Tilda on Childbirth: 'Murderous' and 'Violent'

Actress criticizes Hollywood birth scenes for being unrealistic
By Mark Russell,  Newser Staff
Posted May 13, 2011 8:46 AM CDT
British actress Tilda Swinton poses on the red carpet before the screening of 'We Need to Talk About Kevin' presented in competition at the 64th Cannes Film Festival on May 12, 2011 in Cannes. AFP PHOTO...   (Getty Images)
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(Newser) – Childbirth as depicted in the movies may be "all really lovely," complete with flowers everywhere and "magically" made-up moms—but for actress Tilda Swinton, it's "a truly, truly murderous business." Never shy about being unconventional, Swinton says: "It’s violent. And if one doesn’t embrace that, if one can’t embrace it—and it’s really tough to do that—then you’re up a gum tree because it means you’re going to be cutting off a whole part of yourself.” Swinton, the mother of teenage twins, is currently in Cannes promoting her latest film, We Need to Talk About Kevin, notes the Telegraph. (Click to read about Tilda Swinton's open relationship.)

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