Tilda Swinton says feeling an immediate connection with her twins Honor and Xavier when they were born 13 years ago made her realize that not everyone has maternal instincts.
“When they were born I remember very precisely looking at them and feeling I was really into them. I liked them instantly,” she says.
“But at the same time, I was aware it could have gone the other way,” the Chronicles Of Narnia star added. “I had always assumed that the maternal instinct automatically kicks in, but in that instant I realized I was lucky.
“It happens more times than people ever admit that people are in this predicament. It’s a nightmare scenario but all too real.”