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Sarandon: It felt good to look bad

Published 06/07/2014 | 00:27

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Susan Sarandon stars in Tammy

Susan Sarandon has said she relished looking terrible in her new film.

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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."

The film also stars Kathy Bates, Dan Aykroyd and Toni Collette, and is produced by Will Ferrell.

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.

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