Susan Sarandon says she was a victim of casting couch

Oct 15, 2012

London: Oscar-winning actress Susan Sarandon has revealed that as a young hopeful in Hollywood she was the victim of a "disgusting" casting-couch experience.

The actress says the incident took place when she went to audition for a role, Elle magazine reported.

Susan Sarandon said that the experience was disgusting. AP

"It was not successful – for either of us. 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 though, it was so badly done," Sarandon said when asked if she ever had a casting-couch experience.

The 66-year-old actress did not reveal the name of the person or the audition.

Sarandon had her first audition at the age of 23 when she went to a casting call for the motion picture 'Joe', landing a major co-starring role in the film, which was released in 1970.

The actress went on to win an Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in the 1995 film 'Dead Man Walking'.

PTI

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