Susan Sarandon on Inner Beauty
Positive Perspective continued...
As a child of the '60s, she still embodies many hippie ideals. "Trying
to remember to breathe is an important thing. Enjoying and remembering how
lucky [you are] to still be here, and [investing] in friends," she
Sarandon remains busy in an industry that has traditionally passed over
women over 50. With so much going on, something's got to give, and recently
it's been sleep. "I have been burning the candle at both ends -- going home
every weekend during filming for things including birthday parties for Jack and
Miles," she says.
With so much going on at home and in Hollywood, Sarandon and her family
share a big calendar where everyone can coordinate.
As for the division of labor on the home front, "I am definitely the
entree and [Tim] is the dessert," she says. "I am the worrier and the
one that is nagging and making dental appointments," she says.
She is also the one to nag her children about wearing sunscreen. "I have
always slathered my kids with sunblock. I tell my daughter she'll thank me on
my death bed for that, at least."
Sarandon became a mother at 39, bearing her last child at 45. "Having
kids so late, it's not even an option to die young," she says.
Or even slow down, it seems.