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Susan Sarandon: I'm the memory-maker

Susan Sarandon has spoken about how she is able to maintain such a youthful persona at the age of 67.

The Academy Award-winning actress is expecting her first grandchild, as her daughter Eva Amurri Martino is due to give birth to a little girl any day now.

And Susan is planning on spoiling the baby rotten.

"Mostly I see myself as a memory-maker for my kids and my grandkids," she told People magazine. "It's just for me to take them places and do things with them – [Eva] can hold down the fort, and I'll do all the fun stuff."

Susan admits she doesn’t yet know how to do certain things typically associated with grandmothers.

But she’s open to learning any new activities that would delight her granddaughter.

"I have to learn to knit," Susan mused. "I do some crafty things, but I have not yet learned to knit. But I'll do whatever she needs me to do."

The thespian recently released her new comedy Tammy, which also stars Melissa McCarthy and Dan Aykroyd.

Susan describes her character in the film as a “cranky, pill-popping drunkard”, but her lifestyle is much more healthy in real life.

The 67-year-old star even took up boxing recently and she’s starting to love throwing swings at giant stuffed bags.

“Someone gave me lessons as a gift, then I continued, and I like it," Susan shared. "I like the gym. It's really fun with all the boxers, and it's fun to hit – it's a workout!"

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