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Susan Sarandon talks about being a mother, a starand a political activistIn an exclusive interview for Aljazeera English Susan Sarandon talks to Everywoman's Joanne Levine about being a mother, a major Hollywood star and her political activism and how being an activist affects both her careers and her personal life.
In the interview she criticises President Bush's decision to go to war in Iraq and believes that he intentionally misled the people over the issue of weapons of mass destruction.
Sarandon has expressed support for various tolerance and human rights causes. In 2000 she supported Ralph Nader's run for president; and in 2004 she supported efforts to persuade Nader not to run for president.
In 2007, Sarandon appeared at an anti-war rally in Washington D.C., with people such as Tim Robbins, and Jane Fonda. Her stance was: "Let us resist this war, let us hate war in all its forms, whether the weapon used is a missile or an airplane."
Ms Sarandon believes that people understand that she is an activist. But she is also very happy when people tell her they love all of her movies. Some people might not agree with some of things she has said or done, but most people see her as sincere in what she believes.Over the years Sarandon has built up a network of people that offer her support. She believes there is loneliness in being an activist that comes from the fact that you do not always see an immediate positive response to your work.
An Everywoman exclusive - Susan Sarandon in conversation with Joanne Levine.
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