Tilda Swinton explains finger tutting at the 'Doctor Strange' premiere
It's not every day you see a star 'finger tutting' on the red carpet.
At the world premiere of Doctor Strange in Hollywood Thursday night, however, star Tilda Swinton channeled the popping dance style that came to California in the 1960s. She was showing off some of geometric hand gestures that her character, The Ancient One, makes onscreen while wearing the brass knuckle-like devices called Sling Rings.
But Swinton admitted that she's merely a finger-tutting novice.
"Go on YouTube and look for Jayfunk... He is a superhero, for real," she said on the red carpet about her hand-dance model.
According to press notes from the Marvel movie, Swinton was very involved with making sure the hands of the The Ancient One were believably harnessing the power of the mystic arts. She worked with dancer and martial artists experts on refining the hand choreography for her other-worldly character who serves as a mentor to Benedict Cumberbatch's hero, former neurosurgeon in need of healing Doctor Strange.
Marvel's 14th film, Doctor Strange, hits theaters on Nov. 4.