Tilda Swinton's 10 best Reddit AMA answers

The Snowpiercer star logged on to Reddit to plug her new movie and answer questions about her career and interests

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Tilda Swinton's 10 best Reddit AMA answers
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Alicia Tan

On Sunday, from the comfort of her armchair in the north of Scotland, movie iconoclast Tilda Swinton took to social media site Reddit to answer questions from “Redditeers” and hopefully convince you to see her latest movie, Bong Joon-Ho’s sci-fi Snowpiercer.

She discussed everything from working with cult directors Wes Anderson and Jim Jarmusch to a theory that she might or might not be a clone of David Bowie. And it's nice to know that just like us common people, she makes typos and uses caps lock excessively. Here’s a roundup of her best responses:

On filming Snowpiercer…

"SNOWPIERCER is something all of us who made it are so excited about everyone seeing.. Bong Joon Ho is a total master and it is such a privilege to be his colleague.. the more of you in the US who see it this weekend, the more theatres will play it over the next weeks, so GO HARD! My favourite part of filming was probably making Director Bong laugh.. he kind of sniggers like a kitten.."

On her favorite comedians…

"AMY SCHUMER!! BILL MURRAY MITCH HEDBERG WILL FERRELL BILL HADER CHRIS MORRIS GRAHAM LINEHAN JOHN FINNEMORE and many many many many many more

Comedy = lifeblood"

On working with Wes Anderson and Jim Jarmusch…

"Working with both Jim Jarmusch and Wes Anderson is like the summer camp of dreams.. with significant themic differences.. Wes Camp means all staying in a big house together and eating round one big table every night, none of that trailer stuff that big movies do, which tends to divide people out and make for lonely days (so I hear).. Jim Camp is rock n' roll camp, nocturnal, super mellow, like the endless morning after a crash-out sleep-over when noone really wants to go home.."

On the best song she’s heard all week…

"Hunger of the Pine by Alt-J"

On an interesting experience while on the set of The Curious Case of Benjamin Button with Brad Pitt and director David Fincher…

"The time when Fincher failed to notice that BP and I had arranged two potatoes and a carrot in a specific configuration on the kitchen table we were sitting at.. and had to have it pointed out to him at the END of a take.."

On how she chooses her projects…

"I first started making films with Derek Jarman in England in the 1980's.. we were very close friends and we made 7 films together over the nine years before he died in 1994. I learned very early on that filmmaking is amongst the most fun things that can be done in a group, in the cold and the rain in the middle of the night when the food has run out.. so ever since then, I have chosen the people first above every other element.. life is too short to be working alongside people you don't like A LOT for years on end.."

On whether she is actually a clone of David Bowie…

"The laboratory gave me strict instructions to issue no comment"

On whether she’d return as the White Witch in The Chronicles of Narnia…

"I have always hoped that there would be the chance to make THE MAGICIAN'S NEPHEW.. the prequel to THE LION THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE - such a fantastic story.. the creation of Narnia and the Witch driving a coach and four horses around Victorian London at breakneck speed.. but no word as yet.. let's cross our fingers.." 

On if she’s excited to work with the Coen brothers

"YES YES YES"

On what she would be if she hadn’t become an actress…

"Professional gambler"

It's hard not to love Tilda Swinton...

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