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Susan Sarandon on Inner Beauty

Positive Perspective continued...

As a child of the '60s, she still embodies many hippie ideals. "Trying to remember to breathe is an important thing. Enjoying and remembering how lucky [you are] to still be here, and [investing] in friends," she says.

Sarandon remains busy in an industry that has traditionally passed over women over 50. With so much going on, something's got to give, and recently it's been sleep. "I have been burning the candle at both ends -- going home every weekend during filming for things including birthday parties for Jack and Miles," she says.

With so much going on at home and in Hollywood, Sarandon and her family share a big calendar where everyone can coordinate.

As for the division of labor on the home front, "I am definitely the entree and [Tim] is the dessert," she says. "I am the worrier and the one that is nagging and making dental appointments," she says.

She is also the one to nag her children about wearing sunscreen. "I have always slathered my kids with sunblock. I tell my daughter she'll thank me on my death bed for that, at least."

Sarandon became a mother at 39, bearing her last child at 45. "Having kids so late, it's not even an option to die young," she says.

Or even slow down, it seems.

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Reviewed on March 24, 2005

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