Susan Sarandon claims her sexuality is ‘up for grabs’
Susan Sarandon famously had a sexy on-screen tryst with Catherine Deneuve in the 1983 horror flick The Hunger.
What about any same-sex attractions off-screen?
‘I’m open,’ the Oscar winner tells PrideSource in an interview published today.
‘My sexual orientation is up for grabs, I guess you could say.’
Sarandon, 70, does not say whether she’s actually had affairs with other women.
She was married to actor Chris Sarandon for 12 years and with actor-director Tim Robbins for 21 years.
Sarandon has two sons with Robbins and a daughter – actress Eva Amurri – with Italian film director Franco Amurri.
‘Well, I’m a serial monogamist, so I haven’t really had a large dating career,’ she says.
‘I married Chris Sarandon when I was 20, and that went on for quite a while – each of my relationships have. I haven’t exactly been in the midst of a lot of offers of any kind. I’m still not! I don’t know what’s going on! (Laughs) But I think back in the ’60s it just was much more open.’
She does acknowledge an affair with a gay actor in the 1980s.
‘I did at one point have a very successful and very loving and wonderful affair with a man who then wasn’t with another woman after me, and that worked out fine! I don’t think you had to declare yourself as rigidly as you do now in terms of having to declare yourself almost politically about your sexual preference.’
He was Philip Sayer who also appeared in The Hunger.
‘He was a wonderful actor,’ Sarandon says. ‘He passed away, but yes, he was gay, and we had a great relationship in every way.’