Guest: Susan Sarandon
On this weeks episode we are honored to talk to Susan Sarandon - Oscar winning actress, producer, Ping-Pong enthusiast, social and political activist, and passionately committed to human rights.
Together with her production company Reframed Pictures; Susan Sarandon now embarks on a documentary project about one of her real inspirations, actress Hedy Lamarr! Lamarr was a Hollywood superstar know as the “the most beautiful woman in the world” but she had a secret life – as a brilliant inventor. Lamarr’s World War II invention changed history and our lives, and today is a technology that we use in cellphones, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi communication, but Hedy Lamarr would not get the recognition she deserved.
Because of her storied career, Sarandon was in a unique position to understand what it was like for Hedy Lamarr to fight hard for roles on screen while fighting harder to change the world off screen.
In this week’s episode we talk to Susan Sarandon about her new documentary but also why Hedy is an inspiration to her, how Sarandon has survived the pressures of Hollywood, why she is endorsing Bernie Sanders, the Oscar boycott, and SO much more!!
The documentary is directed by Alexandra Dean and will be released late Summer or early Fall 2016 in theaters, and on television Winter 2016/17.
Host/Producer: Christina Jeurling Birro
Producer: Renee Viterstedt
Editor: Tom Hansen
Theme Song: Carl Borg
Academy award-winning actress Susan Sarandon known for her performances in The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Thelma & Louise, Lorenzo’s Oil, Dead Man Walking and many more. Ms. Sarandon is also an activist for many progressive and political causes. She was honored for her work as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, an advocate for victims of hunger and HIV/AIDS, and a spokesperson for Heifer International.