Tilda Swinton talks seriously about her role in the film We Need To Talk About Kevin and being a mom to 13-year-old twins Honor and Xavier. The actress tells Vogue UK that she’s had to make sacrifices for her children, but they are worth it.
She shares, “It’s part of the deal of motherhood. I think everyone must suffer, I think that’s the whole point. That’s what life is. I don’t think that’s a secret or anything to get het up about. I think that’s how life is. It’s about growth and change, and it’s the bargain. Something goes, something comes. You always get something back.”
The 50-year-old actress, who plays a long-suffering mother of a teenager who commits mass murder, says it’s every expectant woman’s nightmare to fear what her child will be like.
She said, “It’s everybody’s nightmare that, when they’re pregnant, they’re going to give birth to the devil. That when they bring up children, especially a boy, they’re going to give birth to this violence.
“What I find most intriguing about (the role) of Eva is not that she gives birth to and raises this misanthropic and alienated, sociopathic child and that its really foreign and outside of herself. The thing that’s really the nightmare is that she recognizes it only too well, because its hers, The misanthropy is hers. That violence is hers.”
We Need To Talk About Kevin premieres in the UK on October 21.