Tom Hiddleston Surprised at Having Legions of Fangirls
Let’s face it: Tom Hiddleston wouldn’t win a Mr Universe the way Chris Hemsworth easily could, advice and he doesn’t have the boyish but rugged handsomeness of Chris Evans. And he’s got nothing on Robert Downey, medicine Jr, ask the Ur-playboy. But he does something to some of us, doesn’t he…
The classic response for someone who adores performing and who craves adulation, but who doesn’t believe he is handsome (or beautiful), is to learn to be attractive in ways that can be created from whole cloth.
So instead of banking on natural good looks, Tom Hiddleston probably cultivated his charm, his sense of style, and his acting craft to a far greater degree than any of his peers (with the exception of RDJ) ever be motivated to do. Whether conscious or unconscious of this effort, he certainly succeeded.
There’s an interview out there (I’ll have to find it again) where he says — totally paraphrasing here — that he had to really shore himself up in confidence and spirit, to make himself believe that anything was possible, because he realized that the only thing limiting his career was his lack of belief in himself.
So I do believe that he is honestly incredulous at being called “the hottest guy in [The Avengers]”, and very honestly needs to comes to term with a very new form of adulation.
“Are you sure about that? …Okay? Okay. Okay…”
Elle named him “Man of the Week” back in December 2012. Here are their astute observations on why he lays claim to an army of rabid fangirls:
Muscles might look good but they’re not going to recite you a poem and talk about the meaning of the universe, so if that’s more your thing then Tom Hiddleston is most definitely your guy.
RADA trained and holding a double first from Cambridge, the 31 year-old actor is best know for playing baddie Loki in Marvel comic film Thor and has also appeared in War Horse and Midnight in Paris playing F. Scott Fitzgerald.
And if all that’s not enough, he’s also posh, dimpled and curly-haired: quite the winning combo.
Face: Best. Smile. Ever.
Body: More into honing his craft than his glutes
Eyes: Full of wisdom
Personality: So very nice to his super-fans (who call themselves Hiddles’ Army, worryingly)
Attainability: Unknown. So there’s hope!