VIDEO: Susan Sarandon: I Hope My Kids "Stay Hungry and Foolish"

The Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps star dishes about her dreams for her kids and how movie roles change as she gets older

 

In the upcoming Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, Susan Sarandon plays the mother of the film's money-hungry star, Shia LaBeouf  -- a role she's all too familiar with.

"All I play these days is someone's mother or someone who's dying," the 63-year-old actress tells iVillage exclusively. "Those are the only parts I seem to get."

But Sarandon isn't complaining. "I loved being Shia's mother," she says. "He knew this was a really great part for him, and he was hungry for it and he went for it."

Off-screen Sarandon plays mom to her own three children -- Eva, 25, Jack Henry, 21 and Miles, 18 -- and she has no problem with them following in her career footsteps. "As long as there's something that they really feel passionate about, what it is isn't as important to me," she says. "I wouldn't know what to do with a kid who wasn't on fire with something. And I hope they stay hungry and foolish. That's the most I can hope for them."

Watch our exclusive video interview to find out how the actress (who split from her longtime partner, Tim Robbins, last year ) is dealing with new attention on her dating life and why she thinks 3D movies are replacing quality story lines.

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