Susan Sarandon had a Hard Time Playing Melissa McCarthy’s Grandma in ‘Tammy’
Filmmakers behind new comedy Tammy had to use drastic prosthetics to age Susan Sarandon so moviegoers would believe she was Melissa McCarthy’s grandma.
The Bridesmaids star, 43, reveals even her 67-year-old co-star’s feet and ankles had to be covered up – because Sarandon is perfect from head to toe.
She says, “The amount of effort that went into, like, taking the glow off her… like whose ankles are gorgeous? We had to make prosthetic ankles.
“I was like, ‘Oh, for God’s sake… Your ankles are too good looking?’ And then I’d look at her ankles and I was like, ‘Oh my God, you’ve got gorgeous ankles’. They’re young and vibrant.”
And some scenes had to be reshot over and over because Sarandon looked “too good”.
McCarthy adds, “I was like, ‘Is it looking like pretty lighting? Do we both look too good…?’ (They’d say), ‘No, just Susan… You’re fine, Susan seems to be glowing from within’.”
Tammy premieres in theaters today.
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