Sarandon was keen to highlight the "tricky" nature of films and their relationship with sex.
"It’s very complicated, in my business especially, because it’s all about your sexual currency," she said. "Whether you actually deliver to anyone in charge to get a job that way — people hire women they want to be with and men they want to be. And anyone that falls in between is a character actor."
Sarandon added that women should have the choice about how she uses what she has at her disposal.
"I think that we can’t condemn someone, we can’t slut-shame somebody for embracing their seductiveness," she said. "But, at the same time, you want to have enough power and economic stability to able to say no, to not be in a Harvey Weinstein situation where your work is held hostage and you're forced to do things you don’t want to do."
Sarandon hinted at what project is next on her agenda — a documentary about French-born sculptor, painter and filmmaker Niki de Saint Phalle. Known for being an exponent of outsider art, the artist was famed for firing guns at bags of paint.
“I’m interested in Niki de Saint Phalle because she also had an unorthodox life and left behind a legacy,” she said.