Susan Sarandon Ready to 'Party Down' at Daughter's Wedding

12/14/2010 at 01:30 PM EST

Susan Sarandon Ready to 'Party Down' at Daughter's Wedding
Susan Sarandon
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Susan Sarandon can't say enough good things about her daughter's new fiancé. And it doesn't hurt that she can beat him at ping-pong, too!

"He's just a very sane, really lovely guy. His family's fabulous. He adores her. You couldn't ask for anything more," Sarandon, 64, tells PEOPLE of Kyle Martino, who just became engaged to Sarandon's actress daughter Eva Amurri.

Martino, 29, is an accomplished athlete, having enjoyed a successful career in Major League Soccer before retiring in 2008 and taking up broadcasting. But he still needs some work on Sarandon's favorite sport of ping-pong.

Asked if she beat Martino when they squared off at table tennis, Sarandon replied: "I did!"





Amurri, 25, who is Sarandon's daughter with Italian director Franco Amurri, Tweeted news of the engagement on Saturday. Now, mother and daughter are already making wedding plans.

"We talked today about having some kind of activity the day before where everybody can meet each other and go on a scavenger hunt and do something fun, go on a barbecue," Sarandon said Monday at the David Lynch Foundation's "Change Begins Within" benefit at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art.

She added that she wants her daughter to have a multi-day matrimonial event.

"I think it's crazy when you have a wedding and pay a fortune for a few hours and, you know, party down a little bit," she said. "I like those things when you have a few days to kind of acclimate, so I'm hoping we can do that."

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