Susan Sarandon has a message for women of all ages: "Get off your diets and stop complaining about your thighs because you have some roaming anxiety. Just enjoy the fact that you’re so naturally beautiful," she said in a recent interview with Parade magazine.
So does the sexy-at-67-year-old actress avoid eating right and exercising? Well, no. But she does emphasize the importance of a positive attitude.
“You have to say ‘yes’ to life. If you’re a good listener, you’re present, and say ‘yes’ to life, that is enormously attractive. That will get you through as everything else falls. That’s what I try to focus on, though you don’t want to see me running around naked at this point of life," she admits.
Susan's philosophy: Dieting is “not about eating less; it’s about eating right.” She's used a meal delivery service in the past that specializes in healthy snacks and meals. But it's her workout that's the real surprise: Ping-pong!
"I'm not a competitive person, so I'm not one of those people who gets hooked on something and plays it constantly,'' she told the Guardian. "So I'm just not very good."
However, she holds her own well enough to have become "the most famous ping-pong player in America."
"I was doing Exit the King on Broadway with Geoffrey Rush at the time. I had some movies coming out as well, and I would be doing interviews and at the end of the chat people would ask: 'So what's up next?' I would say: 'Well, we have this ping-pong bar that's going to open.' All of a sudden that's all people wanted to talk about, I guess because it is the most unexpected pairing of a person and a sport," she admits.
SPiN has various locations and has become known as a night club/ping-pong bar. And Susan has an explanation.
"Ping pong cuts across all body types and gender – everything, really – because little girls can beat big muscley guys. You don't get hurt; it is not expensive; it is really good for your mind. It is one of the few sports that you can play until you die."
Or, as the SPiN New York Twitter profile proclaims: "We are balls, and we mean business. Thus, balls are our business & @SusanSarandon is the boss."