The film’s director, Tilda Swinton, joins the series for the first time to discuss the upcoming movie.
Swinton, who starred as a successful socialite in the original, joins host Eric Roberts to discuss how the film has grown in popularity over the years and what fans can expect from the upcoming film.
The actor also talks about how she thinks her character is different from the rest of the cast in the film and the upcoming TV series, saying, “It’s not just her being Asian, it’s also the fact that she has a very specific relationship with her parents.”
Swinton talks about the different kinds of roles she’s been asked to play, and she tells Roberts, “I always say, ‘I don’t want to do that.’
I don’t really want to play that character for years, years.
I want to have it now.
And I’m not going to wait that long to do it.”
Swisher also talks with Roberts about her own career path, the way she thinks about working in the industry and more.
Swisher says that her parents, who are also Asian, are “very, very supportive” of her choices.
She tells Roberts that she and her mother are “just going to go out there and do whatever it is we’re supposed to do.”
Swishings first movie, which was based on the novel by Chinese author Wang Bing, won the Best Actress Oscar for Best Actress in 1997.
She and co-star John Travolta also won Best Actor Oscars for their roles.
The film was released in 2000, and the movie franchise has since spawned two live-action spin-offs, The Legend of Tarzan and Tarzan 2.