Susan Sarandon 'is ruining it for everybody' on 'The Fabulous Four' set with her pro-Palestine activism

Susan Sarandon 'is ruining it for everybody' on 'The Fabulous Four' set with her pro-Palestine activism
Susan Sarandon and Bette Midler star together in the upcoming 'The Fabulous Four' (Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Susan Sarandon's outspoken support for Palestine has reportedly caused significant tension on the set of her upcoming comedy film, 'The Fabulous Four.'

The actress's views have clashed with her co-stars, including Bette Midler, Megan Mullally, and Sheryl Lee Ralph, leading to a strained atmosphere during production.

Tensions rise on 'The Fabulous Four' set over Susan Sarandon's pro-Palestine views

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 18: Susan Sarandon attends
'Fabulous Four' cast reportedly divided over Susan Sarandon's pro-Palestine opinions (Getty Images)

Susan Sarandon's unwavering support for Palestine has stirred up drama behind the scenes of her upcoming film 'The Fabulous Four', according to sources revealed by

Sources close to the production reveal that Sarandon's activism has not only upset her co-stars but also infuriated the studio, Bleecker Street.

The situation escalated after Sarandon's controversial remarks and participation in anti-Israel protests, particularly following the Hamas attack on Israeli civilians on October 7. 

The set of the upcoming comedy film has reportedly become a battleground due to Sarandon's outspoken pro-Palestine activism.

The storyline follows three longtime friends who travel to Key West, Florida, to participate in a surprise wedding for their dear friend, portrayed by Midler.

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE - NOVEMBER 10: Susan Sarandon attends the 55th annual Country Music Association
Sarandon has garnered attention recently for her involvement in multiple protests against Israel following the terrorist attack by Hamas on October 7 (Getty Images)

Despite the camaraderie depicted on screen, Sarandon's continued activism, particularly regarding Palestine, has strained her relationships with her co-stars.

This tension has been exacerbated by Sarandon's previous antisemitic remarks, casting a shadow over the otherwise jovial atmosphere of the film's production.

"Bleecker Street is furious at Susan for the way she's been carrying on. So is Bette, who is a proud Jew and hates what Susan is doing," a film insider told

"Sheryl is upset at her too, as is Megan Mullally, the whole crew and cast are. It's a mess."

"Her co-stars are disappointed that so many people worked so hard on it, and now Susan is ruining it for everybody."

Susan Sarandon's controversial activism

Sarandon has garnered attention recently for her involvement in multiple protests against Israel following the attack by Hamas.

In the aftermath of the bombing, she sparked controversy by suggesting that Jewish individuals were experiencing a glimpse into the experiences of Muslims in the country.

While the 'Thelma and Louise' actress did issue an apology for her comments, she has continued to maintain her outspoken anti-Israel position.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 18: Susan Sarandon attends
Susan Sarandon (Getty Images)

Despite the simmering tension, there were no overt clashes between the four actresses. However, the crew received instructions to ensure that Sarandon remained separate from her co-stars.

According to an insider, "Bette gave her the cold shoulder. The others, including Sheryl, were not thrilled with her either."

"Susan always had a crew member watching over to make sure she didn't sprout her vitriol."

The insider continued, "It was very tense. She said everyone else was kind with each other, but they definitely kept Susan apart from all. Susan did not eat lunch or dinner, or pal around with the other women, cast, and crew. She stayed in her trailer mostly."

'The Fabulous Four' began filming last fall, coinciding with the October 7 attack on Israel by Hamas.

Just weeks later, Sarandon ignited widespread outrage during a speech at a pro-Palestine rally in New York City on November 17.

"There are a lot of people afraid of being Jewish at this time, and are getting a taste of what it feels like to be a Muslim in this country, so often subjected to violence," she said in a statement that quickly drew backlash and was deemed to be antisemitic.

The controversy led to the Academy Award-winning actress being dropped by her Hollywood representative, United Talent Agency (UTA), which is headed by Jewish CEO Jeremy Zimmer. UTA had represented Sarandon since 2014. She later issued an apology, calling the phrasing of her remarks "a terrible mistake."

However, the veteran left-wing activist has continued to participate in protests and rallies, reportedly joining in on chants of "from the river to the sea," a slogan used by pro-Palestinian activists and Hamas that many perceive as an antisemitic call for the destruction of Israel.

In a more recent incident on April 24, captured on camera, Sarandon was heard denying the violent crimes committed by Hamas against civilians in an exchange with an Israeli activist.

In the video, a woman named Keren Picker is seen approaching Sarandon on the street, highlighting that Hamas has consistently rejected proposals for a ceasefire. Sarandon defiantly responds, "Do you know why? Because they're terrible deals."

She then references reports about "babies in ovens" and "rapes" in Gaza, dismissing them as "myths."

On February 15, Sarandon joined Squad member Rashida Tlaib at a protest on Capitol Hill, urging the US to stop "funding genocide." At the event organized by the left-wing anti-war women's group CODEPINK, Sarandon addressed the press, calling for a ceasefire.

"There's never been peace that's been attained through violence," Sarandon said, just three months after making her controversial remarks seemingly justifying the Hamas attack.

Sarandon arrived at Capitol Hill donning a red keffiyeh scarf to show her support for Palestine.

"We have to have a permanent ceasefire and save the lives of all those people that are now just being shot at like fish in a barrel," she said at the time.

Her demonstration followed the Senate's approval of a $95 billion foreign aid package, which included $14.1 billion allocated for Israel's conflict with Hamas.

Internet reacts to tension among 'Fabulous Four' cast due to Susan Sarandon's views

Susan Sarandon's pro-Palestine activism has sparked a wave of reactions online, following reports of tension on the set of her new film 'The Fabulous Four.' 

One user commented, "Susan is a good actress but she always has to get involved in something to protest about, as if she is still back in the days of the late 1960s of the Vietnam War and protesters."

Another user wrote, "I've enjoyed so many of Sarandon's movies in the past. She has single-handedly soured my opinion and enjoyment of her. When it comes to a celebrity, the less you know about them the better."

The backlash has been strong, with some fans expressing their intention to boycott her films.

"I will never watch a Susan Sarandon movie ever again. Shame because I love Bette Midler," one user declared.

Another criticized her stating, "Susan barks without knowing what she’s talking about. Didn’t she get slapped down the last time she spoke out about something? Something she tweeted and she got dragged so hard she deleted it."

"Sarandon is such a has-been. Trying so hard to be relevant & making an impromptu appearance to the confused chanting gangs. So glad she's getting backlash for her volatile speeches," one user wrote.

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