Los Angeles: Oscar-winning actress Susan Sarandon says she has “no filter” but doesn’t mind as she’d rather be outspoken than have any “regrets”.
The 69-year-old would rather get into trouble for saying it how it is than not say anything at all, because “life is too short” and it’s important to be authentic, reports femalefirst.c.uk
“Life is short, isn’t it? I mean at the end of the day, I think it’s always easier to make mistakes and apologise. The things you regret are the things you don’t do so I think that’s where the (idea of) no filter comes,” Sarandon told Irish Tatler magazine.
The “Thelma & Louise” actress believes that speaking your mind is always the best thing to do because even if people hate you for it, you are being your true self.
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“Sometimes it’s painful when everyone turns against you and it backfires but I think it’s worth taking the chance and that your job is just to grow as much as you can towards being authentic. And you know when something’s off, you know when you’re not being true to who you are, neither morally nor aesthetically,” she said.
The star also shared that being in the spotlight means you are criticised in a “louder way” because you have more expectations to succeed.
She added: “The more visible you become the more criticism you get in a louder way and the more expectations are on you. And that weighs in too, when you become so self-conscious because you are a public figure.”