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Susan Sarandon joining The Big C

Susan Sarandon in The Lovely Bones

Story by Jack Foley

SUSAN Sarandon is to appear in cancer dramedy The Big C in a recurring role.

The acclaimed actress will join the show’s third season as Joy, a cancer survivor who is using her unique experience to inspire and motivate others.

The casting continues the series’ history with booking big-name guest stars in roles that significantly impact the main character of Cathy (Laura Linney), a woman who is determined to make the most of her life after being diagnosed with cancer herself.

Series creator Darlene Hunt told The Hollywood Reporter: “She’s another cancer survivor who has used her cancer experience in a unique way trying to inspire other people. She makes Cathy question whether she’s doing enough with her own cancer experience.”

Sarandon is no stranger to the small screen, having previously appeared in Rescue Me, ER, Friends and 30 Rock.

She joins the previously announced season 3 guest star Victor Garber, who will appear in the premiere as a foil for Sean (John Benjamin Hickey) when an accidental phone call “leads to a harassing situation”.

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