Tilda Swinton appears on the cover of W magazine’s August 2011 issue wearing a tuxedo jacket and silk blouse, both by Salvatore Ferragamo, and Acne pants. Inside, she discusses her latest film and the types of roles she is regularly offered.
On her latest film, We Need To Talk About Kevin: “When we were trying to finance this movie, we would reference Rosemary’s Baby. It’s every pregnant woman’s nightmare to give birth to the devil. And every mother worries that she won’t connect to her children”
On whether, after winning an Oscar for Michael Clayton, she was offered more “bad guy” roles: “Not really, although villains are a diffusion line in my repertoire [Laughs]. The only movie of mine that my children have seen is The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, where I played the evil White Witch. My daughter said it was too loud. They’re just not Disney kids: They live in Scotland and don’t have a television. When I brought my Oscar home and showed the children, nobody knew what it was. The thing sat on the kitchen table for two weeks. It was kind of meaningless to them.”
Also inside the August 2011 issue: a fall preview. For more, pick up the issue when it arrives on newsstands on July 19, or head to WMagazine.com.