Will Tilda Swinton's queer identity affect relationship with Sandro Kopp? Couple gets even more unconventional
There has been no immediate developments as far as Kopp is concerned after Swinton's announcement leading to speculation that all's well between the couple
Tilda Swinton identifying herself as queer and getting candid about Hollywood helping her to find her "queer circus" has been buzzing for some time now. In the latest issue of British Vogue, the 60-year-old opened up about identifying as a queer, saying, "I'm very clear that queer is actually, for me anyway, to do with sensibility. I always felt I was queer – I was just looking for my queer circus, and I found it. And having found it, it's my world."
Invariably, this leads to questions surrounding her relationship and the impact this might have on it. Although enough gossip pops up every now and then about her artist partner, Sandro Kopp, the two have been involved in a longtime relationship since 2004. As per an article from The Thing, the duo have been pretty solid with Kopp usually staying away from the limelight, which has made him something of an enigma.
Although Kopp is an artist, he has a few acting credits and he met Swinton on the sets of 'The Chronicles of Narnia'. Previously, there were some eyebrows raised when Swinton's kids were spoken about. She has a set of twins with her ex, John Byrne. However, she and Kopp have raised the kids over the last decade. The rumor mills were churning that Byrne, Swinton and Kopp were living together, especially after Swinton, in one of her interviews said the three of them were best friends.
The site also carries a snippet of Kopp's interview where he talks about his profession. "I have never had the sense that doing anything other than making art was a serious option for me. Making cool stuff that I enjoy looking at has been my primary objective for as long as I can remember. Luckily some other people seem to enjoy looking at it too."
News of her identifying herself as queer never really came as a shock to fans, who took to Twitter calling the news "unsurprising." That said, there has been no immediate developments as far as Kopp is concerned after Swinton's announcement. This leads to speculation that all's well between the couple. The Vogue issue also sees Swinton shedding light on how she's formed relationships over the course of her career, especially with the directors she's worked with.
"Now I have a family with Wes Anderson, I have a family with Bong Joon-ho, I have a family with Jim Jarmusch, I have a family with Luca Guadagnino, with Lynne Ramsay, with Joanna Hogg," she added.
Adding to that, she also said she never had any ambition as an artist. "That may sound crazy and transgressive, but it’s a fact. If you’d asked me when I was 10 or 20, I would have said my only ambitions were to live in a family, to have friends that made me laugh and laughed at my jokes, and to live in the Highlands of Scotland, by the sea with a lot of dogs and a kitchen garden. Seriously. And I have been really blessed to be able to achieve them. Everything else is a bonus. Everything else is just icing and candles and flowers alongside."
Swinton is currently working on 'Three Thousand Years of Longing'. She stars alongside Idris Elba and David Collins in the George Miller fantasy romance. She is known for a string of hit films— 'Vanilla Sky', 'Adaptation', 'Constantine', 'Michael Clayton', 'Julia', and the Marvel blockbuster, 'Doctor Strange' alongside fellow Brit Benedict Cumberbatch.