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Susan Sarandon: It's hard not to be bitter

Susan Sarandon says that it is difficult not to be negative as an "older woman" in Hollywood.

The 65-year-old actress has had a long standing career in the industry which has not always been easy.

She told People magazine that it's hard to find good roles for someone of her age.

"It's true there aren't that many good parts," the actress said. "I've had my disappointments. It's hard to be in this business and not be an alcoholic or a drug addict or bitter as an older woman."

But Susan says "that's one of the things you have to make your peace with - or get out of the business because everyone has those moments. I'm not the only one."

Susan also revealed that before she even turned 40 she was told that her days of being sexy were over.

"I was told by John Cassavetes when I did The Tempest never to be a mom because I would not be sensual anymore," Susan revealed. "I think I laughed."

Susan went on to have three children; Eva Amurri, 27, with film director Franco Amurri and sons Jack, 22, and Miles, 19, with ex partner Tim Robbins.

Susan says that she definitely still feels sensual and has a lot to offer.

"I'm happy to be considered desirable. I love it!" Susan said. "I think there's a lot of guys who like strong women. Maybe because women have raised sons who have different expectations. I think we can take some credit for that!"

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