But at the screening of Robot and Frank, which stars Susan Sarandon, many viewers armed with the knowledge Sarandon has family in Pinellas County, had hoped for a surprise visit.
Cindy Baur or Treasure Island seemed to offer more hope. The look-alike bears enough of a resemblance she gets stopped even when she isn’t at a Sarandon flick.
Her initial response when we first asked her identity? “I’m glad you loved the movie.”
She revealed her true identity quickly enough (and festival officials already noted it was odd she didn’t want access to the real stars in the VIP lounge) but had plenty of fun at the event.