Susan Sarandon Calls the Pope a "Nazi"
Susan Sarandon is apparently not a fan of Pope Benedict XVI.
During an onstage Saturday interview (for the Hamptons Film Festival) with fellow actor Bob Balaban at the Bay Street Theatre in Sag Harbor, New York, the 63-year-old actress and outspoken activist slammed the current head of the Catholic Church, calling him a "nazi."
Newsday reports that the insult came during a discussion of Dead Man Walking, the 1995 film in which she starred as real-life Sister Helen Prejean. Sarandon told Balaban she sent a copy of Prejean's original book (which advocates against the death penalty) to the Pope.
"The last one," Sarandon clarified, "not this Nazi one we have now."
German-born Pope Benedict XVI, 84, succeeded Pope John Paul II in 2005, days after the latter's death and a 26-year reign at the Vatican.
After Recount actor Balaban, 66, gently chided Sarandon's jab, she apparenty repeated her remark, according to Newsday.
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