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

Actress Tilda Swinton poses for photographers at t...

Actress Tilda Swinton poses for photographers at t...

Actresses Tilda Swinton, left, and Selena Gomez po...

Actresses Tilda Swinton, left, and Selena Gomez po...

Actors Sara Driver, from left, Tilda Swinton, Sele...

Actors Sara Driver, from left, Tilda Swinton, Sele...

Actress Tilda Swinton poses for photographers upon...

Actress Tilda Swinton poses for photographers upon...

Actress Tilda Swinton poses for photographers at t...

Actress Tilda Swinton poses for photographers at t...

This image released by A24 shows Tilda Swinton, le...

This image released by A24 shows Tilda Swinton, le...

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."