She agrees it’s the biggest transformation of her career.
Tilda Swinton is known for her high-fashion ice-queen look: pale skin, pale hair, penetrating eyes. She’s also known for taking on ethereal roles in independent films.
This is the Tilda we know:
But not any more. In the new Judd Apatow/Amy Schumer comedy, Trainwreck, Swinton plays a magazine editor – the kind of editor who commissions stories like “Does Garlic Make Semen Taste Different?” and “10 Ugliest Celebrity Kids Under 6”. She had a favourite story to commission: “There was a moment about ‘What’s the hottest Asian country you can be from? Would it maybe be even hotter to be North Korean than South?’ I can’t remember, but it was ridiculous.”
Her transformation from statuesque transcendent beauty to glam magazine editor is quite extraordinary.
Swinton told the Huffington Post that she likes the fact that she looks completely different: “I’m delighted to say that I’m unrecognisable. I don’t know whether one would really want to be recognisable in this role. It’s a lot of makeup and a kind of tandoori tan and a wig, and that’s all it takes… You just have to go to a big makeup counter in a big department store and you, too, can get that look.”
— People magazine (@people) July 18, 2015