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Tilda Swinton: ‘I always felt I was queer’

The Human Voice star says "I was just looking for my queer circus, and I found it" in new interview.

2021-01-14

Words: Jamie Tabberer; picture: Song Pictures Classics

Tilda Swinton has shared that she has always felt "queer" in a new interview.

The We Need To Talk About Kevin star opened up about her relationship with the "sensibility" in a new interview with British Vogue.

In it, she also pays tribute to her "queer circus", including filmmaker Luca Guadagnino. Luca, who is gay, has directed Tilda in films such as A Bigger Splash and Suspiria.

Tilda in the new issue of British Vogue (Picture: British Vogue/Nikolai von Bismarck)

"I have a family with Boon Joon-ho"

“I’m very clear that queer is actually, for me anyway, to do with sensibility," Tilda told the publication. "I always felt I was queer - I was just looking for my queer circus, and I found it. And having found it, it’s my world."

The star added: "Now I have a family with Wes Anderson, I have a family with Bong Joon-ho, I have a family with Jim Jarmusch, I have a family with Luca Guadagnino, with Lynne Ramsay, with Joanna Hogg.”

Tilda famously starred in the 1992 movie adaptation of Virginia Woolf's novel Orlando, in which a British nobleman transitions gender and lives for 300 years.

She will next be seen in The Human Voice, the new short film by Pedro Almodóvar.

Dua Lipa covers the latest issue of the mag (Picture: Emma Summerton)

Read the full feature in the February 2021 issue of British Vogue available via digital download and newsstands now.

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