Susan Sarandon Joins ‘Ray Donovan’ for Season 5

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Susan Sarandon is sticking with TV. The Oscar-winning actress will follow up her performance on FX’s “Feud: Bette and Joan” with a season-long arc on Showtime’s “Ray Donovan,” Variety has learned.

Sarandon will play Samantha Winslow, the strong, focused head of a motion picture studio.

“Ray Donovan” stars Liev Schreiber as the titular L.A. fixer — the man called in to make the city’s celebrities, superstar athletes and business moguls’ most complicated and combustible situations go away. Jon Voight also stars as Mickey Donovan, Ray’s ex-con father from South Boston. Rounding out the “Ray Donovan” cast are Paula Malcomson, Eddie Marsan, Dash Mihok, Steven Bauer, Katherine Moennig, Pooch Hall, Kerris Dorsey and Devon Bagby. A Showtime production, “Ray Donovan” is executive produced by David Hollander, Mark Gordon, Bryan Zuriff and Lou Fusaro and was created by Ann Biderman.

Sarandon can currently be seen on the aforementioned “Feud,” where she plays Bette Davis opposite Jessica Lange’s Joan Crawford in a story of two aging stars struggling to break free of the patriarchal forces determined to control them. “When we started you were over by 40,” Sarandon told said at a lunch with reporters in February. “If you had kids you were no longer seen as sensual or sexy. That wasn’t just insinuated to me. That was told to me.”

Season 5 of “Ray Donovan” will premiere this summer on Showtime. Sarandon is repped by UTA.

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  1. John Kay says:

    Shame- Sarandon is obnoxious but I’ll keep watching the show unless the writing doesn’t get better last season with the Russian mobster with the white hair had the worst lines and delivered them in a very weird way. Prior to that the script suffered in many episodes- actors are epic as it direction etc the right is just really bad.

  2. Louisa says:

    I doubt highly people are just gonna stop watching because they don’t like a certain actor/actress hell I wasn’t a big fan of Theresa but it didn’t stop me from watching can’t wait till next season starts I need me some ray

  3. Steven says:

    Gee Sherry, if we all didn’t watch movies or tv shows because of political views of the stars in them, there wouldn’t be ANYTHING to watch. Get over it. We live in a world with 7 billion people with 7 billion differing opinions. Just watch what you enjoy for the sake of enjoying it. Sheesh. I for one don’t give a crap about an artist’s views on anything as long as their acting is good on what I like watching. Geez, using that logic, who would want to watch a Tom Cruise film after seeing his Scientology video then… that stuff is bat sh*t CRAZY. He’s still a fine actor, and the operative word here is ACTOR.

  4. Dennis says:

    you know what’s funny, I don’t agree with Jon Voights politics but , I like Micky on the show . It’s called acting only intolerant, ignorant people bring their political views into what fictional TV show they watch. Who cares if you don’t watch it anymore? Are you going to cancel your Showtime subscription? No so shut up then

  5. Drop Susan Sarandon from this great show ray Donavan.. I can speak for myself and many friend’s who don’t want her. She can keep her socialist, claimant change politics to herself with the other hollywood loons.. Why ruin a good show? Showtime will see the ratings drop for making this terrible decision… Sorry, you lost many fan’s.. Not watching RD anymore…

    • ThisIs Insane says:

      People who overuse apostrophes in the posts, are just too paranoid that they will either leave something out, or be left behind. That is what we need to do to people like you: LEAVE YOU BEHIND. If you don’t like it, turn the damn channel. We don’t want to hear your political blather. I, for one, am sick of all this political mayonnaise, clogging up my life, especially after 18 freaking months of it!

    • Froggy101 says:

      Agreed. She didn’t vote for bobble head only because of their differing views on fracking, if you can believe it. But she’s still a socialist.

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