Tuesday, 11 December, 2018

Suspiria star Tilda Swinton comes clean on secret old man role

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Charles Bowen | 12 October, 2018, 17:08

Luca Guadagnino's remake of Suspiria opens this October 26th, with Dakota Johnson playing a dance student who joins an unsettling and nightmarish dance academy under the tutelage of an instructor played by Tilda Swinton (who we still aren't entirely convinced isn't a swan masquerading as a human). The transformative actress always remained coy on the subject, notably proclaiming to a crowd at the Venice Film Festival that the character of Dr. Jozef Klemperer was played by the seemingly non-existent actor Lutz Ebersdorf.

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Ebersdorf did not appear at any of the film's premieres or screenings so many discerned he was actually just Swinton herself in heavy makeup. Swinton spent four hours in the makeup chair each day to pull off the look.

Oscar-winning makeup artist Mark Coulier did all of Swinton's Ebersdorf makeup. In order to be fully transformed into her male character, Swinton personally requested Coulier make her a male reproductive organ. The question reporters should've asked her that "curiously, to date, nobody has thought of it" is "are you playing Lutz Ebersdorf?". However, the cheekiness of the lie is that Swinton doesn't believe she was playing Dr Josef Klemperer. Swinton wanted a few special things to play this particular man.

"Although she has a slightly androgynous look from sort of a fashion-model point of view, Tilda's got a very feminine bone structure", Coulier said.

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While in character on set, Swinton preferred to be addressed as "Lutz", and Coulier said that numerous extras and crew members on Suspiria had no idea who they were really looking at: "They were all like, 'Is this a famous actor, Lutz Ebersdorf?' They'd go on IMDb looking for him, and there wasn't any information".

Her final touch was to create an online profile for Ebersdorf on movie database website IMDB, although it now redirects to Swinton's profile page. "It did bother me".

In the past, Swinton has denied that she played Dr. Josef Klemperer (the character "Lutz Ebersdorf" was playing), but there's an explanation for that, too.

Still, now that the secret is out, Swinton can't help but voice one last, cheeky regret. Or, as Swinton now admits: never asked the right question in the first place. "My original idea was that Lutz would die during the edit, and his "In Memoriam" be the final credit in the film".

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