LONDON: Tilda Swinton always knew she was never going to be ‘’bimbo material’’.
The 52-year-old actress - who earned the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her performance in ‘Michael Clayton’ in 2008 - struggled to get meaningful roles when she started her acting career and knew she would be ‘’a bit off an outsider’’ until she got older.
Tilda said: ‘’I was never going to be bimbo material . So I just kept my head down in my 20s. I had this strange instinct that I would only begin to start my real work in my 40s.’’
Tilda has 16-year-old twins Honor and Xavier with Scottish playwright John Byrne and she admits she is a naturally lazy person and prefers to spend time at home with them than work, and she is often hassled into accepting roles.
Speaking to The Sun newspaper, she said: ‘’I had my children and knew that at some point, when they were old enough, I would have more time. –EX