Susan Sarandon On What Life Would Be Like For ‘Thelma & Louise’ Had They Lived

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Twenty-five years ago, director Ridley Scott's "Thelma & Louise" hit theaters and shocked moviegoers with the film's violence and controversial ending.

In the May 2016 issue of Harper's Bazaar, actresses Susan Sarandon and Geena Davis reminisced about "that" ending, what Thelma and Louise would be doing if they hadn't gone off that cliff and who they're excited about in Hollywood now. 

"Where would they be now, if they'd lived? Well, Thelma's definitely not with her husband anymore!" Sarandon said. "One would only hope she found Brad [Pitt] again. [Laughs.] Maybe Louise became a lesbian. That would be fabulous."  

Considering the infamous ending still stands, Davis admitted that there's no way the two will ever do a sequel. But when the movie came out in 1991, many thought that "Thelma & Louise" would inspire new roles for women in Hollywood.

Can they be in every movie? 
Can they be in every movie? 

"One very common theme in the press was, 'This changes everything,'" Davis said. "'Now there are going to be so many female buddy pictures, so many female action figures, This just completely rewrites everything,' and it didn't. The really short answer is, it didn't do shit." 

Though the movie industry still has a long way to go in terms of writing meatier, more fulfilling roles for women, Davis insisted that she's proud of the actresses taking over Hollywood today

"What gives me hope now are the young girls -- Lena Dunham, Jennifer Lawrence -- in Hollywood," Davis said. "I love all of them. I love everything they're doing; I love how outspoken they are ... I don't think anybody would've said there weren't enough parts for women because it would have sounded like you were complaining."

To read more of Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon's interview with Harper's Bazaar, head here. 



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