Date: 27th January 2003
Susan Sarandon has revealed the secret of her success in recent years - being prepared to play a movie mum.
The 56-year-old actress, who appears in a new film Banger Sisters, The (2002) with Goldie Hawn, has said accepting roles as a parent has given her some exciting parts to play.
"I see movie motherhood as an opportunity. It's how I got to work so much," she said.
The celebrity has played a number of screen mothers in films including Lorenzo's Oil, Little Women and Stepmom.
She added: "There's this stigma that once you play a mum, you have lost your sexuality and, hey presto, you've lost the ability to be in a lot more leads," she told The People.
"I'm sure there are people who still feel that way. But parenting is a very rich area. So why would you want to rule out those roles?
"So long as I find uncommon mums to play - and so far I have - I'm happy."
Sarandon added that playing a movie mother to her 17-year-old daughter Eva Amurri, who also stars in the Banger Sisters, was "bizarre but delightful".
In the film the celebrity plays conservative Lavinia, a former rock groupie who meets old friend Suzette (Hawn) and learns how to live life to the full again.
But acting alongside her mother seems to have affected Eva, Sarandon joked that her daughter has said one film with her was enough.
Source: Press Release