Susan Sarandon, Geena Davis celebrate 'Thelma & Louise's 20th anniversary, praise Brad Pitt
Susan Sarandon and Geena Davis reunited in Toronto on Tuesday, June 7, to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the actresses' Oscar-winning film "Thelma & Louise" and praised their co-star, Brad Pitt.
In the 1991 film, the two played friends who embark on a road trip and accidentally become outlaws along the way after one of them shoots a would-be rapist. Pitt portrays a paroled robber who befriends the women. His part marked his breakout film role.
Thelma, played by Davis, shares a steamy sex scene with Pitt's character and told a crowd at Toronto's Roy Thomson Hall that she wanted the blond actor, touted as one of Hollywood's best-looking male stars, to play bad boy J.D. Billy Baldwin was supposed to assume the role but dropped out to star in the 1991 movie "Backdraft." (Check out other roles actors and actresses almost played).
The newspaper quoted Sarandon, 64, as saying: "He was quite something."
Davis recalled an akward moment on set with Pitt.
"I kept losing my place and I'm like, 'Oh my God, I'm totally screwing it up for this guy,"' CTV Toronto quoted her as saying. "Ridley was personally spraying Evian (water) not on me, on Brad's stomach."
"Thelma & Louise" won an Oscar for screenwriting and earned more than $45 million at the U.S. box office. Sarandon and Davis each earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Leading Actress, while Ridley Scott was nominated for Best Director.
Since the film was released, Sarandon later went on to star in movies such as the 1995 flick "Dead Man Walking," which finally earned her an Oscar after being nominated for one four times beforehand, as well as "Alfie," "Elizabethtown," "Enchanted" and "The Lovely Bones."
Sarandon recently filmed the movie "Jeff Who Lives at Home," a comedy starring Jason Segel and is currently shooting the film "Arbitrage," a thriller featuring Richard Gere.
Sarandon is also set to star in the sci-fi flick "Cloud Atlas," which stars Tom Hanks and Halle Berry and is due to hit theaters on May 4, 2012, and also play Adam Sandler's character's lover and Andy Samberg's character's mother in the comedy "I Hate You, Dad," which is set for release on June 15, 2012.
Davis is also known for films such as the 1992 baseball drama "A League of Our Own," the 1995 movie "Cutthroat Island" and the "Stuart Little" children's films. In 2000, she starred in her own television series, "The Geena Davis Show," which ended a year later.
Davis also played the U.S. president in the television show "Commander In Chief," which ran between 2005 and 2006. Her last major role was in 2009, when she starred in the comedy film "Accidents Happen."