Sarandon warns against on-set affairs

Sarandon warns against on-set affairs

Susan Sarandon has warned off actresses from dating directors - because on-set flings end in disaster.

The 'Thelma & Louise' star embarked on a romance with French director Louis Malle while they were making 1978 film 'Pretty Baby' together.

Sarandon insists the relationship was doomed from the start however, because the power balance between them was too difficult to redefine once the film had wrapped.

"That was a life lesson, for sure," she said. "Louis was 14 years older than me and very sophisticated, and I learned a lot during our relationship.

"The problem was that if you start to sleep with the director when you're making a film, then the dynamic is very hard to change.

"You're there to make his world happen for him, and that continues after the film is over, too - so when my world started to intrude on his, it didn't go down particularly well."

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