Susan Sarandon has never been the sort of actor to sign her good name on to a movie just because it would bring in those $$$, and she didn't make any exceptions when she was asked to get on board with the juggernaut that is Independence Day Resurgence.
In an interview about her newest movie The Meddler, Sarandon revealed that she was approached to be a part of the long-awaited second installment of Independence Day but she trashed the idea as soon as she laid eyes on the script. she told Huffington Post:
"No, not a comic book movie. Occasionally you’ll get an offer with a huge amount of money and it’s almost sure that it’s going to be terrible. I’ve been offered a few disaster movies that I just didn’t think I could do with a straight face. I don’t have anything against them, but when I read them, I was just like, 'Ugh.' Oh, actually I did just turn down a big, big Part 2 of something. When I read the script, I couldn’t understand what was going on. I just couldn’t understand it. Seriously. A lot of the people from the original one were not going to be doing it, and I read it and I just thought, 'No. I can’t. I just can’t.'”
Although Sarandon didn't initially name Independence Day, the interviewer got the hint from the answer she gave when they asked her outright if it was the alien invasion franchise, to which Susan nodded vigorously and asked:
"How did you know?"
The candid Sarandon also dished up some more reasons about exactly why she thought the script was so nose-wrinklingly terribly by dishing:
"I read it and I did not have the faintest idea. They said, 'Wait till you see how your character dies.' And I read that part and thought, 'It’s not so great, actually. It’s not so interesting.'”
If you were interested in how Sarandon's character died, she was apparently "killed by a monster in two seconds," so there you have it.
If you haven't seen the trailer for Independence Day: Resurgence yet, here it is in all its glory:
Do you think Independence Day: Resurgence will prove Susan Sarandon wrong?
(Source: Huffington Post)