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Susan Sarandon mirrors Ms Davis at Tribeca Film Festival

 

She’s becoming Bette! Susan Sarandon mirrors her Feud character Ms Davis while promoting Bombshell at Tribeca Film Festival

Susan Sarandon’s attracting acclaim for playing Bette Davis on Feud: Bette And Joan, which is airing its season finale on Sunday evening.

When she swung by the Tribeca Film Festival in Manhattan that day, her hairstyle and spectacles made her look as though she’d just come off the TV show’s set.

She and Diane Kruger were at the SVA Theatre to premiere the new documentary about yet another old Hollywood icon – Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story.

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Still a fan of the look: When she swung by the premiere (left), her hairstyle and spectacles seemed straight off her current show Feud (right), on which she plays Bette DavisRollout: Susan Sarandon looked like Bette Davis as she spoke onstage at the SVA Theatre in Manhattan for the Tribeca Film Festival premiere of the documentary Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story

Rollout: Susan Sarandon looked like Bette Davis (right) as she spoke onstage at the SVA Theatre in Manhattan for the Tribeca Film Festival premiere of the documentary Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story on Sunday

A friend: Here she is seen with Diane Kruger at the event 

A friend: Here she is seen with Diane Kruger at the event

Susan had turned up to the festival in a charcoal jacket and matching slacks, which she wore with a white dress shirt, walnut brown boots and dull red socks.

She’s an executive producer on the film, whereas the Tribeca Film Festival’s description of it lists Diane as part of its cast, amid such names as Mel Brooks.

Diane had turned up to the premiere in a lacy off-white turtleneck and a tight pair of jeans, having flung a stylish black leather jacket casually over her shoulders.

The lady herself: Bette herself is pictured here in 1947, three years before giving arguably her best-known performance in the iconic film All About Eve

The lady herself: Bette herself is pictured here in 1947, three years before giving arguably her best-known performance in the iconic film All About Eve

Susan and Diane took the stage at the SVA Theatre as part of a panel about the film, alongside its director Alexandra Dean, a patent lawyer called Patricia Rogowski, UCLA professor Danijela Cabric, with Rebecca Greenfield moderating.

Alexandra’s film relates how the titular Hollywood pinup co-invented a frequency-hopping spread spectrum, hoping it could help the U.S. Navy during World War II.

Though the Navy were dismissive then, by 1962 a derivation of her idea wound up on their ships and aided the U.S. in the Cuban Missile Crisis, per the Chicago Tribune.

That winning smile: Susan had turned up to the festival in a charcoal jacket and matching slacks, which she wore with a white dress shirt, walnut brown boots and dull red socks

That winning smile: Susan had turned up to the festival in a charcoal jacket and matching slacks, which she wore with a white dress shirt, walnut brown boots and dull red socks

The first season of Feud follows Bette’s rancorous battle of wills with her Whatever Happened To Baby Jane? co-star Joan Crawford, who’s played by Jessica Lange.

Seven episodes detail not only the fraught production and release of Baby Jane, but also their abortive attempt to collaborate on Hush… Hush, Sweet Charlotte, culminating in Joan bowing out and being replaced by Olivia De Havilland.

A second season will spend 10 episodes covering the tempestuous relationship between Charles, Prince Of Wales and his first wife Diana, Princess Of Wales.

Relaxed style: Susan's an executive producer on the film, whereas the Tribeca Film Festival 's description of it lists Diane as part of its cast, amid such names as Mel BrooksRelaxed style: Susan's an executive producer on the film, whereas the Tribeca Film Festival 's description of it lists Diane as part of its cast, amid such names as Mel Brooks

Relaxed style: Susan’s an executive producer on the film, whereas the Tribeca Film Festival ‘s description of it lists Diane as part of its cast, amid such names as Mel Brooks

Titans: The first season of Feud follows Bette's rancorous battle of wills with her Whatever Happened To Baby Jane? co-star Joan Crawford, who's played by Jessica Lange

Titans: The first season of Feud follows Bette’s rancorous battle of wills with her Whatever Happened To Baby Jane? co-star Joan Crawford, who’s played by Jessica Lange

Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-4438362/Susan-Sarandon-mirrors-Bette-Davis-Tribeca.html