Actress Tilda Swinton drew on her own experiences of parenthood to play a troubled mother in upcoming movie We Need To Talk About Kevin.
Swinton stars in the film, based on Lionel Shriver's 2003 novel of the same name, as a woman named Eva who is coming to terms with her son, Kevin, committing mass murder at his high school.
Speaking at the Cannes Film Festival in France, Swinton, who is mother to twins Xavier and Honor, admits she loosely connected with her character - as family life is "a b**ody business".
She told reporters, "That feeling of being left at the end of the day with yourself… Of course, in Eva's case it's extreme, a nightmare scenario, but it's not that far from the everyday experience of being a parent, being up against your own monologue whomever you are talking to.
"It is a bl**dy business being in a family; a bl**dy business having a child and a really bl**dy business, as we know, being a child. It is a truly murderous business giving birth: it is a violent place to go."