Richard Gere's HAMPTONS Q&A with Susan Sarandon

Posted Monday September 24, 2012 1:00 AM GMT

With his new movie "Arbitrage" set to hit theaters on September 14th, Richard Gere garnered himself a little added exposure by covering the new issue issue of HAMPTONS magazine.

The 63-year-old actor looked ready fall-time ready in a Ralph Lauren cable knit sweater, jeans and Prada suede driver shoes for the Nigel Parry shot front page while engaging in a Q&A session with his upcoming thriller's co-star, Susan Sarandon.

Highlights from Mr Gere's interview with Ms Sarandon are as follows. For more, be sure to pay a visit to HAMPTONS!

On what drew him to his part in 'Arbitrage':
“Well, what’s really funny is that it reminded me so much of [Bernie] Madoff when I read it, and I was a little bit fearful. [Writer-director] Nicholas Jarecki thought that maybe it wasn’t going to be topical by the time the movie came out, but the reality is this relates to Jamie Dimon and a lot of these other reputable bankers who everyone trusted….”

On maintaining a private living in the Hamptons:
“I don’t even answer the phone. We live in a very quiet place out here; it’s not in the middle of it all. It’s just all nature and it’s quiet. The other stuff is what I like to do, but it’s not my life.”

On his plans this fall:
“I’m rewriting two scripts right now, and we’re doing some Tibetan things, it’s a very profoundly disturbing situation in Tibet right now. There have been more than 40 self-immolations [when one willingly sacrifices themselves, often by fire] already this year alone…. I’m going to Washington, DC, with my organization, the International Campaign for Tibet.”

Photo Credit: Nigel Parry for HAMPTONS