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

(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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