Tilda Swinton relishes her samurai turn in 'Dead Don't Die'

Actress Tilda Swinton poses for photographers at the photo call for the film 'The Dead Don't Die' at the 72nd international film festival, Cannes, sou

Actress Tilda Swinton poses for photographers at the photo call for the film 'The Dead Don't Die' at the 72nd international film festival, Cannes, sou

Actresses Tilda Swinton, left, and Selena Gomez pose for photographers upon arrival at the opening ceremony and the premiere of the film 'The Dead Don

Actresses Tilda Swinton, left, and Selena Gomez pose for photographers upon arrival at the opening ceremony and the premiere of the film 'The Dead Don

Actors Sara Driver, from left, Tilda Swinton, Selena Gomez, director Jim Jarmusch and actress Chloe Sevigny pose for photographers at the photo call f

Actors Sara Driver, from left, Tilda Swinton, Selena Gomez, director Jim Jarmusch and actress Chloe Sevigny pose for photographers at the photo call f

Actress Tilda Swinton poses for photographers upon arrival at the photo call for the film 'The Dead Don't Die' at the 72nd international film festival

Actress Tilda Swinton poses for photographers upon arrival at the photo call for the film 'The Dead Don't Die' at the 72nd international film festival

Actress Tilda Swinton poses for photographers at the photo call for the film 'The Dead Don't Die' at the 72nd international film festival, Cannes, sou

Actress Tilda Swinton poses for photographers at the photo call for the film 'The Dead Don't Die' at the 72nd international film festival, Cannes, sou

This image released by A24 shows Tilda Swinton, left, and Honor Swinton Byrne in a scene from "The Souvenir." (A24 via AP)

This image released by A24 shows Tilda Swinton, left, and Honor Swinton Byrne in a scene from "The Souvenir." (A24 via AP)

CANNES, France (AP) — Tilda Swinton memorably starred as a thoroughly well-red vampire in Jim Jarmusch's "Only Lovers Left Alive." In the director's latest, the zombie movie "The Dead Don't Die," she plays a mortician in a town overrun by zombies.

Even for Swinton, the character is an eccentric one. She speaks with a pronounced version of Swinton's own Scottish accent and is a master swordsman. Swinton, finally, is zombie-killing Scottish samurai warrior.

In an interview, Swinton said she's proud of the body count she racks up in "The Dead Don't Die."