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SUSAN SARANDON AND SHARON STONE STUNNING AT THE TORONTO FILM FESTIVAL


September 9, 2002
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Movie legend Dustin Hoffman’s latest film Moonlight Mile had its world premiere at the Toronto Film Festival on Monday, but it was his sexy co-star Susan Sarandon and a glamorous Sharon Stone who really set flashbulbs popping on the red carpet. Susan showed off her form in a figure-hugging black dress, while Sharon, in a surprise appearance, was all-Hollywood in funky shades and a dazzling colourful number.

Moonlight Mile features Susan and Dustin as a married couple – and the two jokingly agreed that their on-screen union could well have been a reality. “I think Susan and I could have been married,” says Dustin, who brought real-life wife Lisa to the debut. “I think (we) could still have been together after many years.”

Susan, the longtime partner of actor Tim Robbins, also felt the on-screen chemistry. “I don’t know how to explain it. When I saw the movie I thought ‘Have we been married? Have we been together?’,” she says. “Dustin is very open, very funny and really gifted. A little obsessive, very sexy.”

In the film, the two Oscar winners play a couple whose daughter dies suddenly, leading the young woman’s fiancé, played by Jake Gyllenhaal, to move into the household. As the family come to terms with her death, the fiancé meets another woman and wonders whether to follow this new love or continue grieving.

Dustin says the movie is an original, a feat that not many new films seem to manage. “The director (Brad Siberling) wrote a script that Hollywood does not really want to do today,” he explains. “This is the sort of script that would have been done in the golden era, not in the McDonald’s era.”

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Susan Sarandon, who stars in Moonlight Mile, chose a figure-hugging black frock with a daring neckline for the film's debutPhoto: © AFP
Photo: © Alphapress.com
Sharon Stone made an unexpected appearance at the premiere, glamorous in shades as she flashed the peace signPhoto: © AFP