Why Tilda Swinton Calls Doctor Strange a 'Terrifying Acid Trip'

Tilda Swinton from Doctor Strange
Tilda Swinton from Doctor Strange

Tilda Swinton Calls Doctor Strange with Benedict Cumberbatch an Acid Trip

They don’t call him strange for nothing. Consider this scene: After Tilda Swinton’s the Ancient One sends Benedict Cumberbatch‘s damaged doctor off to The Multiverse, he looks in astonishment as his fingers each sprout new hands, and then those fingers sprout their own hands, and so on.

“All of the incredible specials in this film are things that you fantasized about since you were tiny,” the “Doctor Strange” star tells Made in Hollywood reporter Kylie Erica Mar. “Apart from it being the most terrifying acid trip anybody’s ever imagined, it’s the kind of thing you fantasize about when you’re 6. And it’s all in this movie.”

It’s so crazy, she says: “No need for acid anymore. You just go to the movies.”

Why Tilda Swinton from Doctor Strange Considers Herself Lucky and Lazy

Based on a popular Marvel comic series, “Doctor Strange” follows the adventures of a surgeon with shattered hands from a car accident who becomes the kung fu-flying superhero protector against mystical and magical threats in the universe posed by the villain, played by Mads Mikkelsen.

For Swinton, stepping into the role of the Ancient One means another memorable part in a big movie, but the actress insists that she’s actually “super lazy” and that her professional path has been as unpredictable as Doctor Strange’s adventures.

“I’m really lucky and spoiled,” she says. “I know how good it is to have fun, and I’m completely committed to that. The wonderful thing about working with friends is that it never fails. I just work with my pals. I find new pals along the way. … That whole modus operandi of just having a laugh with your friends has now become a 30-year career in the movie business for me.”

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