Why Susan Sarandon’s Bull Durham Performance Scarred Her Kids

Susan Sarandon said after getting her daughter Ava’s response to her performance in “Bull Durham,” she turned to her son Jack. Remembering his response to the 2020 Q&A, Sarandon mimicked a horrified expression and gesture he apparently gave in response to the performance. She then turned to her youngest, Miles. “I said, ‘Well, what were you thinking, Miles?’ He said, ‘I loved it, Mom. But scars.’”

It’s normal for kids to wonder at some point in their childhood how their parents met, and Sarandon’s kids had the one thing they didn’t have: a feature film to put the pieces together for them. For Miles, an adjective like sweet or cute would have been an appropriate answer…if we were talking about the “Titanic” or “The Notebook”. But we’re talking “Bull Durham,” and I bet it was scarring—and hilarious—for some teenage boys to watch their mom play a dominatrix in a comedy movie where their dad acts as her boy toy.