Tilda Swinton no actress

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 30 August 2008
Tilda Swinton

Tilda Swinton no actress

Tilda Swinton "isn't an actress".

'The Chronicles of Narnia' star found it "hilarious" when she was given an Oscar this year because she claims she isn't really part of the profession.

She said: "These awards are for actresses and I'm not really an actress because the more I know about what real actors are subjected to within the film-making process, I'm not one at all."

The 47-year-old actress - who won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in 'Michael Clayton' - also claims her attitude to accepting movie roles sets her apart from her contemporaries.

She told Britain's Independent newspaper: "I don't choose roles, I choose people. I've never chosen a role in my life. The idea is an anathema to me. That's why I saw I'm not a proper actress because I've heard other actors talking about how they have to fight to be part of the conversation and I've never had that experience.

"I choose the person and then we'll decide what we're going to do together and magically it will appear four years later."

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