Susan Sarandon: ‘I thought Hillary was very dangerous. If she’d won, we’d be at war

Susan Sarandon at 71 is bright-eyed and airy, and perhaps shyer than she can publicly seem. When I walk into the room – a private members’ club in downtown New York, where she sits with a small dog at her feet – she doesn’t say hello or make eye-contact, giving what I suspect is a false impression of rudeness. It may also be that she is uncertain of her reception. For a long time Sarandon was despised by the right, her protests against the Vietnam war and US aggression in Nicaragua and Iraq making her the kind of target that, for progressives, is an affirmation of sorts. Her latest unpopularity, by contrast, comes exclusively from the left and is much tougher on Sarandon. “I’m not attacked from the right at all,” she will tell me. Instead, she is accused of not checking her white privilege, of throwing away her vote on a third-party candidate (the independent Jill Stein) during the US presidential election, and of recklessly espousing a political cause that let Trump in through the backdoor. Liberals in the US, it seems, can summon more hatred for Sarandon right now than they can for Paul Ryan.

  • BillyHW

    And it would have been a war on women!

  • BillyHW

    How can anyone be hated more than Paul Ryan?

  • Killer Marmot

    Paul Ryan is only an enemy of the left. Susan Sarandon is a traitor.

    And traitors are treated far harsher than mere enemies.

  • Spatchcocked

    Paul Ryan is a snake in the grass. The man is not sound.

  • Spatchcocked

    The article is simply a fluff piece to pimp the latest movie…..reading this dreck makes me check to see if I’ve grown tits.

  • Hard Little Machine

    She originally was a Berniebot, then when Bernie was robbed she said she ‘might’ vote for Trump. Then of course she voted for Hillary. Too bad all her brains are in her splendid rack.

    • John Boy

      That is a very old picture as is she.

      • kkruger71

        Yes it is an old picture, but have you seen any current ones? Still shockingly good for 71.

    • Tooth&Claw

      The article said she voted for Jill Stein? As for me I will always remember her as Janet in the Rocky Horror Picture Show.

      • Me too;)

      • Clink9


        Oops. Too many nights at the 99 cent Roxy Theatre.