Susan Sarandon’s Tale of the Casting Couch

It’s nearly impossible after decades of a successful career to imagine Susan Sarandon as a fledgling actress, but the 66-year-old was once the victim of those infamous casting couch sessions.

“I just went into a room, and a guy practically threw me on the desk,” she told Elle magazine.  “It was my early days in New York, and it was really disgusting.  It wasn’t like I gave it a second though, it was so badly done.  It was not successful—for either of us.”

According to EW.com, Sarandon did not identify who the man was, only that the incident occurred when she first arrived in New York to go on auditions.

1 Comment

  1. Trudi Goodman via Facebook

    October 24, 2012 at 1:46 pm

    I went through this when I was performing in folk clubs. One of the bookers suggested if I ahem….came across sexually I could open for big time acts like Nancy Griffith. My recently exed ex at the time showed some real cajones(he was a very quiet poet type)and told me when he found out about this, that if he ever crossed paths with this supposedly hip, groovy, liberal booker he would punch his lights out.

Leave a Reply

http://www.dailyactor.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/mackenzie-davis-halt-and-catch-fire.jpg
Mackenzie Davis on Breakthrough ‘Halt and Catch Fire’ Role: “It was one of my very first jobs. I was so nervous”
"When I started this job, I remembered looking up “how actors prepare for parts” because I just didn’t know!" - Mackenzie Davis
http://www.dailyactor.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/michael-keaton-american-assassin.jpg
Michael Keaton on Choosing Roles: “If you overthink the money part, you tend to mess it up”
Keaton explains why material is so much more important to him than money.
http://www.dailyactor.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Bill-Skarsgard-Pennywise-IT.jpg
Bill Skarsgard on Playing Pennywise in ‘It’: “It was by far the most exhausting character I’ve ever done, physically and mentally”
"I was equally as excited as I was terrified when I booked the job, because now these people expected me to pull it off." - Bill Skarsgard
http://www.dailyactor.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/sophie-turner-game-of-thrones.jpg
Sophie Turner on Falling in Love with Acting and Playing Sansa on ‘Game of Thrones’
"To be able to flesh out a character for over eight or so years has been really amazing." - Sophie Turner on Playing Sansa Stark
http://www.dailyactor.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/kit-harrington-game-of-thrones.jpg
Kit Harington on Playing Jon Snow: “You take every scene as it comes”
"You just look like an actor wanting to change the character if you then go back and betray what your first instincts were." - Kit Harington