Susan Sarandon Talks About Her "Disgusting" Casting Couch Experience
Another day, another story about sexism in the entertainment industry.Susan Sarandon recently spoke with Elle Magazine about her own awful experience with the casting couch as a young actress.
Sarandon described it this way (via Radar Online): "I just went into a room, and a guy practically threw me on the desk. It was my early days in New York, and it was really disgusting. It wasn’t like I gave it a second [thought], it was so badly done."
No one came away from that experience for the better, she explains: "It was not successful - for either of us."
As horrifying as the story is, we're glad that she managed to rise to the top in the business anyway and have the last laugh.
The topic is nothing new, but there's been a lot of discussion about sexism in Hollywood in recently.
A female director recently wrote a post describing how being a woman got in way of landing a gig. The story of actress Tippi Hedren, who was sexually harassed by Alfred Hitchcock back in the day, is getting a dramatic retelling on HBO. And this week, we heard a claim that Danny DeVito has a reputation for sleeping with beautiful young extras in the hopes that it would further their career.