05 January 2010
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Academy-Award© winning actress Susan Sarandon (Thelma & Louise, Rocky Horror Picture Show) has played her fair share of emotional characters on screen. The four-time Oscar nominated actress tells CineMovie her tips to handling challenging roles which doesn't include method-acting for this talented actress. Fans review THE LOVELY BONES
In Peter Jackson's THE LOVELY BONES, the Bill Durham (Kevin Costner) star plays the unconventional Grandma Lynn. In the adaptation of Alice Sebold's best selling novel, Susie Salmon is murdered by Stanley Tucci's Mr. Harvey in 1973 on her way home. Her mother (Rachel Weisz) and father (Mark Wahlberg) mourn the loss of their daughter. While some actors in THE LOVELY BONES couldn't leave their emotions behind on set, Susan Sarandon has figured out how to handle those difficult days on set.
Susan Sarandon (Thelma and Louise, The Rocky Horror Picture Show) probably had the easiest time on set as the unconventional Grandma Lynn. As the boozing and serial smoker granny, the Dead Man Walking star admitted she had "fun" playing the character responsible for the comic relief in THE LOVELY BONES. Having played a grieving mother in Lorenzo's Oil, Sarandon was more than happy to take the job that had her "once removed" said the Thelma & Louise actress. "My function within the bigger picture was to be hilarious. It was great not dealing with what this poor gal (Rachel) and Mark had to do. I've been there and lost many a child on celluloid."
Sarandon was not without challenges in THE LOVELY BONES. Her only worry was not playing Grandma Lynn as a caricature but as a real person.
Sarandon describes how she tackles emotional days on set in the video above.
THE LOVELY BONES expands into movie theaters January 15, 2010.