Geena Davis & Susan Sarandon reunite for THR, talk about Brad Pitt’s hot abs

THR cover

The Hollywood Reporter’s new issue is devoted to “Hollywood’s 100 Favorite Films,” which I guess should not be confused with “the greatest films” or anything. These are the films that you love to watch over and over. Films like… Thelma & Louise. Which, you know, still holds up. Have you watched it recently? It totally holds up. So for the cover story, THR reunited Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon for some photos and a great conversation about how the iconic movie was made. You can read the Q&A here. My favorite part was when they started talking about Brad Pitt, who pretty much became a star overnight with his supporting part as a cowboy hustler/armed robber.

THR: The shoot was no doubt very physically demanding. Which scene was the toughest?

SARANDON:I think that love scene you had with Brad [Pitt] was really hard.

DAVIS: It was very challenging! (Laughs.) I just didn’t know how to get into it. This was Brad’s first big film.

THR: What were your first impressions of him?

DAVIS I actually read with him first — there were five candidates for the role. And then he came in — this is so embarrassing — but I got a little distracted during the scene, you know? I was forgetting my lines. I was like, “I’m totally screwing up this kid’s audition.” (Laughs.)

SARANDON He’s told stories about how professional I was and how I made him a professional — I don’t remember any of that! It seemed like it was absolutely, absolutely easy for him. When I saw the movie and I saw him in the scene in the police station, that’s when I knew that he really was something special. There was really something there. He’s a very smart guy.

DAVIS Ridley’s also very much into the look of things. He was personally spraying the Evian on Brad’s stomach for the shots where you see his abs and I’m like, “Hello!”

SARANDON What about you?

DAVIS “I guess I look fine?” (Laughs.)

[From THR]

God, remember that sex scene? That is a great sex scene. I remember seeing it and wanting Susan Sarandon and Michael Madsen to have a torrid love scene too, because everybody could see that it was going to be the last time they saw each other. *wipes away tear*

Anyway, THR’s package for this special issue is pretty good – they reunited Quentin Tarantino, Uma Thurman and John Travolta, which isn’t that big of a deal considering they just did that at Cannes. But they also reunited Ali McGraw and Ryan O’Neal from Love Storygo here to see the slideshow.


Photos courtesy of The Hollywood Reporter.

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  1. PunkyMomma says:

    Two very classy women. As for the other pics, I would not have recognized Ali McGraw – -

  2. Snazzy says:

    They both still look so beatiful :)

  3. Rhiley says:

    Wow, Ali McGraw is still a beauty, and as much as I want to hate on her looks because I am sure the is some subtle work done, Gena Davis is still a knock out as well. Her figure is gorgeous and her smile is dynamite. She looks like she really takes care of herself, and I appreciate how she can speak with confidence without coming across as a b*tch.

  4. MrsBPitt says:

    Geena Davis and Brad…..she’s soooooooo lucky!!!!!!

  5. Virgilia Coriolanus says:

    When I read the headline, I was like, why are they talking about Brad Pitt–I feel like such a dummy for forgetting that he was in the movie….I’ve only seen it once, many years ago.

  6. TJ says:

    I love Susan Sarandon & Genna Davis. Nice pictures.

  7. A.Key says:

    I love them to death, but these images are photoshopped beyond recognition. Why?? They still look lovely as they are, despite not looking 30 anymore.

  8. Luca26 says:

    This isn’t an ageist crack on Brad at all but I think that was and will always be the hottest he ever was on screen. I think he really was a version of that guy a kid straight out of Missouri ready to get laid at anytime and I was just so happy for Geena Davis’s character that she was finally getting some hot sex in her life.

    I love that movie!

  9. Sisi says:

    kinda bummed that an headline article in a magazine about an iconic movie about two women is mostly not about the two actresses, but about an how two actresses are talking about an actor with 10 minutes screentime who isn’t even present for the interview.

    I’d rather read about Geena and Susan :(

    • Kaylar says:

      Um, you are aware this is but a tiny excerpt of a larger piece? That they do talk about other things? Did you honestly think they’d skip the part where the biggest male star in the world was making, if not his debut, his breakout role starring opposite them? It’s a couple of comments that they *wanted* to make – they sound pretty giggly and cute about it….so settle down there sparky. Sad to see your peculiar ‘not over it’ bitterness is getting in the way of your common sense.

  10. Nia says:

    I know this going to sound a bit off but when I first saw the movie in the theater and saw Brad. I just couldn’t get past the nose. I prefer my men with more prominient noses. To this day, when I think of the movie and him, I think nostrils. I think he is more attractive now.

  11. Nia says:

    Got side-tracked by the whole nose memory. But Thelma and Louise is one of my top three favorite.
    Love them both.

  12. blue marie says:

    They both look fantastic, love that movie

  13. GIRLFACE says:

    They are both stunning! I love both these women. Super classy and aging gracefully. What a great movie.

  14. serena says:

    Two beautiful women, nice photos and well.. who can resists young Brad’s abs???