Susan Sarandon Blames Her Publicist for Starting Feud Rumor With Julia Roberts Decades Ago

The 'Feud' actress spills the beans about the feud rumor surrounding her and and her 'Stepmom' co-star, Roberts, 20 years ago.

AceShowbiz - %cSusan Sarandon% decided to reveal the truth behind rumor of her feud with %cJulia Roberts% that was first spread back in 1998. It seems like she had wanted to clear up the rumor since a long time ago, and found a chance after starring on FX's "Feud", which is based on the real behind-the-scenes feud between %cBette Davis% and %cJoan Crawford% on the set of 1962's "What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?".

After a new episode of the show that aired on April 3, Sarandon took to Twitter to say that the rumor was started by her own publicist. "Press printed that Julia and I hated each other during Stepmom. Found out it was my PR person creating rumors. #FeudFX," she tweeted. Besides her shocking reveal, she included a link to a 1998 article from Entertainment Weekly, in which both Sarandon and Roberts tried to dismiss the rumor.

The rumor first began after Sarandon and Roberts starred in %cChris Columbus%' movie "Stepmom", in which the two women were rivals. Sarandon portrayed a divorced mother, Jackie Harrison, who had to accept her ex-husband's soon-to-be second wife, Isabel Kelly, portrayed by Roberts.

Despite playing rivals, the two actresses had actually tried to clarify that they liked each other. "If you make a movie with a male star," Sarandon said in the article, "Everyone assumes you're f-ing. If it's a female star, everyone assumes you're fighting." The statement was a bit implicit, but it could be seen that she thought the rumor was ridiculous.

Roberts expressed her feelings about her co-star in the interview in a more explicit way. "There's got to be something new," she said. "It can still be a total lie, because, you know, nobody wants the truth. I understand that. I've accepted it. But a better lie? Please?! This is such a yawn."

"Actually, Susan and I were kinda hoping that people would say we were f-ing. Now that's delicious cocktail-party fodder. But this? Boring," she added, declaring love for Sarandon in a witty way.

Until this day, Sarandon is still getting questions about whether she's fighting with her co-stars. That was probably what triggered her to bring up her old "flame" with Roberts.

"The #1 question I get in interviews is whether Jessica and I get along. Jess and I not only got along great during filming, we're now dating," she jokingly stated, clarifying all the rumors between her and %cJessica Lange%, her co-star on "Feud".

Although the truth may be boring for some people, we can still definitely enjoy Sarandon's on-screen feud with Lange on the show.

"Feud" airs Sunday nights at 10 P.M. on FX.

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