Tilda Swinton

  • Aired:  01/26/12
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Tilda Swinton reveals her parenting secrets and explains why she would never want to direct a movie. (5:42)

>> Stephen: WELCOME BACK, MY

GUEST TONIGHT HUSBAND WHOLE

FILM IS CALLED WE NEED TO

TALK ABOUT HEAVEN.

-- KEVIN.

>> YOU CAN SAY BALL, BALL,

BALL, NO?

>> I WILL SHOW IT TO YOU.

YOU'RE GOING TO ROLL IT BACK

TO ME, OKAY?

OKAY.

ROLL IT BACK TO MOMMY.

ROLL IT BACK.

ROLL IT BACK.

OKAY.

>> Jon: WE'VE ALL BEEN

THERE.

PLEASE WELCOME TILDA

SWINTON.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

NICE TO SEE YOU.

HOW ARE YOU.

>> NICE TO MEET YOU

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

>> Jon: HOW ARE YOU.

>> I'M VERY WELL, THANK YOU.

>> Jon: CONGRATULATIONS,

ANOTHER UNBELIEVABLY

TERRIFIC PERFORMANCE.

>> UNBELIEVABLE, IT'S ALWAYS

A REALLY SCARY THING TO SAY

ABOUT FILM.

YOU KNOW WHEN PEOPLE SAY SHE

WAS INCREDIBLE.

>> Jon: YES, WELL, I DON'T,

I HAVE HEARD PEOPLE SAY

THAT.

>> I SAW A POSTER SOMEBODY

SAID THEY WERE INCREDIBLE IN

THE FILM WHICH I THOUGHT WAS

KIND OF SCARY, UNBELIEVABLE

IS ALL RIGHT.

>> Jon: DO YOU TAKE-- DO YOU

KNOW YOUR HEART WHEN YOU

HAVE DONE A GREAT JOB.

IS IT DIFFICULT TO KNOW, ARE

THERE TIMES YOU COME OUT AND

PEOPLE PRAISE YOU AND I

THINK ACTUALLY NO I PHONED

IT IN ON THAT ONE, OR IS

THERE --

>> YEAH, YEAH, NO, I DON'T

KNOW.

>> Jon: YOU DON'T HAVE A

SENSE OF IT.

>> I TRY AND KIND OF, YOU

KNOW, STEAR CLEAR OF ANYBODY

WHO HAS GOT AN OPINION,

REALLY.

>> Jon: NOW HOW DO

YOU-- BECAUSE IT'S HARD.

THE THING IT IS STUFF

I-- TOUGH I THINK OF BEING

AN ACKER IS YOU DO THE BEST

AND YOU BUT YOU DON'T

CONTROL THE EDIT.

YOU HAVE TO REALLY TRUST THE

DIRECTORY PUT YOUR BEST WORK

OUT THERE YES.

>> YEAH, ALTHOUGH I HAVE A

HABIT OF PRODUCING AND I

HAVE PRODUCED THIS ONE TOO,

WHICH MEANS YOU CAN BE

AROUND TO KIND OF GET THE

GNARLLY BITS OUT.

>> Jon: THAT'S VERY SMART.

>> YEAH.

>> Jon: WHAT IF, AND THIS IS

JUST FROM MY EXPERIENCE AS

AN ACTOR, WHAT IF EVERYTHING

YOU'VE DONE IS A GNARLY BIT.

>> IS NATURALLY.

>> YOU JUST GO BANKRUPT AND

YOU NEVER RELEASE THE FILM.

>> Jon: THAT IS THE MISTAKE

I'VE MADE IN MY ACTING

CAREER.

>> YEAH.

>> Jon: I'VE HAD MY FILMS

RES RELEASED.

HAVE YOU DIRECTED SOME AS

WELL.

>> NO.

>> Stephen: .

>> Jon: IS THAT SOMETHING

WOULD YOU LIKE TO TRY.

>> NO, NO, NO SKRZ WHAT

IS --

>> NO, NO,.

>> Jon: SO YET.

>> NO.

>> Jon: SO THAT'S A MAYBE.

>> NO.

>> Jon: SO YOU ARE SAYING

WOULD YOU LIKE TO DIRECT.

>> POSSIBLY, PROBE POSSIBLY,

NO, NO, REALLY NOT IN ANY

SENSE.

I'M TOO LADY-- LAZY BY FAR,

NO REALLY.

>> Jon: SO YOU PRODUCE THE

MOVIE, YOU ACT IN THE MOVIE

BUT DIRECTING, THAT IS WHERE

YOU DRAW THE LINE.

>> ABSOLUTELY IMPOSSIBLE.

>> Jon: WHAT IS IT ABOUT

DIRECTING THAT IS SOP MUCH

MORE STRENUOUS.

>> YOU KNOW, I'VE GOT KIDS,

I DON'T KNOW HOW PEOPLE

DIRECT MOVIES WITHOUT KIDS.

>> Jon: HERE IS WHAT I DO, I

WORK VERY HARD, YOU JUST

DON'T SEE THEM.

>> OKAY.

>> Jon: BUT THEN WHEN THEY

GET OLDER, YOU INTRODUCE

YOURSELF.

THAT'S HOW MY FAMILY HAS

BEEN DOING IT FOR

GENERATIONS.

>> HOW OLD ARE YOU YOUR

KIDS.

>> Jon: MY KIDS ARE --

>> YOU CAN REMEMBER?

>> Jon: NO, THEY'RE 7 AND

ALMOST 6.

>> OH, WOW.

>> Jon: HOW OLD ARE YOU

YOURS.

>> I'VE GOT TWO THE SAME AGE,

14.

>> Jon: I WOULD THINK WOULD

YOU WANT TO GET OUT OF THE

HOUSE AT THAT POINT.

>> NO, THEY'RE GREAT.

THEY'RE REALLY-- .

>> Jon: I FEEL LIKE 14 IS

THE ABLE WHERE EVERYONE SAYS

THEY TURN ON YOU.

>> IT'S NONSENSE.

I DON'T KNOW WHAT THAT IS

ABOUT.

THAT IS JUST ANOTHER WAY OF

SELLING DRUGS TO PARENTS.

>> Jon: WAIT, WHAT?

>> YES OR TO THE KIDS

EITHER.

>> Jon: MY CHILDREN ARE

LITTLE AND I'M ALREADY

TAKING THEM.

>> YOU HAVE A HANDY HABIT BY

THE TIME ARE YOU 14.

>> Jon: I CAN'T IMAGINE AN

AGE, 7 AND 6 THEY TILL HAVE

THAT INCREDIBLY INNOCENT

ENTHUSIASM.

>> YEAH.

>> Jon: BUT THE SARCASM HAS

NOT --

>> HASN'T COME IN.

>> Jon: THEY WOULD NEVER SAY

TO ME LIKE YEAH, THE ZOOK,

NICE IDEA, [BLEEP] LIKE

THERE'S THAT PURITY STILL OF

SPIRIT.

>> YEAH.

>> Jon: THAT I FEAR IS GOING

TO GO AWAY.

AT 14 DO THEY STILL HAVE

SOME OF THAT.

>> NO, YOU HAVE TO LIVE IN

THE HEIGHT OF THE SCOTTLAND

AND YOU HAVE TO LIVE IN A

TREE AND THEN THERE IS NOT A

PROBLEM.

>> Jon: ALL RIGHT HERE IS MY

PROBLEM.

IS APARTMENT IN JERSEY.

SEE THAT WAS-- WHAT IS IT

ABOUT THAT --

>> SARCASM AROUND EVERY

CORNER.

>> Jon: IT'S TERRIBLE.

HAVE YOU DONE SOMETHING IN

PARTICULAR, ARE YOU A

DISCIPLINARY, MORE FRIENDLY

WITH THEM, HOW DO YOU GET IT

SO THAT THEY DON'T GO GET

OUT OF MY ROOM.

>> NO, I DON'T KNOW, MAYBE I

I DON'T KNOW.

>> Jon: DOW SMOKE POT WITH

THEM?

>> THEY SMI I AM-- THINK I'M

REALLY DIM WHICH IS A GOOD

LOOK FOR A PARENT.

THEY COME PAT YOU ON THE

HEAD AND THEY SAY, AND THEN

YOU CAN KIND OF CONTROL THEM

REMOTE CONTROL.

>> Jon: I HAVE THE SECRET

NOW.

ACT DUMB, PRETEND ARE YOU

THEIR FRENCH BULL DOG.

>> YOU HAVE ALMOST GOT TWINS

WHICH SAY GOOD THING BECAUSE

THEY WILL VERY SOON, DO THEY

ALREADY THINK THEY RULE YOU?

>> Jon: THEY DO ACTUALLY.

>> IT'S REALLY GOOD, KEEP

THAT GOING BECAUSE THEN YOU

CAN, YOU KNOW, MANAGE THEM.

>> Jon: I FEEL LIKE IT WILL

BE ONE OF THOSE SITUATIONS

WHERE I'M PRETENDING THEY

RULE ME AND ONE DAY MY WIFE

AND I GO YOU KNOW, THEY

ACTUALLY RULE US.

IT'S A LITTLE FRIGHTENING.

BUT NOW WE KNOW.

I'M SORRY WE DON'T HAVE MORE

TIME TO TALK BUT WE NEED TO

TALK ABOUT KEVIN S IN THE

THEATRES NOW.

SEE IT.

AND THEN MOVE YOUR FAMILY TO

A TREE IN SCOTLAND.

WHICH I THINK IS THE ANSWER.

TILDA SWINTON, EVERYBODY.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

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