Tammy, the feature directorial debut of Ben Falcone, follows Tammy Banks (Melissa McCarthy), a woman on the edge who has lost her job, her husband and her car, all in one day. She wants out of her small town existence, but with no money or transportation, the only way to do that is with her hard-partying grandmother, Pearl (Susan Sarandon), who leads them into a string of misadventures that neither of them will soon forget. The film also stars Allison Janney, Gary Cole, Mark Duplass, Dan Aykroyd, Kathy Bates, Sandra Oh, Toni Collette and Nat Faxon.
During this exclusive phone interview with Collider, actress Susan Sarandon talked about getting a call from Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone to be in the film, what attracted her to this role, why road trip movies are so enduring, the type of woman grandma Pearl is, how collaborative this set was, and being directed by Melissa McCarthy for an episode of her comedy series Mike & Molly. She also talked about what attracts her to a project, what she still enjoys about being a working actress, that she would like to do a short-run one-off cable TV series, and that she has started a production company to make documentaries, called Reframed Pictures. Check out what she had to say after the jump.