Sarandon continued to star in big Hollywood productions throughout the 2010s, including “Arbitrage” with Richard Gere, “Tammy,” with Melissa McCarthy, “Cloud Atlas,” “The Meddler,” “Mothers and Daughters,” “A Bad Moms Christmas,” and countless others.
Most notably, in 2017, Sarandon played famous actress Bette Davis in the F.X. anthology series, “Feud.” Playing opposite Jessica Lange, who was cast as Joan Crawford, Sarandon embodied the fierce spirit of Davis flawlessly. In fact, the actress later said that Bette Davis herself had reached out to her back in the 80s and told her she wanted Sarandon to portray her in a film biopic.
An Adventurous Road Trip and a New Love
In 2010, Susan Sarandon made a road trip through Chile and met Jonathan Bricklin, a film producer and the son of famous businessman Malcolm Bricklin. Sarandon and Bricklin started dating shortly after meeting but kept their relationship under wraps due to their big age gap. Sarandon was 31 years older than Bricklin, but if they didn't seem to mind about it, who are we to judge?
The couple paid no mind to the press calling Jonathan the actress’s “Boy-toy” and went on to have a loving relationship for six years. Honestly, with the way Sarandon sticks up for what she believes in, we wonder if they maybe could have gone even longer than that.
Sarandon Loves Ping-Pong
With her past as a competitive swimmer and the fact that she actually held the Olympic flag alongside Sophia Loren, we are not surprised to learn that Sarandon is a big sports fan. As it turns out, Sarandon is a big fan of ping-pong and is actually incredibly good at it!
In fact, she and her then-boyfriend Jonathan Bricklin opened a table tennis club called SPiN, as well as a bar in New York. SPiN became so popular through the years that it eventually turned into a huge company franchise with clubs all over the world. The bars offer Olympic-style ping-pong tables and full-service restaurants with extensive menus.
A Jack of All Trades
On top of her phenomenal acting skills in film and television, Susan Sarandon has also done extensive work as a narrator and presenter. Throughout her career, she has helped narrate over 25 documentary films that mostly deal with political and social justice topics — exactly the stuff she believes in.
Sarandon has also been the presenter for many episodes of the PBS T.V. series, “Independent Lens.” In the early 2000s, she also hosted “Mythos,” a documentary that features lectures by famous mythology professor Joseph Campbell. Most recently, Sarandon joined the Social Impact Advisory Board of the San Diego International Film Festival.
Voice Overs and a Country Music Dynasty
Starting in 2017, Sarandon got heavily into T.V., becoming a regular on the popular series “Ray Donovan.” She also had some fun with voice-overs, doing the voices of Aunt Agatha in the anime T.V. series “Neo Yokio” and no less than three characters in one episode of “Robot Chicken.”
One of the most recent roles she had on T.V. is that of Dottie Roman in the country music dynasty drama “Monarch,” which is worth watching simply to see Sarandon with a southern accent. She has also become the voice of Dr. Wong in the hit animation series “Rick and Morty.”