Three years after the pandemic, Tilda Swinton is ready to move beyond Covid-19 movie set rules.
During an appearance at a South By Southwest (SXSW) festival event in Austin, Texas on Monday, Swinton said she was told to “wear a mask at all times” during the production of a movie she’s about to make. to film in Ireland.
“I’m not wearing a mask,” Swinton stated of her plans while on set, adding that she’s had Covid-19 “so many times” but is now “super healthy.”
Swinton was at SXSW to promote her new movie “Problemista,” a comedy about a Salvadoran immigrant named Alejandro (Julio Torres) who dreams of working for the Hasbro toy company. While pursuing his Hasbro goals, Alejandro ends up working for Swinton’s character Elizabeth, an art critic dealing with issues surrounding her late husband’s remains.
“It’s very nice to see your faces unmasked,” Swinton added to the audience.
The Oscar winner also addressed the huge impact the pandemic has had on cinemas.
She said she was afraid that people would “forget the power” of seeing movies in the theater, and she said movies like “Everything Everywhere All at Once” are “really good for the cinema” and help bring cinemas back to life to bring.
The Michelle Yeoh-led film won seven Oscars at Sunday’s Academy Awards and grossed more than $100 million worldwide at the box office, drawing millions back to movie theaters.
Guillermo del Toro’s ‘Pinocchio’, to which Swinton lent her voice, also won the award for best animated film.
“In many ways, I feel more than ever that cinema is more and more magical,” she said.