Now that all of that NBC drama with Conan O’Brien, Jay Leno, and The Tonight Show is finally over, everyone can begin to move on. This doesn’t mean that fun can’t still be had, and what better way to keep Conan around for as long as possible than allowing bits of his show to spill over into real life?
Over his many years at NBC, Conan has compared his own physical appearance to other people and things…typically women such as President of Finland Tarja Halonen and distinguished Academy Award-winning actress Tilda Swinton. In fact, O’Brien ended his show with a little note that if HBO ever decides to make a movie based on his life, he’d want Swinton to play him.
While promoting her new movie I Am Love at the Sundance Film Festival, Movieline got right on this and made sure to ask the actress if she would take on this career-making role, to which she playfully accepted with glee.
Continue reading on to see exactly what Swinton had to say.
Iâ€™ve heard about Conan! Iâ€™m so thrilled.
I would just be only too happy. Yes, yes, yes, absolutely.
What I really would love to do is get him to do some of the things I get to do. It would be nice if he were here at Sundance maybe, wearing this coat, talking about I Am Love.
And why not? Every girl should have a doppleganger.
So what do we think: does this need to happen? I think it does. Even if we need to force Mel Brooks into making one more parody film just to get a Swinton as Conan cameo, it would all be so worth it.