British actress Tilda Swinton (57) has admitted that they shape gave to Dr. Josef Klemperer in the horror film Suspiria. Previously, that role was attributed to actor Lutz Ebersdorf, but that person was invented by Swinton and director Luca Guadagnino.
Director Guadagnino wiped earlier rumours that Swinton was very similar to Ebersdorf of the table as ‘fake news’. But now confirms Swinton the news anyway. They did it ‘just for fun’ she says to the New York Times. “I did it more for the fun than for anything else,” she says. “As my grandmother always said: “It would be boring not to do it”.’
The director chose a woman, Swinton, in a male role, because his film is about female identity. By her casting caused the director to ensure that there is always a feminine element was at the heart of the film.
Oscar-winning make-upartiest Mark Coulier made for the transformation. He used prosthetics to her neck to widen and made her jaw line more masculine. There were also fake genitals, so they could better empathize with her role.
To the hoax complete, had Swinton an IMDb page created for Lutz Ebersdorf. She thinks it’s a pity that the secret is out. “My dream was that we’d never had have to admit,” says Swinton. “I had hoped that we would be able to say that Ebersdorf died during the editing of the film, and that was the end of the credits, an ‘in memoriam’ to the man.’
The film comes out on 16 november in the halls in Great Britain.