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Tilda Swinton Will Neither Confirm Nor Deny She's David Bowie's Clone

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Tilda Swinton stopped by Reddit over the weekend to promote her new movie Snowpiercer and do an AMA. Her answers — surprising no one — were excellent, open and covered topics ranging from her filmography to fashion to polyamory. In fact, the only point at which she got a little cagey was when discussing what people want to know most: Is she or is she not a clone of David Bowie?

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But first...

For years it's been said that Tilda Swinton has a polyamorous relationship with the father of her children and another man. Unfortunately for those of you who were using this as further proof that Swinton is the most advanced being of all mankind, the rumors have been proven unfounded.

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As Swinton put it:

"This is not true, lukeyrads.. it never was.. someone once ran with a misunderstanding.. I suppose there may be people out there who believe it, though, so their perception would be skewed.. I'm sorry if this is a disappointment for anybody.."

The actress also discussed working with directors Jim Jarmusch and Wes Anderson:

"Working with both Jim Jarmusch and Wes Anderson is like the summer camp of dreams.. with significant thematic differences.. Wes Camp means all staying in a big house together and eating round one big table every night, none of that trailer stuff that big movies do, which tends to divide people out and make for lonely days (so I hear).. Jim Camp is rock n' roll camp, nocturnal, super mellow, like the endless morning after a crash-out sleep-over when no one really wants to go home.."

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(Quietly sneaking in my endorsement here: Jarmusch's The Only Lovers Left Alive, starring Swinton and Tom Hiddleston, is really, really great.)

On fashion:

"My friend Jerry Stafford - who is a brilliant creative director in Paris - and I work together on basic directions when looking at public and editorial appearances, but I am lucky to be able to work directly with designers and nobody but me lays out my stuff or decides what I will actually wear.."

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On what she'd do if she wasn't an actress:

"Professional gambler"

Her advice to young women on how to feel empowered:

"Make sure you know that you know [what's] best for yourself.. and that being happy and at ease is not too much to ask.."

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And FINALLY:

Tilda,

I have a theory that you're a clone of David Bowie created right around the Modern Love era so that he could continue being a musician as well as star in more movies.

So far I've discovered no evidence to the contrary.

Do you have any opinion on that?

The laboratory gave me strict instructions to issue no comment

WE WILL NEVER KNOW.

Image via Getty.

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awkwardturtle

Coming here to second the plug for Only Lovers Left Alive. It was BEAUTIFUL and very entertaining for an indie film that takes place almost entirely at night and indoors. I'm the person who sees X Men in theaters - not these types of films. But Swinton and Hiddleston called to me...and did not disappoint. WORTH IT.