Susan Sarandon Brings the Funny to The Lovely Bones

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Susan Sarandon Brings the Funny to The Lovely Bones
The Lovely Bones is far from a comedy. But Susan Sarandon will be doing whatever she can to make sure the drama has a bit of levity in it.

"I play kind of the comic relief," Sarandon said of her role as Grandma Lynn in the upcoming production. "She's [a] drinking, hard shooting, smoking [old lady] cutting across all of the pain, pain, pain. Whenever I possibly can blow smoke in someone's face I'm doing it!"

It's a mixture of tones that's indicative of the overall production, Sarandon told MTV, insisting that fans who only know Jackson for Lord of the Rings and King Kong are going to be "surprised."

"I haven't figured out the tone of the movie, I'm still trying to figure out exactly what it is. It's going to be a strange jumble of things," the actress continued. "But Peter Jackson did Heavenly Creatures. It's [a lot] like that."

Don't worry, though, fantasy fans: Sarandon is most excited about the movie's special effects.

"I think that probably the heaven sequences will work better in the film than they did, for me, in the book," she said..

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The Lovely Bones Quotes

My name is Salmon, like the fish. First name, Susie. I was fourteen years old when I was murdered on December 6th, 1973. I wasn't gone. I was alive in my own perfect world. But in my heart, I knew it wasn't perfect. My murderer still haunted me. My father had the pieces but he couldn't make them fit. I waited for justice but justice did not come.

Susie Salmon

You have a tomb in the middle of your house!

Grandma Lynn