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Swinton impressed by Hiddleston

Published 13/03/2014|13:47

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Tilda Swinton was entertained by Tom Hiddleston's impersonations of celebrities

Tilda Swinton has revealed that Tom Hiddleston is a great impressionist.

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The Grand Budapest Hotel actress, who worked with Tom on Jim Jarmusch's vampire film Only Lovers Left Alive, admitted he would often do impersonations of his former co-stars Owen Wilson, Chris Hemsworth and even War Horse's Joey.

"We just sort of chewed it and had a great time. We were nocturnal quite a lot, and we played all sorts of silly stuff. He does quite a lot of impressions pretty constantly," she told The Hollywood Reporter.

While she never saw his best impression of her, Tilda joked: "I don't know, I haven't seen it! I'm doubtless, but I have seen his Jim Jarmusch and it's very good!"

The 53-year-old, who starred in We Need To Talk About Kevin, The Chronicles Of Narnia and The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button, now prefers to work with friends.

"I'm in this really lucky position where I'm working with my friends, and they either ring me up or send me an email and say, 'Do you want to play on this?'," she continued.

"Whether it's Wes Anderson saying, 'Do you want to come and be this old lady for five minutes, or even less?' - less than five minutes, I would say! - or Jim ringing me up and saying, 'Should we make a vampire film?' which took us eight years to finally make!

"They're my friends, I'd hang out with them anyway, but to hang out with them and make a film is wonderful."

Tilda added: "And Bong Joon-ho, with whom I made Snowpiercer, which is really going to blow everybody out of the water, that was the same thing. I hadn't worked with him before, but he's a new friend, and that was a delight, working with him."

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