Sarandon: It felt good to look bad
Published 06/07/2014 | 00:27
Susan Sarandon has said she relished looking terrible in her new film.
The actress, 67, plays grandmother Pearl in comedy-caper Tammy, alongside Bridesmaids star Melissa McCarthy.
Susan had a make-under for the film, in which she donned a short salt and pepper perm and baggy, washed-out pastel blouses - and often had a bottle of liquor in hand.
"It's very liberating to look that bad," said the star, who placed peppercorns in her shoes to force a limp.
"We just accentuated everything I would normally hide. And so it didn't matter if I was sweaty or the lighting was bad.
"That was kind of cool in hindsight."
Melissa also co-wrote the film with her husband Ben Falcone.
"Ben came downstairs having just woken up and said, 'I had a weird dream and I have to write it,. You go on a road trip with your grandmother and she drinks and she sleeps around, so I'm going to write that'," Melissa said.
"And I was like 'All right!' That was about six years ago."
:: Tammy is in cinemas now.