“When it comes to beauty, it’s simple: don’t smoke cigarettes. Tobacco is the worst. The sun is also terrible and so is too much alcohol, it ruins your skin. Being happy, eating well, getting exercise is key. Keeping curious and having a sense of humour helps enormously.
“Overall, I would say when it comes to beauty too much of anything is bad except for one thing: there’s no such thing as too much sex – unless it’s with a lot of unprotected strangers. Sex is a really good thing and you need to keep having it as long as you can!”
As for her ever-present canine who likes to accompany her on press interviews, Sarandon says, “Pen looks a bit like me; she has my colouring. Like me, she loves to travel and she tweets from every location. She has over 4000 followers from around the world. Look her up: @mspennypuppy.”