Actress Susan Sarandon — who is gearing up to bring to life the most vicious feud in Hollywood history between Bette Davis and Joan Crawford in TV series Feud — has long been an advocate for LGBT rights. And in a recent interview, she took the opportunity to once again confirm that she really is a spectacular human being.
Talking to Pride Source, the 70-year-old Oscar winner spoke about the "queer cred" she's earned among the LGBT community around the world, before revealing that she herself is very open to experiences when it comes to her sexuality. In particular, she stated that she was pleased that people shouldn't have to "declare [their sexuality] as rigidly" as they used to.
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As well as reiterating that labels essentially mean nothing, she also admitted that she once had a relationship with Philip Sayer, a British gay actor who starred with her in vampire flick The Hunger back in the '80s. She said:
"I did at one point have a very successful and very loving and wonderful affair with a man who then wasn't with another woman after me, and that worked out fine! I don't think you had to declare yourself as rigidly as you do now in terms of having to declare yourself almost politically about your sexual preference."
Talking of the brief love affair, she added:
"Yeah. Philip Sayer (who also starred in "The Hunger") - he was a wonderful actor. He passed away, but yes, he was gay, and we had a great relationship in every way."
Despite this though, #SusanSarandon also admitted that she hasn't actually been that active in the Hollywood dating scene. Yet, although she considers herself to be a "serial monogamist," her sexual orientation is still very fluid and she's very open to people of any gender. She said:
“I’m a serial monogamist, so I haven’t really had a large dating career. I haven’t exactly been in the midst of a lot of offers of any kind. I’m still not! I don’t know what’s going on! But I think back in the '60s it just was much more open. I'm open. My sexual orientation is up for grabs, I guess you could say.”
Feud airs on FX on March 12, 2017. Here's the trailer:
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(Source: Pride Source)