Susan Sarandon loved being romantically linked to Liam Neeson

March 19, 2017 GMT

Susan Sarandon wishes speculation that she is dating Liam Neeson was true.

The 64-year-old actor set tongues wagging when he claimed that he was in a relationship with “someone incredibly famous” and after Susan, 70, was reported to be his mystery lady, the actress got extremely excited.

She told the Irish Sun: “I loved that! It was a week of heaven. I first read the headline, ‘Liam is romancing Susan’, and I thought firstly, ‘that’s news to me!’ And then, ’I’m not going to tell the truth. I’m more than happy for everyone to think that.

“Who wouldn’t want to be in a romance with Liam? Oh my God, the man is perfect! He’s handsome, he’s charming, he’s Liam Neeson, who doesn’t dream of that?

“I hoped it would run and run. I should probably have stoked the fires, threw out some cryptic tweet.

“Of all the rumors, of all the stuff written about me, that was possibly the best. So why couldn’t it be true? Really, I mean come on universe, make this one happen!”

However, Liam later admitted he was joking, leaving Susan disappointed.

She said: “And then the truth came out. Oh well! Had to face reality again. But for those few days, it was pretty special.”

Meanwhile, Susan also claimed that her 1991 hit movie, ‘Thelma and Louise’, which co-starred Geena Davis and featured Brad Pitt in a small supporting role, wouldn’t get made these days.

She said: “Because it is this female driven road movie, and they’re apparently a risk, financially - a story about sexual violence and domestic abuse which ends with the two protagonists going over a cliff.

“After we did ‘Thelma and Louise’, I kept hearing, ‘we’re going to have a lots of female buddy road movies’. It didn’t happen. And that made a lot of money.”