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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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26 Responses to “Tilda Swinton Covers 'W' August 2011”

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  1. 1
    Dina Says:

    She always scares me a lil bit

  2. 2
    miss infamous Says:

    she scares me :(

  3. 3
    Ah...Bite Me! Says:

    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.

  4. 4
    SQ Says:

    She’s the Queen of FABULOUS!

  5. 5
    ka-blamo Says:

    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.

  6. 6
    ka-blamo Says:

    She’s nailed the look of androgyny.

  7. 7
    sdf Says:

    She’s such a badass! Love her!

  8. 8
    Lea Says:

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

  9. 9
    ohwe Says:

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

  10. 10
    Kim Says:

    Adore her!

  11. 11
    TS Says:

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

  12. 12
    frazzle Says:

    love her and love her look! stunning!

  13. 13
    Wow Says:

    Very Avant Garde..Fierceness

  14. 14
    Ber Says:

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

  15. 15
    CJ Says:

    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!

  16. 16
    dready Says:

    These photos are absolutely gorgeous!

  17. 17
    Kiki Says:

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

  18. 18
    E Says:

    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.

  19. 19
    Lynn Says:

    This woman is the embodiment of ugliness and unattractiveness.

  20. 20
    gogo Says:

    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


  21. 21
    carrienae Says:

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

  22. 22
    Vikious Says:

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

  23. 23
    Lakas Says:

    love her…shes kinda like an alien

  24. 24
    V Says:

    Talented, beautiful, fierce.

  25. 25
    Chris Says:

    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.

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