LONDON – Susan Sarandon said she's weary of being labeled "anti-American" because she has questioned the Bush administration's policy toward Iraq.
The 56-year-old actress, well-known for her political activism, said there are many questions that need to be asked about the prospect of a war with Iraq.
"I'm tired of being labeled anti-American because I ask questions," she told reporters before the premiere of her movie The Banger Sisters, co-starring Goldie Hawn, which was released in the United States last year.
Sarandon also said she couldn't understand why British Prime Minister Tony Blair has shown so much support for President Bush.
"What's happened to Blair? I don't understand his reasoning or his logic. I don't understand his evolution," she said. "I can see him being seduced by Clinton but don't understand what he and Bush speak about."
Hawn was less outspoken on the prospect of a war with Iraq.
"I'm an optimist — I don't think there will be one," she said.
The 57-year-old actress was content to talk more about her preparation for her role as a former rock groupie who meets up with her friend, played by Sarandon, after 20 years.
"I have a wild side and I'm free-spirited so I could definitely relate to the character. I've had my fair share of dancing on bars," she said.