Susan Sarandon in Costume as Bette Davis on the Set of “Feud”

Posted on September 30, 2016

Susan Sarandon spotted on the set of ‘Feud’.









We saw Jessica Lange in costume for this series as Joan Crawford a couple weeks back and noted her distinct lack of resemblance while holding out hope that Miss Susan would make us gasp when she unveiled her Bette drag. This isn’t quite as perfect as we’d like, but it’s still damn good. For one, it helps that they’re not shying away from the fact that Bette Davis, in her middle age, looked awful. She had bad hair, she dressed like a frump, and she wasn’t particular about her makeup. For a star of the silver screen, she was all too eager to run away from her leading lady looks the second they started fading. It was one of the reasons why she and Joan simply couldn’t understand each other. Joan went to her grave ready for her closeup. In fact, Joan retired from public eye completely once a couple of bad candid photos of her were published and she knew she couldn’t keep giving her fans the version of Joan Crawford they expected. Davis had no such compunctions about aging in the public eye and did so with gusto.

One thing that puzzles about both costumes is the black hair. Neither of them were sporting black hair in the early ’60s. In fact, they both rarely sported such dark hair at all during their lifetimes. We’re not sure why both women are wearing such dark wigs, unless they’re being shot for a black-and-white sequence, but even then, it isn’t really necessary.

[Photo Credit: Miguel Aguilar/PacificCoastNews]

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