The Big C Lands a Big Name: Susan Sarandon

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The Big C‘s cancer-afflicted heroine is getting a high profile confidante.

Susan Sarandon is joining the Showtime series for a multi-episode arcduring the upcoming third season, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

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The Oscar-winning actress will play Joy, a cancer survivor who befriends Laura Linney’s Cathy. She uses “her cancer experience in a unique way trying to inspire other people,” creator Darlene Hunt tells THR. “She makes Cathy question whether she’s doing enough with her own cancer experience.”

The new season, premiering Sunday, April 8, will also feature Victor Garber (Alias) in a guest spot. The Showtime dramedy previously employed Idris Elba (Luther) and Hugh Dancy (The Jane Austen Book Club) in meaty arcs.

Comments (5)

  • Susan Sarandon AND Victor Garber??? Can’t wait!

    Comment by Susan – January 30, 2012 06:26 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I know that Idris Elba is busy with Luther, but it would be nice to see him reprise his role on the Big C. Is there a chance of seeing Hugh Dancy’s ghost from time to time?

    Comment by Tania – January 30, 2012 06:56 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • COSIGN! He disappeared too quickly. I’d like to see him back, albeit in a less sexual way.

      Comment by Stuart – January 31, 2012 04:18 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The Big C is like watching an acting gmaster class. it just does not get any better than that.

    Comment by Tarc – January 30, 2012 07:08 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • is paul still alive? hopefully he is. but if not, can cathy hook up with that hot doctor already?

    Comment by precious – January 31, 2012 10:30 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

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