen to what was happening behind the scenes. Lead actress Kim Basinger later said that she felt “disgust, humiliation” from the first audition with director Adrian Lyne and as filming progressed, so did the psychological abuse and isolation on set. Lyne claimed he needed to play upon ''an edge of terror'' in Basinger as “she needed to be scared of him” to give a realistic portrayal. The filmmaker wouldn’t allow Basinger’s on-screen lover Mickey Bourke to speak to her, and would sometimes call Bourke aside, out of her earshot, to deliver special instructions.

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