Susan Sarandon has a new interview with the Pioneer Press about her new movie ‘Arbitrage’, with Richard Gere. She talks about she viewed it as a love story, and how her views on her character and her career has changed as a mother.
She says, "Whatever it is, for me, it's a love story -- even 'Dead Man Walking' was a love story about redemption."
She talks about the argument she had with Tim Robbins about the film ‘Dead Man Walking’, saying, “"I said, 'No, it's a love story about these two people. He disagreed. He talked about the death penalty aspect, which I never really thought the movie was about. But, when we got around to filming the scenes in prison with Sean Penn and I, Tim said, 'Oh, now I get it.' No matter where you come down on the death penalty, this is a story about a person, this nun, who is filled with love without judgment, the kind of unquestioning love that is what a religious person tries to express."
She also talks about how the unconditional love of a mother for her children is easy to relate to, saying, “"So much of my identity now is about being a mother. It gives me something to hang onto if all the other stuff fails, having kids who I want to have dinner with and who teach me things. I'm an actor second -- an aging actor second -- and being a mom is by far the most important part of me."