Susan Sarandon Thinks Her 'Thelma & Louise' Character May Have Become a Lesbian If She Had Lived

by Sophie Schillaci 11:06 AM PDT, April 12, 2016
Playing Susan Sarandon Thinks Her 'Thelma & Louise' Character May Have Become a Lesbian If She Had Lived

It's a Thelma & Louise reunion!

Susan Sarandon and Geena Davis got together for a photo shoot for Harper's Bazaar in honor of the iconic film's 25th anniversary, and even mused about what might have become of their characters if they had lived through the credits.

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"Well, Thelma's definitely not with her husband anymore! One would only hope she found Brad [Pitt] again," Sarandon told the mag with a laugh. "Maybe Louise became a lesbian. That would be fabulous. Maybe she continued her trip and ended up running an Airbnb. I certainly could drive better by the end of the movie, so maybe I became a driver of some sort."

Photo: Harper's Bazaar

Davis couldn't help but gush about Sarandon, declaring, "She changed my life." Davis added that the former co-stars still sometimes get together -- and it causes quite a stir when they do.

"We're really good friends," Davis said. "Oh, in New York one time, we were walking to lunch together. We're used to whatever level of people recognizing us, but together it was crazy. There were a couple of screeching brakes. People ask me, 'Is there going to be a sequel?' And I'm like, 'What the heck do you think happened to them?!'"

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Speaking with ET in October 2015, Davis looked back on some of the more surprising reactions to her groundbreaking role in Thelma & Louise.

"It really struck a nerve in a good way, and it got a lot of strange, negative reactions too, like, 'Now the world is ruined. Women have guns,'" Davis said of the cultural reaction to her character. "That was very eye-opening for me, because it made me realize how few opportunities we give women to come out of a movie theater really excited and inspired by the female characters. Then it turned out my very next movie was League [of Their Own], and I had teenage girls coming up to me and saying, 'I play sports because of that movie!'"

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