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For Susan Sarandon to play Bette Davis, it helped knowing Ryan Murphy was as scared as she was

For Susan Sarandon to play Bette Davis, it helped knowing Ryan Murphy was as scared as she was

Bette Davis finally caught up to Susan Sarandon. After multiple opportunities to portray the screen legend, Sarandon was finally enticed by Ryan Murphy for his Emmy-nominated limited series “Feud: Bette and Joan.”

Facing off against old pal Jessica Lange as the equally formidable Joan Crawford was not an enterprise into which the Oscar-winning actress entered lightly, but Sarandon’s nuanced take on the iconic star resulted in an Emmy nomination. (Lange also netted a nod.)

We recently chatted with Sarandon about finally tackling the role and getting the balance of fear and fun just right on the set of “Feud.”

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