Tilda Swinton is known for her roles in films like Vanilla Sky and Michael Clayton.
Recently, the 50-year-old actress has openly admitted to having repressed the memory of going into her little brother’s bedroom to kill him. The trigger for her recall was intense media coverage of the brutal murder of two-year-old James Bulgar. James was killed by 10-year-olds Jon Venables and Robert Thompson in 1993.
“According to Us Weekly, the actress told The Telegraph, “Years ago when James Bulgar was murdered, every newspaper front page was talking about evil. 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 baby. That was enough as far as I was concerned.”
Swinton told The Gaurdian, “I was going to kill him because he was a boy, naturally. And I already had two brothers, and that was too much to bear.” She told the paper she “hadn’t thought it through, was I was willing to wing it. And I noticed he had a ribbon from a baby bonnet sticking out from the corner of his mouth. I started to pull it out – and then was witnessed in this great act of love, of nurture!”
The actress explains that her family found her in the midst of saving his life so she developed the reputation of her brother’s savoir and no one knew she had wanted to kill him.”