London: Actress Tilda Swinton says directors are her priority than roles when she opts for a film. The 'Snowpiercer' star said she never 'looks for' roles but would rather strike up a bond with a filmmaker, reported Contactmusic.
"I don't look for roles. I've always gone for the conversation with the filmmaker because that's how I started. I started working with one filmmaker, Derek Jarman, who I worked with for nine years over seven films, and that was the first principle.
"Then the second principle was, 'What's the film going to be?' And then the third principle was, 'What might I do in it?' Sometimes there was nothing for me, and sometimes there wasn't even a mild-mannered man in a suit. Going for the role is not something I've ever learnt to do," she said.
The 54-year-old actress said she would not feel comfortable working on her role alone and prefers to be involved in collaborative projects.
"I feel in terms of my own wiring it's so important to be in league with my comrades; I wouldn't want to just sit in my trailer, working out a role by myself. I really like to feel in a conversation with the filmmaker."