Tilda Swinton Cuddles with a Puppy During a New Interview
Actress Tilda Swinton talks about her hidden talents, why she hates pantyhose, and her love of school uniforms--all while holding a dog.
Released on 9/11/2017
It's funny you talk about risk-taking
'cause I think risk-taking is such a subjective thing.
You know one man's risk is another man's comfort zone so.
Oh god, I love this dog.
Sorry, just a second.
I like to share the frame with someone so charismatic.
I'm not easily scared to be honest.
I'm too lazy to get easily scared, I think.
The thing about the whole fearlessness debate
is that, as I say, you know what one person
is gonna think would take a great deal of guts and denial
somebody else thinks is just the easiest step
and all the other alternatives like not doing it
are less interesting.
So maybe I've got a bit of my brain missing
that means that I love not knowing what I'm doing next.
Like having a dog in this shot.
What somebody might think of as unusual
is what somebody else thinks of as super comfortable
and inspiring and interesting and natural.
I've never truly been that aware of fashion as such.
I mean I'm really interested in style.
Most of the things that I love to see other people rocking
or rock myself are things that aren't for sale this year.
I'm not that into trends.
I went to a school that had uniforms.
And one of the great things about going
to a school with uniforms,
which I don't necessarily think is such a great thing,
is that everybody with an ounce of sense
will customize their uniform.
So you may be told that you have to wear a navy blue
skirt and a white shirt and a tie,
but there are 15,000 ways of wearing all the above.
Do you have your shirt tucked out like this?
Or do you have your tie over here?
Or do you have your collar up at the back?
Oh, just scruffy.
Passing off scruffy as kind of directional I suppose.
That was the most exotic transformation
I would say that I have ever undertaken.
Superheroes and immortals pale into insignificance
beside Karen Crowder corporate lawyer.
Pantyhose doesn't work with me.
Pantyhose let sort of ends up just above my knees.
It makes me walk strange so I'm not a big one for pantyhose.
I have four secret skills that I've boasted
about shamelessly for years,
so I'm gonna pull them out again, okay.
Really good at mending things,
whether it's china or wood, but I love sowing.
I love mending, sowing things.
Real skills, super skills, royal skills.
I'm a very good reverse parker.
It's occasionally useful but not all the time.
That's my super duper skill.
Anything that gets lost I can find.
Put me on the case I'm quite cheap.