Susan Sarandon suffered casting-couch in Hollywood

Updated: Oct 15, 2012, 13:08 PM IST

London: Oscar-winning actress Susan Sarandon has revealed that as a young hopeful in Hollywood she was the victim of a "disgusting" casting-couch experience.

The actress says the incident took place when she went to audition for a role, Elle magazine reported.

"It was not successful for either of us. I just went into a room, and a guy practically threw me on the desk. It was my early days in New York, and it was really disgusting. It wasn`t like I gave it a second though, it was so badly done," Sarandon said when asked if she ever had a casting-couch experience.

The 66-year-old actress did not reveal the name of the person or the audition.

Sarandon had her first audition at the age of 23 when she went to a casting call for the motion picture `Joe`, landing a major co-starring role in the film, which was released in 1970.

The actress went on to win an Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in the 1995 film `Dead Man Walking`.

PTI