‘He’s worth idolizing’: Susan Sarandon discusses dating David Bowie in the early-’80s


Here’s a celebrity power couple that would put Kanye West and Kim Kardashian to shame (well, more shame): Actress Susan Sarandon has discussed her relationship with rock legend David Bowie in a new interview with the Daily Beast.

The star of the summer comedy film Tammy (sorry Melissa McCarthy) touches on a variety of topics in the interview (which is a must-read all the way through), but things get real good mid-way in, when Sarandon reveals she dated Bowie around the time of The Hunger, which would be roughly 1983.

We’re not sure if this is common knowledge, but it sure is news to us.


Here’s an excerpt:

Last of Robin Hood also centers on a young woman who falls for a rakish older movie star. Have you ever had a wild love affair with a big celebrity?

There was a 14- or-15-year difference between Louis Malle and I. We met on a set. That was such a learning experience because he was French, had a truffle farm, and I really hadn’t spent a lot of time in Europe. That was really valuable. But in terms of hooking up with movie stars, I got married really young, which knocked out most of my 20s to be fucking around. There have been a couple of famous, pretty interesting ones. One rock star, and another actor. But I’m pretty much a nester and tend to be monogamous.


Who was the rock star?


Get out. That man is a legend. Did that happen around the time of The Hunger?

Yeah. He’s worth idolizing. He’s extraordinary. That was a really interesting period. I wasn’t supposed to have kids, and I’m the oldest of nine and had mothered all of them, so I wasn’t ever in a mode to where I was looking to settle down and raise a family, so that definitely changes the gene pool you’re dipping into. But Bowie’s just a really interesting person, and so bright. He’s a talent, and a painter, and… he’s great.


Bowie, meanwhile, recently promised “more music soon” at a recent charity event. His 24th and most recent album, The Next Day, was released last year.

Hot damn all around.