Susan Sarandon takes on daughter's wild character in 'That's My Boy' (Video)
In "That's My Boy," Susan Sarandon and her daughter Eva Amurri Martino take turns playing the role of a seductive teacher who sleeps with Adam Sandler's character as a 13-year-old boy, with Martino playing the younger teacher and Sarandon playing the character as an older inmate. Both actresses said they had fun the shooting the film.
Sarandon explained to OnTheRedCarpet.com host Rachel Smith that she signed on for the role because she was a fan of Sandler's work and was looking to have a good time.
"I love 'Punch Drunk Love,' so I'm a fan of him and I hear that he has a lot of fun when he works," Sarandon said. "He was smart enough to cast my daughter and I saw the stuff that she'd done and he said, 'You know, wouldn't it be funny if you played her older?'"
"It was just such an outrageous idea but it just seemed so funny. I thought, 'What the hell, why not? Go to Boston, have a good time.' And it worked out."
In The film, Sandler stars as Donny Berger (Sandler), a man who fathered a son when he was 13 with his teacher (Eva Amurri Martino / Susan Sarandon). Donny's son Todd (Samberg), cut ties with his father after his 18th birthday and 12 years later, is getting ready to marry his fiancee (Leighton Meester). Donny finds out about his son's wedding and tries to reconnect with him to hopefully get help to avoid being jailed for failing to pay $43,000 to the IRS.
"I asked them if I could mimic her entrance when I saw her film and they said, 'Yeah that's a great idea.' So, even though I'm in that horrible orange thing," Sarandon later said of her character's entrance.
Martino was born to Sarandon and Italian filmmaker Franco Amurri. She got her start in Hollywood appearing in several of her mother's films including "Dead Man Walking," "Anywhere but Here" and "The Banger Sisters."
The 27-year-old actress went on to star opposite Macaulay Culkin, Mandy Moore and Jena Malone in the dark comedy "Saved!" and in films like "The Education of Charlie Banks," "The Life Before Her Eyes," "Middle of Nowhere" and "New York, I Love You."
In October, she married former MLS soccer player Kyle Martino.
Martino said of her character in the film, "She's pretty wild, she's a little inappropriate, to say the least."
The actress shared scenes with Justin Weaver, who plays young Donny and was 13-years-old when the movie was filmed.
"He was so sweet," Martino said of Weaver. "I must have apologized to him 100 times for being such a creep around him and like, oh my gosh, some of the things I had to say to him and do. But you know what? For Sandler, anything."
Martino also warns of the "totally raunchy" film, "Be careful who you bring to see this movie because you might end up feeling really awkward sitting next to them if you have not the most open relationship."
"That's My Boy" hit theaters on June 15. Check out the trailer below.
Additional reporting by Rachel Smith, host of KABC Television's entertainment show "On The Red Carpet" (check for local TV listings).