Susan Sarandon is profiled in New York magazine talking about her life since her split from Tim Robbins late last year. She opens up about her new tattoos (scroll down for photos), her kids and her partnership in ping-pong club SPiN with Jonathan Bricklin, 33.
On her breakup:
"The nation mourned. I had a lot of people who came up to me and were not as upset as I was--but were definitely upset. I did feel a sense of responsibility, because I knew that people had a certain idea of how I was and who we were. And in that sense ..." She cuts herself off. "But on your deathbed, it's not really going to matter how those people felt."
On mother-child tattoos (photos below):
Lately, they've been getting tattoos with their mother. First, Eva got the Latin word "conscientia" printed in an old-fashioned typewriter font. Jack considered getting a classic mom-heart tattoo on his chest, but Sarandon treated him to an image of Ganesh instead. On Sarandon's spine, her children's initials scroll down, printed in the New York Times font. And above her wrist, there's a spiky band formed by the blue letters ANDAND: "A New Dawn A New Day." That one hurt a lot, she says.
Bricklin on rumors that he and Sarandon are dating:
"No," he says. "No, no. But we spend a lot of time together--a lot of time." He's adjusted to the tabloids. "I don't read the papers that often, but I walk by and I kind of scoff at whoever's there. So when the equivalent happened to me, I was just horrified. And then I got over it, a day later. Business was notably better from the first article on. I mean, I'm happy as shit if that sells things.
"It wouldn't be as funny if Susan was more concerned about that," he adds, glancing over at her. "But she's cool. Her family's cool. So everything's fine."
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