Susan Sarandon's recent Mother's Day was very special—she got to celebrate the holiday for the first time as both a mom and a grandma with her daughter and baby grandchild, who she got the meet the second she was born. The very. Second.

The 68-year-old actress' daughter Eva Amurri Martino, 30, and husband Kyle Martino welcomed their first child, baby daughter Marlowe Mae Martino last August. She is Sarandon's first grandchild.

"My first Grandmother's Day," Sarandon told host James Corden on The Late Late Show With James Corden on Tuesday. "I was with my daughter and her baby and Marlowe is just [a] wild and kick-ass little girl. She's nine months old and we had a good day. I'd just flown in to be with her. It was super."

Eva Amurri, Susan Sarandon

Courtesy of SPE; Inc./Eric Charbonneau

The actress played a special part in her granddaughter's birth.

"I caught her, which is so much easier than pushing one out," she said. "I was there for the birth. [Eva] had a 36-hour home birth. Yeah, I know, it was like a National Geographic special of some sort and the baby...I was there and then we put it on her stomach and she crawled to the breast. Did you that know a baby could do that? I didn't."

"I had a couple of mine naturally and then, the third one, I was like, 'Why am I doing this?'" Sarandon continued. "And I went to drugs." 

Eva, whose father is Italian filmmaker Franco Amurri, is 30 and the eldest of Sarandon's children. Son Jack Robbins will turn 26 this week and brother Miles Robbins is 23. Their dad is Sarandon's ex-partner, Tim Robbins.

Brunch with these loonies. ?? #HappyMothersDay

A photo posted by Eva Amurri Martino (@4evamartino) on

Sarandon told Corden it is "so much easier" to be a grandmother than a mother.

"[Eva is] a really good mother and she's so responsible and figures everything out," she said. "You can just kind of watch and just go, 'Yeah, it's not my problem...yeah, whatever, sure.' So it's so much more fun. You don't worry if their stages of development are happening on time or anything, you're like, 'She's hilarious! Leave her alone.'"

  • Share
  • Tweet
  • Share

We and our partners use cookies on this site to improve our service, perform analytics, personalize advertising, measure advertising performance, and remember website preferences. By using the site, you consent to these cookies. For more information on cookies including how to manage your consent visit our Cookie Policy.