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[02/01/12 - 07:59 AM]
Susan Sarandon Brings Joy to "The Big C" on Showtime(R)
She'll play Joy, "a cancer survivor who uses her unique experience to inspire and motivate others."

[via press release from Showtime]

SUSAN SARANDON BRINGS JOY TO "THE BIG C" ON SHOWTIME(R)

Third Season Premieres April 8 At 9:30 PM ET/PT

Academy Award(R)-winning Actress Susan Sarandon will guest star in several episodes of the hit comedy THE BIG C on SHOWTIME when it returns for a third season on Sunday, April 8 at 9:30 PM ET/PT. Sarandon will play 'Joy,' a cancer survivor who uses her unique experience to inspire and motivate others. She pushes Cathy to question her own cancer experience and how she lives her life. THE BIG C stars Laura Linney in her Golden Globe(R) Award-winning and Emmy(R)-nominated role as Cathy Jamison, a reserved, suburban wife/mother/teacher whose terminal cancer diagnosis forces her to shake up her life and find the light side of a dark situation. Ten episodes are currently in production in Stamford, CT. THE BIG C is created and written by Darlene Hunt, who serves as executive producer, along with writer/showrunner Jenny Bicks, Laura Linney, Neal H. Moritz and Vivian Cannon. It is produced by Sony Pictures Television.

Susan Sarandon's film career includes such classics as the cult favorite The Rocky Horror Picture Show; Pretty Baby; Atlantic City, for which she earned her first Oscar nomination; The Hunger and The Witches of Eastwick. In 1988, she delivered a breakthrough performance in Bull Durham and the following year she starred opposite Geena Davis in the hit film Thelma and Louise, which won both actresses Oscar nominations. Her next nomination came when she starred in Lorenzo's Oil, followed by a nomination for her performance in The Client, and she won the Academy Award for her outstanding performance in Dead Man Walking. Other films include Stepmom, The Lovely Bones, Enchanted, Elizabethtown, Shall We Dance?, The Banger Sisters, White Palace, Bob Roberts and Safe Passage. On television, Sarandon received an Emmy nomination for her role in Bernard and Doris and also received an Emmy nomination for her work in Barry Levinson's You Don't Know Jack with Al Pacino. Other television roles include Ice Bound, The Exonerated, Earthly Possessions, Women of Valor and Mussolini: The Decline and Fall of Il Duce opposite Bob Hoskins and Anthony Hopkins. In addition to her numerous screen roles, she has lent her vocal talents to the animated features Rugrats in Paris, James and the Giant Peach and Cats and Dogs. Sarandon will soon be seen in I Hate You Dad with Adam Sandler, Jeff Who Lives at Home with Jason Segel and Ed Helms, Arbitrage with Richard Gere, Cloud Atlas with Tom Hanks and Halle Berry and Robot and Frank with Frank Langella.





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