Is actress and activist Susan Sarandon being watched by the United States government? In a new interview with the Tribeca Film Festival audience, Sarandon revealed that she had been denied access by the Secret Service and that her phone had been hacked by the government.
"We know we were under surveillance," Sarandon said. She was referring to herself and director and fellow activist Michael Moore.
"I've had my phone tapped," she explained.
Sarandon also revealed she twice received her personal file from the Secret Service as part of the Freedom of Information Act requests.
"I was denied a security clearance to go to the White House and I don't know why," she said. "Do you know why?" Sarandon asked Moore.
Moore responded in his typical, sarcastic way.
"I never think about it," he said, and the two continued on in their discussion for audiences.
Although Sarandon is 65, she shows no signs of slowing down. Recently, the Oscar-winning actress opened a Ping-Pong club in New York, where she is a regular player. And Sunday night she starred on "The Big C," opposite Victor Garber and Laura Linney.
"I was really thrilled to work with Laura," Sarandon told AARP. "They don't get too many of us gals working together. And usually, if you do, your characters hate each other; that's the way they make drama happen."
"I think if you're lucky enough to be doing something that you really like- and the other things that I do outside of acting are also things that I feel very passionate about- then what happens is, you get surrounded by people that are equally passionate. And then, it's like some kind of perpetual motion machine that happens when people are excited to be where they are and what they're doing," Sarandon explained.