When host Andy Cohen asked her to name one major Hollywood event she showed up to stoned, Sarandon replied, “Only one?” and slapped her knee as the two shared a hearty laugh.
“I would say almost all except the Oscars,” she replied.
I would show up stoned, too, but only because I’d probably be too nervous to function without it. One of the many reasons why I’m not a celebrity.
Wonder if she had to be stoned while hosting her Downton Abbey special.
December 12, 2013 at 3:30 pm by Catherine St. Ives
Have you ever heard of a more perfect pairing than Susan Sarandon and Downton Abbey? Maybe it’s just because my first memory of her was as Marmie in Little Women as a kid, but period dramas just seem to suit her. Shit, re-cast her as Lady Grantham, because Elizabeth McGovern is fucking dreadful, sorry to say.
In any case, PBS will be running Downton here in the States, as per usual, and Susan has been tasked with hosting Return to Downton Abbey, a special that will give a “tantalizing taste” of what’s to come on the new season of the show. Considering that the new series has already started in the UK, I have to admit that I might not call it “tantalizing”, but I still love it.
Return to Downton Abbey will have a bunch of clips from past seasons, interviews with the cast, etc. It’s supposed to air on PBS on December 1, while season four will premiere on January 5. Hurrah! Does anyone here watch? Still can’t believe how they handled the Matthew situation, and I will never get over Sybil.
October 13, 2013 at 4:30 pm by Jennifer
Susan Sarandon was at a Q&A session this past weekend, when an audience member asked the Obligatory Question when it comes to anything concerning Susan Sarandon (read: anything that has anything to do with the government and conspiracy theories and protesting)—”Do you believe that you’re under surveillance by the government?” Susan answered, “We know we [are] under surveillance. I’ve had my phone tapped. I was denied a security clearance to go to the White House and I don’t know why. Do you know why?”
Michael Moore, who was with her and also answering questions, quipped, “I never think about it, [though I wouldn’t be surprised if] somebody, somewhere [had subjected me to surveillance]. As it should be.” Michael Moore continued by saying that he wouldn’t be surprised if the US’s Fox News also had a hand in all of the phone-tapping, too:
“I’m interested to see what happens with Fox News and phone hacking,” Moore said, referring to the News Corp. scandal that has resulted in a number of arrests and high-level resignations within the British section of Rupert Murdoch’s empire. “I really can’t believe it just happens in Great Britain. Because really, who cares about just hacking phones over there?
“I’ll make a prediction about something — I think the phone-hacking thing Murdoch is involved in … is going to be investigated, and it will be found that it’s been going on here too,” he said. “I just have a gut feeling.”
Later on in the interview, Susan revisited the “being under government surveillance thing” and talked about her personal FBI file:
“We know we are under surveillance. I’ve gotten my file twice under the Freedom of Information Act. I know my phone was tapped. If they’re not surveilling you then everyone else has cameras on their phones.”
Are you surprised that Susan Sarandon is so involved in talking about government operations? Because you shouldn’t be, especially not if you’ve been paying attention to anything she’s done in the last four decades off the screen. Don’t remember her talking about the Pope being a Nazi? Or that she was on the committee to promote Ralph Nader’s run for President back in 2000? She also spoke at the Occupy movement in New York City earlier in the year. Susan Sarandon is a “left-wing activist to be feared by the government,” and she doesn’t mess around, guys. Most importantly, she wants you to know that she knows. Oh yes, she knows.
April 24, 2012 at 10:30 am by Sarah
“The last one, not this Nazi one we have now.”
—Susan Sarandon, clarifying that she mailed a copy of the book Dead Man Walking to Pope John Paul II. She certainly never mailed anything to that other guy, Pope Benedict XVI! What a total Nazi!
About that whole Pope Benedict XVI thing: the president of the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, Bill Donohue, has issued a statement. “The fact is that Joseph Ratzinger (the pope) was conscripted at the age of 14 into the Hitler Youth,” Donohue writes, “along with every other young German boy.
“Unlike most of the other teenagers, Ratzinger refused to go to meetings, bringing economic hardship to his family. Moreover, unlike most of the others, he deserted at the first opportunity.”
Donohue also spoke to E! News. “She’s a despicable person to make these kinds of despicable remarks,” he said. “It is very hard to find someone dumber than her.”
October 18, 2011 at 5:30 am by Jenn
The ladies will are set to reprise their roles for a photo segment in an upcoming issue of Vanity Fair in order to commemorate the film’s 20 year anniversary.
Damn. Twenty years. Thelma & Louise came out twenty years ago. And I remember it vividly. Not that, you know, I was allowed to watch it or anything, but I can remember my mother and her best friend getting all dolled up to go and see what was touted as the latest and greatest of the early-nineties cult chick flicks. My dad made his specialty dish that night – Kraft macaroni and cheese (The wagon wheels, bitches) – and I waited up all night for my mom to come home and tell me about her jaunt to the theater.
Though I wasn’t able to watch it ’til I was much older (I was a mere eight years old in 1991), I vaguely remember my mother and her girlfriend making Thelma & Louise related comments for years thereafter, and I’d pretend I understood the innuendos and chuckle along, like I was some kind of worldly, hip, sophisticate with a bevy of celebrity knowledge.
Apparently some things never change.
December 8, 2010 at 8:00 am by Sarah
“People were coming up to me in the street and saying, ‘I cried and cried when I heard.’ … Well, I was sadder! I didn’t think it would ever happen, either. You bring people into your life at certain times. Maybe you have a relationship to have children, and you realize that it’s fulfilled after that point.”
The always-classy and tactful Susan Sarandon on the dissolution of her twenty-three year relationship with fellow actor Tim Robbins. May your relationship rest in piece, girl.