• There are many graphic artists who have interpreted The Ancient One as a Tibetan Buddhist Lama, we're kind of shifting that a bit. We're trying not to be fixed, we're trying not to be fixed to any one thing, any one gender, any one spiritual discipline, and any one race even; we're just trying to wing it beyond that. So it's a new gesture really, just another interpretation.

    "‘Doctor Strange’ Interview: Tilda Swinton Talks About Her Transformation Into The Ancient One". Interview with Peter Sciretta, September 28, 2016.