Tilda Swinton attends Milan event with her 18-years-younger lover


Here are some new photos of Tilda Swinton in Milan for the launch of Vertu’s “Constellation”. I have no idea what that is or what it means. It doesn’t matter. What matters is that Tilda was there with the likes of Clive Owen, Uma Thurman, David Gandy and many more. Clive Owen and David Gandy were at the same event. GAH. WITH TILDA. That’s amazing. Unfortunately for Gandy and Owen, Tilda probably wasn’t interested in them. Tilda brought along her young lover, Sandro Kopp, as her date. As you may know, Tilda happily exists in a long-standing menage a trois situation with her baby-daddy John Byrne (who is about 70 years old) and with her young love, Sandro, who is about 32 (Tilda is 50). Very few women could pull this off with the kind of aplomb Tilda manages.

Tilda also has a new interview with a British paper, Metro. She’s still talking about We Need To Talk About Kevin, and here are some highlights:

Playing a harrowing role: “There’s nothing harrowing about it for me. It’s much easier to shoot a harrowing film than to watch one.”

On her Oscar: “I can’t imagine it would hinder things so I’m not complaining but it’s sort of…Irrelevant. It doesn’t really figure in my life.”

She hates the word “career”: “People who have careers set out to have careers. I always find that very admirable and awe-inspiring, this idea of shooting an arrow with a thread attached way into the future and then pulling yourself up, but I never had that sense. I don’t want to sound ungrateful but I am literally making it up as I go along.”

She never considered herself particularly compelling: “I was always aware of being reassuringly unattractive.”

‘Tilda-lite’ work on Burn After Reading & Narnia: “I call that tourism because it’s really easy for me. It’s very lightweight on the diary. I’ll put on a costume and play with some friends and then I’ll come home.”

How she feels about acting: “I’m really not interested in it. Still not. And I’ve given up waiting for an epiphany of interest to strike. But I am interested in wondering about people.”

[From Metro]

I get kind of tired of Tilda bitching about how she’s “not interested” in acting, but to give her the benefit of the doubt, she’s been doing a hell of a lot of press for Kevin, and I think she’s mostly tired of that. Or maybe she really is that apathetic about acting. As for the “irrelevance” of her Oscar… that’s going to hurt her chances for winning the Lead Actress Oscar this year. I’m sure she’s guaranteed a nomination for Kevin, but she might only win if she plays the Hollywood game a bit more. Of course, if she played the game, we wouldn’t love her so much.

I’m including some pics of Uma Thurman and David Gandy too.






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  1. Praise St. Angie! says:

    oh, Uma…just NO on that hair. she looks like JLo.

  2. ladybert62 says:

    she is in a long standing menage a trois situation? Wow, news to me. How strange.

  3. Obvious says:

    Uma, stand up straight! that slouch does nothing for you or the dress!!!!!

  4. Mitch Buchanan Rocks says:

    Tilda must be a good lover because Sandro sure looks happy.

  5. jc126 says:

    Yuck. She doesn’t thrill me when I watch her act. I’ll never understand the Tilda love.
    I wonder what people would said if Tilda she a man doing this out in the open, a man with an older wife and a younger lover.

  6. Jaded says:

    She really does have this other-worldly glow about her, a complexion to die for! Wonder what products she uses as she may be 50 but has baby-bottom skin.

  7. Kaiser says:

    ladybert – for a while. Like, maybe a decade?

  8. Guys says:

    I love it that she isn’t a hypocrite like the rest of the Hollywood. Also I see no menage a trois, she lives with her boyfriend while her ex partner is in Scotland, taking care of the children. If she were a guy like Clooney no one would bring this up.

  9. podzol says:

    Seriously, we’re going to define Tilda Swinton’s (impressive) character by a little snippet of metro.uk?
    The lady is in the same leagues of Cate Blanchett when it comes to conversation depth and personality … she’s truly impressive.

  10. j says:

    I have read that she has or had a female lover that she always travels with.. by the way he looks like a suicide bomber.

  11. Sloane Wyatt says:

    Tilda has had a facelift; the earlobes tell the tale. Plus, we never see a side view to look for the scars.

  12. mln76 says:

    Wow I never knew about this menage a trois situation. I guess if they are all happy my provincial mind can stay in utter shock. Oh and unfortunately most pundits are guessing she won’t actually get nominated.

  13. Bubbling says:

    Coolest alien ever! *I fell in love with an alien, fell in love with her eyes
    Now people, what are we going to do with Uma’s hair?!

  14. bessicus says:

    David Gandy looks like the cartoon guy Sterling Archer. Archer is hilarious!

  15. Ann says:

    Why is this a headline? I don’t think I’ve seen “Male Star X travels with 18-years-younger Lover” on here?

  16. ladybert62 says:

    Thanks for the info Kaiser – color me old fashioned as I am somewhat shocked.

    She does have a beautiful complexion and I like her haircut even though it adds to her masculine look – I cant even picture her with long flowing hair and a frilly dress.

    She is certainly unique.

    I have never (to my knowledge) seen her act.

  17. Toot says:

    Sandro must be a giant because we all know Tilda is tall, but even with heels on she’s still shorter than him.

    I always remember the first time I saw Tilda was in the movie “Orlando”. I was a kid and saw it on Cinemax when they had something called Vanguard Cinema. It was a very interesting and different movie.

  18. Liane says:

    Fascinating woman. I love reading the interview excerpts you post from her.

  19. Kimbob says:

    @Jaded..I read this article & was about to post about her skin, as well. I’ve seen pics of Tilda before, & I don’t think she’s very attractive…but I just noticed her skin…incredible, huh?

    @Sloan Wyatt..read your comment, too. Are you sure? Some people just have wonky earlobes. I certainly am not professing to be astute when it comes to knowing how to tell, only when it is obvious. If she’s had one, I won’t to know who her surgeon is.

    It also strikes me that she’s taken very good care of her skin. Doesn’t seem to be a sun worshipper…which is probably the #1 way to have excellent skin.

  20. anemoneblue says:

    Actually, the father of her children is very much aware of this arrangement. I have read interviews where Tilda talks about all of them spending holidays together. It’s her life and she has to answer to no one.

  21. WhiteNoise says:

    Sigh. Why keep persisting with this tabloid menage a trois fantasy?

    Tilda lives with Kopp, and Byrne lives nearby with his partner Jeanine Davies.

    They split in 2005, after Swinton met Kopp on the set of The Chronicles of Narnia in 2004. They remain good friends.

    John Byrne’s OWN WORDS: ‘What are you going to do? Punish someone for falling in love with someone else? That’s not the way to go about anything. I am saying this after four years. It’s something that you come to terms with. You wouldn’t say it was wonderful, you wouldn’t be human. But it is wonderful in the sense that we are such good friends — all of us. You only want happiness for the person you love and your children.’

    Link – http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1208310/No-way-menage-trois-Tilda-Swintons-ex-denies-myth-lives-threesome-actress-lover.html#ixzz1bFB0v6og

  22. So not! says:

    I loved that she said she is “reasurringly unattractive”
    i would have said it differently but that works

  23. Pyewacket says:

    Yeah, it isn’t as if she and her baby daddy are still together.I guess it makes for a better story if one says it’s a menage a trois.

  24. Dibba says:

    I wonder what she’d look like with mascara?

  25. Happy21 says:

    I can’t help but really, really like her. She’s so unique. I don’t even think I’ve even seen a movie with her in it but I read what I can about her.

    Menage et trois huh!? Good on her :-)

    Uma Thurman just seems tacky to me. Like she just doesn’t have a clue.

    And David Gandy is my new heartthrob since I first saw him on here yesterday! LOL!

  26. Jaded says:

    @ Sloan Wyatt – she’s always had wonky earlobes, even when she was young, so don’t think a facelift has caused it.

  27. Melissa says:

    I did not know that her and Byrne had broken up. I thought she was into polyamory, not a menage a trois. A menage a trois to me means 3 people all in bed together at the same time, doing something sexual. Polyamory is when someone has multiple lovers – maybe one committed partner, but then some side pieces, and everyone is on board with it.

  28. bokchoi says:

    forget Tilda – we must discuss the gigantic paws at the end of Uma’s arms. what the hell?

  29. Sloane Wyatt says:

    Tilda looks like she’s had a facelift.

    The link won’t get through here.

  30. aenflex says:

    Tilda is THE MAN. One of those rare, truly odd people.

  31. ZenB!tch says:

    I always thought she was gay.

  32. Stubbylove says:

    Love Tilda – she is amazing and lovely.

  33. buckley says:

    Her skin is beautiful.
    I want whatever she’s having!

  34. Aurelia says:

    Ain’t it sweet, he has a beard in the hope of making himself look older.

    Much like when an older dude starts using hair product and wearing trendy jeans when he gets himself a younger philly.

  35. Stellax2 says:

    I think she is an incredible actress. She does have flawless skin.

    I’d always assumed that Tilda was bisexual. She is a striking person as an actor and intellectually.

    Uma’s hair looks terrible in the picture. Her dress doesn’t seem to fit her properly. The dress is wearing her instead of the other way around.

    Gandy looks delicious.

  36. Violet says:

    Ha ha, it’s not really a menage a trois when one of the participants is too old to have sex very often and probably can’t even get it up without Viagra.

    It’s good that she’s found herself a younger guy who can keep up with her and at least she’s being honest about it.

    Oh, and Sandro’s beard is hideous. It’s like he’s part poodle. Yuck.

  37. Tiffany says:

    Loved her in Burn After Reading. Best thing was learning she was a pedatrician, hilarious. Have her and Cate Blanchette done a film together. If not, someone needs to get on that.

  38. N.D. says:

    This isn’t menage a trois. It might have been for awhile because in the beginning Byrne was giving ambiguous statements about the state of their relationship with Tilda but after some time he found himself a new love too and they are two separate couples now who are connected through kids.

    Still they are really cool. Certain Jennifer Aniston could have taken a lesson from their story :)

  39. Cheyenne says:

    Sorry, but I’m not jumping on the Swinton bandwagon. Androgyne chic totally does not do it for me. She looks like David Bowie’s clone.

    As for Uma, the hair is a mistake but she is wearing the hell out of that dress. She’s looking damn good for 41.

  40. JaneWonderfalls says:

    I guess this is CB new person to love! I’m indifferent toward her, nothing good or bad to say. She is just meh…

  41. irene harvey says:

    somebody please find out what skin products the great swinton uses–her flawless radiant skin knock me out.

    she’s a woman who makes me happy to be one. she’s smart, funny & authentic. she’s the anti-goop!

  42. Iggles says:

    JaneWonderfalls – I’m kind of meh too. Though I think she plays interesting characters in movies. The White Queen in Narnia. The fallen angel Gabriel in Constantine. She gave a lot to those characters that would have fell flat in less capable hands. And she made them more a bit terrifying!

    More power to her! Though, I am relieved to know she’s not in some weird threesome couple thing. That sort of thing squicks me out!

  43. izzyvalentine says:

    She tries too hard to be different. No matter how badly I want to like her, something about her just bugs.

  44. Ashley says:

    OMG, they both look butt ugly. So they go good together. Is she wearing a bathrope from the hotel?

  45. Alexa says:

    Her boyfriend is super yummy! I don’t know much about Tilda . . . she looks mean.

  46. DreamyK says:

    So beautiful. Not a fan of her man’s beard, though.

  47. Camille says:

    Love Tilda, she is fabulous. She can do no wrong by me.

  48. NM9005 says:

    Ah alien and angel together…

    She bumps nasties with Kopp and raises her children in an amicable non-sexual relationship with her husband. I think Byrne doesn’t care what Tilda does, as long as she stays with him in and be a family for the children. The guy is 70, he just goes with it and likes the company and safeness but I think if he could choose, he would prefer Tilda for himself. I thinks she is the one who choose the lifestyle. A life partner vs fun free s* and she combines both.
    About Tilda’s disdain for acting:
    God, I love her, she’s amazing (menage à trois with her and Uma = YES) but I don’t believe that she didn’t want to be an actress. She worked in theatre, then moved up to television and worked her way up in film. If she REALLY wanted to do something else, she had plenty of time doing so. However, she actively chose film and stardom. It took her a lot of years and hard work (and lots of auditions and rejections!) so why would she say now that she didn’t want it? It doesn’t add up. She has enough money to retire but she keeps on going, so come on girl stop the unconventional bull*…

    I’m fangirling over Uma, I loved her since I was 15, Kill Bill craze! And I’m still going strong and hard for her. She rocks, I would’ve switched places with ungrateful Hawke and gaze at her all day long…all day LONG! I’m not even lesbian and she evokes these kind of feelings with me.

  49. cat says:

    re: uma thurman looking damn good for 41, 41 isn’t that old! maybe it’s time to rethink how we look *at* 41.

  50. smh says:

    Tilda’s lover is much younger than her but they’ve been together since forever. I really don’t care they’re both adults. What I do criticize is how mediocre and uninteresting his paintings are. And Uma’s outfit is below average as usual. It does not fit her body type and the two types of fabric look bad on her. She just looks bored. And her hair looks frumpy. Girl! With that kind of money you definitely ought to get a stylist since you obviously don’t have a good eye yourself

  51. smh says:

    omg i just saw Uma’s hands when i scrolled up and it scarred me for life. and her feet…. fe fi fo fum

  52. sue says:

    She couldn’t care less what Hollywood thinks of her and i love it. She is different and intelligent. In my world she can do anything she wants and I would like her. She looks amazing for 50 and her skin is beautiful.

  53. AcornPaste says:

    The man looks like a cross between Brandon Flowers (The Killers fame) and Mark Ruffalo.

  54. SamiHami says:

    She is trying wayyyy too hard. Look at me! Look at me! I’m sooo cool.

    At least the Kartrashians are honest about their desire for fame.