They starred together in the career-making film "Thelma & Louise" 22 years ago, when both were in their 30s and 40s. But the love between Susan Sarandon, 66, and Geena Davis, 57, has only grown, judging from the photographs of the pair happily posing on the red carpet Thursday night in Los Angeles. The actresses and friends held hands and sat next to each other at Montage Beverly Hills for Heifer International's "Beyond Hunger: A Place At The Table" gala, a charity event benefiting marginalized women.
On their experience working together on the Ridley Scott-directed film, about two female friends who embark on a bandits-style adventure, Davis told the Wall Street Journal in 2011 that she hadn't anticipated the impact on women the film would eventually have.
"I don't think any of us in the movie had any idea the reaction it was going to get. It was very unusual because it had two excellent female parts, and I desperately wanted to be in it," she said.
Davis added: "Afterwards, I had women holding me by the lapels, so I could hear their story. And that experience really brought home to me how few opportunities we give women to feel like that about a movie."
Susan Sarandon and Geena Davis in "Thelma & Louise" in 1991:
Sarandon and Davis in 2013: