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Tilda Swinton: Centipede Covered for 'W' Magazine May 2013

Tilda Swinton: Centipede Covered for 'W' Magazine May 2013

Tilda Swinton is covered in real centipedes in this brand new feature from W magazine’s May 2013 issue.

Here’s what the 52-year-old actress had to share with the mag:

On having real centipedes on her face for the shoot: “Though they may look as if they were mechanically placed, we waited hours for these centipedes to crawl into their meaningful positions, decking me out with eyebrows and mustaches. ‘Ceci n’est pas une moustache,’ as Magritte might have put it.”

On beauty: “Being beautiful was never really something I associated with people I knew – certainly not girls. Boys maybe. Horses, yes, and certainly my great-grandmother Elsie Swinton, whose imperial grandeur was like a watermark.”

For more from Tilda, visit Wmagazine.com!

Also pictured inside: Tilda and her partner Sandro Kopp walking the East Village of New York City in Horiyoshi the Third scarves on Thursday (April 18).

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Credit: W magazine
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14 Responses to “Tilda Swinton: Centipede Covered for 'W' Magazine May 2013”

  1. 1
    siennagold Says:

    The photos are so creepy.

  2. 2
    GFW Says:

    Stranger than fiction, but I just adore that in her.
    -
    What an incredible actress.
    ~K

  3. 3
    H Says:

    ….with gaga sidelined

  4. 4
    jmho Says:

    Fantastic!

  5. 5
    PINHEAD HAHA Says:

    YOUR EYEBROWS LOOK SICK!!!! HAHAHA

    LOVE,
    YOUS A VERY SICK GIRL!!!! HAHAHA

  6. 6
    PINHEAD HAHA Says:

    THE ROACH GIRL!!!! HAHA

    LOVE,
    THE ROACH GIRL WILL NOT LIVE FOREVER!!!! HAHA LIKE IN STORY BOOKS!!!! HAHA

  7. 7
    PINHEAD HAHA Says:

    HEY ROACH GIRL!!!! HAHA MADONNA SINGS SECRET!!!! HAHAHA

    LOVE,
    KARMA!!!! HAHAHA

  8. 8
    rej Says:

    Anti-cover girl. Love it!

  9. 9
    Paulie Says:

    Tilda is what Gaga pretends to be.

  10. 10
    didi Says:

    Awesome talent – true original – great lady

  11. 11
    D Says:

    Weird for the sake of being weird is not art, people! This is just WEIRD!

  12. 12
    MinxDebra Says:

    No one ever said why she was posing with the centipedes on her face in the first place. Was it just to be different or strange? Very curious. Actors Actresses today will do almost anything to stand out in a crowd, to be different and noticed. I don’t find the photo very appealing.

  13. 13
    And so we begin.... Says:

    This is just STUPID. This woman needs to grow up and realize that you don’t need to act like a circus clown to be interesting. Trying too hard to be “edgy” is anything but edgy…. Way too much effort and quite pretentious….

  14. 14
    Lulani Says:

    I just don’t get it. The were trying s hard to be different and edgy andi just looks gross

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