July 12th, 2010
09:00 AM ET
After becoming an overnight sensation in 2008’s breakthrough drama “Slumdog Millionaire,” Dev Patel got a little bit of a reality slap courtesy of Sharon Stone - quite literally.
The 20-year-old English actor, who currently stars in the thriller “The Last Airbender,” revealed in the July issue of GQ that Stone slugged him while he promoted “Slumdog.”
“I was 18, walking the red carpet, and Sharon Stone walked past,” recalled Dev, who is dating “Slumdog” co-star Freida Pinto. “I was like, ‘I can’t believe Sharon Stone is next to me. Can someone slap me?’ Then I felt this hand go wallop on my cheek. She just slapped me.”
Maybe Stone was just following her basic instinct.
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