What better way to kick off a weekend than with a 22-minute chat between two of my favorite people in the entire universe: Charlie Rose and Tilda Swinton. Tilda’s busy promoting the North American release of her highly anticipated sociopathic thriller We Need To Talk About Kevin, and she paid a visit to Charlie’s oak table to talk about the movie, but also about a wide range of other topics. The film itself is a study of motherly discomfort with newborn children, and brings to the silver screen a very uncomfortable subject matter which is just now beginning to be talked about by women beyond closed doors — the idea that not all mothers develop an instantaneous bond with their child(ren), with some never developing this bond at all. As the conversation develops, it transitions to Swinton’s ideas on how she uses glamour as a means of collaborative engagement with her immensely talented friends, her definition of acting, the fascinating creative niche she has carved for herself over the course of her career, as well as Charlies’ confession that Tilda is pretty much the sexiest, most alluring woman on the face of the earth:
“Do you know what you DO to us boys?!” -Charlie Rose to Tilda Swinton
The following 22 minutes are nothing short of balls-out fantastic, and it easily ranks as my favorite Charlie Rose interview of all time. So sit back, grab a cocktail, and let these two greats take you away. Pure amazingness. For all FEELguide posts related to Tilda Swinton CLICK HERE.
YOU CAN WATCH CHARLIE ROSE’S INTERVIEW WITH TILDA SWINTON BELOW. FAST FORWARD TO THE 30:18 MARK FOR SWINTON’S APPEARANCE.