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Susan Sarandon Had An Affair With David Bowie

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After nearly four decades as a movie star, one would think that we’ve learned all there is to know about actress Susan Sarandon. However, in a new interview, she reveals that she once had an affair with David Bowie.

The relationship took place while the two of them were making the 1983 film, ‘The Hunger,’ a film in which Bowie and Catherine Deneuve portrayed a vampire couple. Sarandon, then in her mid-30s. had gotten divorced a few years earlier when they met.

“He’s worth idolizing,” she told the Daily Beast. “He’s extraordinary. That was a really interesting period. I wasn’t supposed to have kids, and I’m the oldest of nine and had mothered all of them, so I wasn’t ever in a mode to where I was looking to settle down and raise a family, so that definitely changes the gene pool you’re dipping into. But Bowie’s just a really interesting person, and so bright. He’s a talent, and a painter, and…he’s great.” [emphasis hers]

Sarandon didn’t give any other details about Bowie, but did give some other surprising news about her indulgences. At an age (67) when most people have long-stopped their partygoing ways, she said she still takes drugs, but only under the right circumstances.

“My attitude about marijuana or anything is, ‘Don’t be stoned if you have to pretend you’re not,’” she continued. “So I’d never do drugs if I was taking care of my kids. I like doing it in the Grand Canyon, or in the woods. You want to be prepared and not have responsibilities. It does remind you of your space in the universe — your place in the universe — and reframe things for you. I think you can have some very profound experiences.”

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