Tilda Swinton in an exclusive feature for Interview Magazine Germany

From the Scottish Highlands, the Oscar winner and style icon Tilda Swinton came to Paris to spend the day with us.
TILDA SWINTON FOR INTERVIEW MAGAZINE GERMANY

Swinton is as captivating in person as she is on the screen. With her formerly red hair now bleached white, pale skin, her appearance is very much age defying. And even though Swinton’s actual age is 56, she considers herself to be somewhere in between 11 and 99 years old.

In her new movie „Okja“, which is soon to premiere in Cannes and will be available on Netflix later this summer, Swinton plays Lucy Mirando, a neurotic head of a massive global corporation. The filming took place in New York during The Republican National Convention. Swinton recalls, „I stood in our lunch break, wearing Lucy’s glossy blonde hair, expensively immaculate teeth and pure white dress – part spa manager, part Barbie dollygirl – and watched Donald Trump’s daughter wow the crowd from a high podium in a near identical disguise.“

One could assume that Swinton would lead an eccentric life – quite the opposite. When not filming she lives in the Scottish Highlands with her family where her life pretty much revolves around dogs, children and chickens. With Interview Swinton shares a list of her daily activities which, although no set routine, may entail a combination of the following elements:

 

  • Letting hens out
  • Drinking tea
  • Walking on the beach with dogs
  • Driving to school Shopping for food
  • Shaking my head over the chaos of my son’s room
  • School meetings
  • Hours on the phone negotiating the logistics of travel
  • Hours on the phone negotiating the logistics of finance
  • Conversations with friends and colleagues, either around the kitchen table, over a wall, the telephone or Skype
  • Writing emails
  • Planning long stretches of quiet time in which to write without distraction (that pretty much never materialise)
  • Writing things other than emails
  • Clearing out cupboards and drawers
  • Collecting eggs
  • Collecting children
  • Feeding hens, dogs, children, tortoise
  • Chatting on the stairs/in the garden/ in his studio/everwhichwhere with my sweetheart
  • Walking on the hills with dogs
  • Putting things into the garden
  • Pulling things out of the garden
  • Cooking some of it
  • Lying about with my children
  • Putting hens to bed Putting dogs to bed
  • Watching films
  • Turning lights out

The complete story will appear in Interview Magazine Germany on May 17. Pre-order here

TILDA SWINTON FOR INTERVIEW MAGAZINE GERMANY
TILDA SWINTON FOR INTERVIEW MAGAZINE GERMANY
TILDA SWINTON FOR INTERVIEW MAGAZINE GERMANY
TILDA SWINTON FOR INTERVIEW MAGAZINE GERMANY
TILDA SWINTON FOR INTERVIEW MAGAZINE GERMANY
TILDA SWINTON FOR INTERVIEW MAGAZINE GERMANY
TILDA SWINTON FOR INTERVIEW MAGAZINE GERMANY
TILDA SWINTON FOR INTERVIEW MAGAZINE GERMANY
TILDA SWINTON FOR INTERVIEW MAGAZINE GERMANY

Fotos ANDREA SPOTORNO

Styling JERRY STAFFORD

Hair LAURENT PHILIPPON/CALLISTE AGENCY

Make-up: SAM BRYANT/BRYANT ARTISTS

Production BIRD PRODUCTION

Digital Operator FLORENT BRUNEL

Foto Assistent PETE HAWK

Styling Assistent FIONA HICKS