Tilda Swinton, who stars in the upcoming drama We Need to Talk About Kevin, is well known for making eyebrow-raising statements to the press.
But Swinton's latest disclosure might have some worried for Swinton's well-being (and the safety of small children in her presence).
The actress reportedly told The Telegraph Magazine (which is not available online) that as a child she had murderous intentions toward her newborn brother.
In the Telegraph Magazine interview, excerpted by Celebitchy.com, the 1993 murder of 2-year old James Bulger came up:
Years ago, when James Bulger was murdered, every newspaper front page was talking about evil, Swinton said. At that point, having suppressed it for years, I remembered when I was four or five, I tried to kill my own brother.
He was newly born and I was disappointed, because he was the third boy. That was enough as far as I was concerned.
I went into his room to kill him, saw some ribbons from a bonnet going into his mouth, and began to pull them out...And I was discovered saving his life. So I had this strange reputation - my brother's savior - and no one knew I wanted to kill him. It took the Bulger case for me to remember that I'd seriously wanted to.
In a separate interview for the November issue of British Vogue, Swinton demystified the beauty of motherhood and the bond between mother and child.
It's everybody's nightmare that, when they're pregnant, they're going to give birth to the devil, Swinton said. That when they bring up children, especially a boy, they're going to give birth to this violence.
Swinton plays Eva, the mother of a criminally insane teenage boy, in We Need to Talk About Kevin.
What I find most intriguing about Eva is not that she gives birth to and raises this misanthropic and alienated, sociopathic child and that its really foreign and outside of herself. The thing that's really the nightmare is that she recognises it only too well, because its hers. The misanthropy is hers. That violence is hers.
What's scarier - the real life Tilda Swinton or the trailer for We Need to Talk About Kevin?