Swinton Comments on Film’s Christian Message

Posted October 27, 2005 5:54 pm by Tirian

From The UK’s Independant Online Edition: The film’s producers have employed Christian marketing groups to promote it, including Motive Marketing, the team behind Mel Gibson’s storming success with The Passion of the Christ. But Tilda Swinton who plays the White Witch, denies that it carries a Christian message. “We’re not a religious group,” Swinton tells me, “We’re film-makers. C S Lewis is a very well known writer of Christian tracts, but I think it would be an insult to him as a writer to say that The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe is a religious tract … This is not a religious film, but people will project on to it what they want to.” As if that wasn’t bad enough, she adds: “Personally, I was brought up to believe it is extremely bad manners to talk about your faith.” Read the whole article here.