Susan Sarandon and David Bowie Once Had a Freaky Deaky Love Affair


Susan Sarandon recently chatted with The Daily Beast‘s Marlow Stern to promote her new film The Last of Robin Hood and as far as celebrity interviews go, this one was pretty damn great. Sarandon talked about psychedelic mushrooms, why she doesn’t like Woody Allen (hint: it’s probably part of the reason why you don’t like Woody Allen) and reveals how she used to hook up with DAVID BOWIE in the early ’80s.

The Last of Robin Hood (co-starring Dakota Fanning and Kevin Kline) tells the story of a young actress’ relationship with the much older Errol Flynn. This led Stern to ask:

Have you ever had a wild love affair with a big celebrity?
There was a 14- or-15-year difference between Louis Malle and I. We met on a set. That was such a learning experience because he was French, had a truffle farm, and I really hadn’t spent a lot of time in Europe. That was really valuable. But in terms of hooking up with movie stars, I got married really young, which knocked out most of my 20s to be fucking around. There have been a couple of famous, pretty interesting ones. One rock star, and another actor. But I’m pretty much a nester and tend to be monogamous.
Who was the rock star?


Apparently, it happened while Bowie and Sarandon were both acting in the 1983 Tony Scott vampire movie The Hunger. And don’t worry — she has nothing but good things to say about her former paramour so your Thin White Duke fantasies can continue unfettered:

He’s worth idolizing. He’s extraordinary. That was a really interesting period…Bowie’s just a really interesting person, and so bright. He’s a talent, and a painter, and… he’s great.


In less sexy news, Sarandon and Stern — discussing May-December romances — also delved into Woody Allen:

I have issues with Woody Allen… but that’s another story.
What are those issues?
I think he really tore that family apart in a way that was horrible, and hasn’t really dealt with the aftermath. He’s always had a reputation for being with younger girls—I mean youngergirls. And also, that young woman [Soon-Yi] was very vulnerable, and I think it was very hard for the siblings, and certainly for Mia. You just don’t go there. You don’t go there.

To end on a high note, here’s what she had to say about her trip to Burning Man last year:

I’m not new to the idea of mushrooms.

Sigh. If only all promotional interviews were this exciting.

Images via The Hunger.

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