Women in Hollywood have come so far -- and not at all.

Almost 20 years ago, Susan Sarandon and Julia Roberts had to fend off rumors of mutual hatred while filming the 1998 film "Stepmom." Sunday, Sarandon brought up the alleged feud again as a parallel to "Feud," her FX drama that chronicles the rivalry between Hollywood icons Bette Davis and Joan Crawford.

Not only was the rumor about Sarandon and Roberts false -- it was created as a marketing gimmick, by Sarandon's own publicist:

At the time, both actresses denied the rumors in an interview with Entertainment Weekly. "If you make a movie with a male star everyone assumes you're f**king," Sarandon said. "If it's a female star, everyone assumes you're fighting."

And that hasn't changed, even two decades later, as Sarandon noted is happening with her "Feud" co-star Jessica Lange:

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Stepmom Movie Poster
Stepmom
PG-131998
Based on 21 critics

Three years after divorcing Jackie (Susan Sarandon), the mother of his children, Luke Harrison (Ed Harris)... Read More

Feud: Bette and Joan TV Show Poster
Feud: Bette and Joan
FXTVMAMarch 5, 2017

The story of the legendary rivalry between actresses Joan Crawford and Bette Davis. Read More

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