actress Tilda Swinton
worked on a number of projects with director Derek Jarman when she was first beginning her career and the fun she had on set in the early days quickly made her realize work was at its most enjoyable if she got on well with the cast and crew. She said: ''I first started making films with Derek Jarman in England in the 1980s... we were very close friends and we made seven films together over the nine years before he died in 1994. I learned very early on that filmmaking is amongst the most fun things that can be done in a group, in the cold and the rain in the middle of the night when the food has run out... so ever
since then, I have chosen the people first above every other element... life is too short to be working alongside people you don't like A LOT for years on end.''
The 53-year-old actress also admitted she likes arranging props in a rude manner, and is always amused when directors don't notice, such as when she and Brad Pitt were shooting The Curious Case of Benjamin Button with David Fincher. Discussing an interesting filming experience in a Reddit
Q & A session, she said: ''The time when Fincher failed to notice that BP and I had arranged two potatoes and a carrot in a specific configuration on the kitchen table we were sitting at.. and had to have it pointed out to him at the END of a take."