Tilda Swinton is amazed her children refuse to watch her in The Chronicles Of Narnia: The Lion, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE - because they persuaded her to take the job in the first place.

The British actress can't believe her seven-year-old twins HONOR and XAVIER are so determined to avoid the movie, in which she plays evil white witch JADIS.

She says, "I had never read any of the Narnia stories but, while reading them to my twins, they suggested I should play this nasty woman.

"I don't know why they don't want to go. It may be because the film took me away from them so much."