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Susan Sarandon: Knew Brad Pitt was special while doing Thelma & Louise

 Susan Sarandon: Knew Brad Pitt was special while doing Thelma & Louise

Susan Sarandon is attending the 44th International Film Festival of India (IFFI).

Highlights

  • Hollywood star Susan Sarandon may be best-known for playing difficult roles like the nun Sister Helen Prejean in Dead Man Walking, but ask her if she's open to some Bollywood masala and she quips: "I would like to do a film, maybe a love story. I'm sure I could dance a little bit, but I can't sing."
  • Susan Sarandon, in Goa as chief guest at the 44th edition of the International Film Festival of India, also spoke to NDTV about starring with the then-unknown Brad Pitt in Thelma & Louise. "Brad Pitt even when he was young was quite gorgeous. Even at that point you could see he was going be something special," she said.
  • On the subject of Thelma & Louise, we had to ask her if working in woman-bonding films - her resume also includes The Witches Of Eastwick and The Banger Sisters - was a conscious decision. "I have never turned down a great part. It was certainly the appeal to work with another woman in Thelma & Louise and that was a really fun movie," said the actress.
  • "It's a bonus when you actually working with another woman," she added.
  • The 67-year-old Oscar winner also says she wouldn't have changed a thing about her career which includes films as diverse as camp classic The Rocky Horror Picture Show to family drama Stepmom. In fact, the one thing she certainly wouldn't change is paying for her own audition for 1988 movie Bull Durham which is how she met actor Tim Robbins with who she had a 21-year long relationship.
  • We also asked Ms Sarandon, a veteran screen mother in movies like Pretty Baby, Stepmom, The Banger Sisters and Little Women, to pick her favourite screen child, but with no luck: "That's a selfish question. I can't say which one of my children I love the best."
  • She may not have got the chance to enjoy the picturesque beaches of Goa, but Ms Sarandon says she was happy to meet Indian actors, producers and writers: "I'm happy to meet so many Indian actors, producers and writers because we have no sense of what is going out in business outside of New York."
  • The Enchanted actress also said that she wished that she could watch more of the "serious side of Indian cinema" and how they should be more available to the masses: "We have been eaten up by corporations, so trying to find some of the little films is difficult."
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New Delhi: Hollywood star Susan Sarandon may be best-known for playing difficult roles like the nun Sister Helen Prejean in Dead Man Walking, but ask her if she's open to some Bollywood masala and she quips: "I would like to do a film, maybe a love story. I'm sure I could dance a little bit, but I can't sing."

Susan Sarandon, in Goa as chief guest at the 44th edition of the International Film Festival of India, also spoke to NDTV about starring with the then-unknown Brad Pitt in Thelma & Louise. "Brad Pitt even when he was young was quite gorgeous. Even at that point you could see he was going be something special," she said.

On the subject of Thelma & Louise, we had to ask her if working in woman-bonding films - her resume also includes The Witches Of Eastwick and The Banger Sisters - was a conscious decision. "I have never turned down a great part. It was certainly the appeal to work with another woman in Thelma & Louise and that was a really fun movie," said the actress.

"It's a bonus when you actually working with another woman," she added.

The 67-year-old Oscar winner also says she wouldn't have changed a thing about her career which includes films as diverse as camp classic The Rocky Horror Picture Show to family drama Stepmom. In fact, the one thing she certainly wouldn't change is paying for her own audition for 1988 movie Bull Durham which is how she met actor Tim Robbins with who she had a 21-year long relationship.

We also asked Ms Sarandon, a veteran screen mother in movies like Pretty Baby, Stepmom, The Banger Sisters and Little Women, to pick her favourite screen child, but with no luck: "That's a selfish question. I can't say which one of my children I love the best."

She may not have got the chance to enjoy the picturesque beaches of Goa, but Ms Sarandon says she was happy to meet Indian actors, producers and writers: "I'm happy to meet so many Indian actors, producers and writers because we have no sense of what is going out in business outside of New York."

The Enchanted actress also said that she wished that she could watch more of the "serious side of Indian cinema" and how they should be more available to the masses: "We have been eaten up by corporations, so trying to find some of the little films is difficult."

Watch: