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Tilda Swinton Covers 'W' August 2011

Tilda Swinton Covers 'W' August 2011

Tilda Swinton rocks a tuxedo jacket and silk blouse by Salvatore Ferragamo on the cover of W‘s August issue.

Here’s what the 50-year-old British actress had to share with the mag:

On her latest film, We Need to Talk About Kevin, in which she plays the mother of a violent, disturbed boy: “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. When I had my children [13-year-old twins Xavier and Honor], my manager asked me what project I wanted to work on next. I said, “Something Greek, perhaps Medea.” Nobody quite understood what I meant, what I was feeling.”

On getting offered more bad guy roles since winning an Oscar for Michael Clayton: “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.”

FYI: Tilda finished off her cover look with Acne pants, a Patricia Underwood for Chris Benz hat, and Sermoneta gloves. She also wore VPL‘s latex coat for the shoot.

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Photos: Tim Walker/W Magazine
Posted to: Magazine, Tilda Swinton

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  • Dina

    She always scares me a lil bit

  • miss infamous

    she scares me :(

  • Ah…Bite Me!

    Amazing photos. She’s statuesque with beautiful coloring.
    Sort of reminds be of Annie Lennox in the ’80s.
    I find her stunning in an cold, unconventional way.

  • SQ

    She’s the Queen of FABULOUS!

  • ka-blamo

    She’s got the androgyny thing down pat. I can’t think of anyone else besides Grace Jones who could effectively nail this look without even trying that hard.

  • ka-blamo

    She’s nailed the look of androgyny.

  • sdf

    She’s such a badass! Love her!

  • Lea

    Agree with everybody here (except #2. She is the truth and lady caca is a gimmick..ah!

  • ohwe

    oh please! but you guys bash all the beautiful attractive “sex symbol” actresses/celebs! give me a break…

  • Kim

    Adore her!

  • TS

    TILDA is FIERCE ! Not only does she know fashion, she’s a brilliant actress too.

  • frazzle

    love her and love her look! stunning!

  • Wow

    Very Avant Garde..Fierceness

  • Ber

    We need more news about this people…so much to say…..

  • CJ

    Tilda is amazing. I don’t think most people realise that her family are one of the oldest Scottish clans and are royal descendants. her dad lives in a castle!

  • dready

    These photos are absolutely gorgeous!

  • Kiki

    This is the proof that eventhough you’re 50 u still can model :)

  • E

    Thank you for posting this. She is refreshing, intelligent, great unconventional style and beauty. Thanks for recognizing who she is. P.s. I love the fact that her kids don’t give a damn.

  • Lynn

    This woman is the embodiment of ugliness and unattractiveness.

  • gogo

    the only reason why people are praising her is because they don’t feel intimidated by her.

    but they bash people like fox because they know she’s pretty and want to destroy her.

    by the way I’ve always thought this Tilda chick tries too hard to be different.

    and she’s


  • carrienae

    Absolutely perfect!!!! Totally unconventional but spectacular…. Only Tilda can nail this!

  • Vikious

    She’s scares me too, but… she’s a GODDESS, really.

  • Lakas

    love her…shes kinda like an alien

  • http://www. V

    Talented, beautiful, fierce.

  • Chris

    After watching “I Am Love” three times in a row, she vaulted to the top of my list of best actresses ever. If you haven’t seen it, click on Netflix immediately.

  • Seinfeldted

    Hey everyone, Please check out Andrew Mukamal’s video coverage of W Magazine – Tilda Swinton- Today’s Look Episode # 10!! Thanks!