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I had an affair with David Bowie and at 67 I still take drugs: Susan Sarandon

IANS  Los Angeles, July 27, 2014
First Published: 15:57 IST(27/7/2014) | Last Updated: 16:11 IST(27/7/2014)

Actor Susan Sarandon has revealed she had a passionate relationship with David Bowie – but called it off because she did not want children. The actress starred with the legendary musician in the 1983 horror film The Hunger. She claims the pair, both now 67, dated around that time.

While confirming rumours about her having a secret fling with Bowie in the 1980s in an interview with The Daily Beast, Sarandon said: That was a really interesting period.

Earlier this year, her friend Melissa MCCarthy sent gossips into a spin when she mentioned the romance at an awards ceremony in Beverly Hills.

Neither Sarandon nor Bowie responded to the rumour at that time, but now the actress has spoken out to confirm that she did have a relationship with the "Starman" hitmaker around the time they worked together on the movie.

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When asked in an interview if she has ever dated a rockstar, she replied, "Bowie... Yeah. He's worth idolising. He's extraordinary."

"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," she added.

In the revealing interview, the Thelma And Louise star also spoke of her penchant for magic mushrooms and a psychedelic tea called Ayahuasca and said that if people smoked marijuana rather than drinking alcohol it would ‘make for a much more gentle world’.

She said she prefers to take drugs outside as ‘it does remind you of your space in the universe – your place in the universe – and reframe things for you. I think you can have some very profound experiences’.

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