After Susan Sarandon took on the role of Catherine Ames in the 1998 film Twilight, she was shocked to discover that something alarming was taking place behind the scenes. When co-star Paul Newman unearthed this secret, however, he personally saw to it that things were put right. And two decades on, Sarandon finally revealed exactly what the movie legend had done for her.
Sarandon herself is no stranger to Hollywood, of course; indeed, she has been a regular presence on our screens for nearly 50 years now. The star was born as Susan Abigail Tomalin in Queens, New York, in October 1946, although she grew up in Edison, New Jersey, alongside her eight younger brothers and sisters.
Sarandon’s mother, Lenora Marie Criscione, came from an Italian family, while her father, Phillip Leslie Tomalin, was of British and Irish descent. And perhaps Tomalin’s profession inspired the future Academy Award winner’s career path; he had worked in TV production, after all, as well as in advertising and as a singer in a nightclub.