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clips and full interviews with Tom Hiddleston
In which our hero continues to ooze charm, there gentility, sickness and mischievousness at every turn.
Tom Hiddleston makes his entrance (reminding me of why I’ll never go to these things — what a mess!):
Zoe Miller interviews Tom Hiddleston on the red carpet ahead of the show (the best video of the bunch):
“There is enough padding. Yes.” –Tom Hiddleston on his experience playing the physicality of Loki
Tom presents the award for Production Design, pronounces “BAFTA” with an American accent, then gives the award away in perfect French:
Later, EEntertainment accosts Tom about his custom-made Armani tuxedo-style suit, while BBC “Glam Cam” lurks and gets a side shot of the same interview:
“I like to freestyle, I speak from the heart. Always from the heart. –Tom Hiddleston
Finally, Tom hijacks someone else’s interview and calls the weather “Baltic”:
There’s one more fan video from his red carpet entrance that I’m including for completeness, but I don’t recommend you watch it.
That’s all I’ve found. Enjoy!
In the This Week in Marvel interview, viagra clips of which are strewn throughout Radio Loki, sovaldi sale Hiddleston alludes to thoughts he’s had about the capacity of humans to embody many different experiences, and that acting
As part of an “Adventures in Compassion in the Screen Trade” drive for videos from professionals in the industry, Tom Hiddleston provided this submission in 2009.
“I could be like that, if circumstances had been different.” –Tom Hiddleston
Tom Hiddleston Without a Human Audience
This video is interesting because of all of the “ums”, “y’knows”, and pauses. It’s startlingly different in cadence and apparent forethought from the many interviews he’s done for The Avengers and whatnot.
Hiddleston may be faltering somewhat in front of a nonhuman audience (the webcam) — understandable, since so much of performance comes from having knowledge of who will be receiving the performance.
It also seems as though he is working out what he means to say with every sentence. I’m thinking that for the Avengers interviews, he already had worked out what he was going to say in advance, right down to which impressions he would do to impress the interviewer.
That’s not uncommon, but it’s interesting to think about an actor rehearsing his own lines for a performance “as himself”.
Importance of Connection With a Real Audience
Edoardo Ballerini’s submission for the same “Adventures in Compassion” series revolves around the artist’s need to connect with an audience, and how “the root of art is actually in compassion; it’s in trying to get to your side of things.”
“As an audience member, I think the things that fail — be it a painting or a movie or whatever it may be — are the ones that you walk away from thinking that it didn’t actually say anything to me. It didn’t actually mean anything to me. It didn’t try to understand ME.”
The challenge for actors of communicating online is the apparent distance from an audience. No big surprise, then, that most actors and other performance artists don’t do vlogs and the like. Totally different sort of communication.
In this short interview clip, ambulance Tom Hiddleston recounts the type of physical activity he did to get and stay in the right shape to play the Loki, the god of leanness.
Apparently it was a lot of running and martial arts, which definitely reinforces what I have observed and learned about fitness over the past few years: running shaves off muscle as much as it does fat.
I like this interview because it does seem like Tom has already recounted this tale of being considered for the part of Thor, ambulance but he finds ways to connect with the interviewer and speak from the heart — as always.
This interview feels to go a lot deeper than others in its exploration of Tom’s understanding of the character of Loki.
We also learn about the inspiration for Loki being something to do with play-acting with his sisters as a child. Watch it and find out, sildenafil it’s adorable.
Also… I believe I speak for many when I say I would love to see that Thor screentest… Perhaps a petition is in order?
On the heels of his honour as Glamour Magazine’s Man of the Year 2012, sovaldi sale Tom Hiddleston beat out 9 other on-screen hunks to win a poll-based vote for “sexiest actor” on Total Film magazine’s website.
I’m going to copy-paste the whole writeup, because I don’t trust online magazines to keep their content safe even in the medium term:
We spoke to Hiddleston to find out what he made of being voted your Sexiest Actor Right Now…
What’s it like to beat the likes of Robert Pattinson, Brad Pitt and George Clooney to the title of Total Film‘s Sexiest Actor?
“It’s insane. It basically doesn’t make any sense. When I was a teenager, my sister had a poster of Brad Pitt from Legends Of The Fall on her bedroom wall. I also thought it was generally accepted that George Clooney was some kind of gold standard? And doesn’t Robert Pattinson inspire mayhem and delirium wherever he goes?
“I suppose my question is: Are you sure? If you are sure, then I am very flattered. VERY. Thank you, ladies. You are women of impeccable taste and style. My god, you know how to make a man feel good.”
Could you have ever dreamt of inspiring so many hearts to flutter when you were growing up?
“Absolutely not. My sister used to say I had hair like a broom. She meant it in a nice way. In the nice way that sisters do. She was probably right. But sincerely, no.
“One of the great flaws that we all share is that we think everyone else is cooler, everyone else is sexier; everyone else has all the answers. That was me too.”
A dangerous edge is often equated with being sexy… which surely makes Loki super-hot! Do you think of him as devilishly attractive when you play him?
“No! I defer credit entirely to the hair and make-up department. I just play the character: his intellect; his lone wolf independence; his mischief. Mischief is danger, I suppose; mischief is edge.
“The strangely admirable thing about Loki is that he doesn’t give a damn what anyone else thinks. I’ve always found that quality really sexy in women. Self-possession. Quiet confidence. An acceptance of difference. A certain… mischief. A sense that things could be a little “exciting”. I think I should stop there!”
I think Hiddleston has definitely hit upon something there — the mischief, the self-possession, the sense of the potential for exciting “things”. 🙂
But he’s also still selling himself short. Certainly Loki fired up a lot of new fans, but it’s Tom Hiddleston who won the poll, and the most cursory examination of Tumblr shows that he is well liked in all his incarnations.
Then again — and I’m going to dive into some heretical territory here — there’s something to the characteristics of Hiddleston’s fanbase that make him more likely to win an internet-based, “democratic” vote. Hiddleston most certainly has an army, and they were quick to mobilize.
(Insert countless Twitter screenshots here…)
Far from the first time that a somewhat “adorkable” fan favorite has won an online poll-based contest for attractiveness, John Linnell may have been the first to experience the power of an internet-savvy fan base — way back in 1998. He came in 9th place out of a cast of 1000 in a People Magazine poll for “Most Beautiful People”, and had the following to say about online voting in an op-ed piece in the New York Times, starting with “I’m a middle-aged accordion player…”
And Linnell STILL gets fan vids made of him.
Meanwhile, more traditionally handsome actors like (you know I am going to say) Brad Pitt get more of the big magazine time, but a lot less of the obsessive fangirling. Doing a YouTube search for “Brad Pitt fan vid” reveals more Angelina Jolie than anything else. (I could be wrong though; this is all a very superficial examination. I want to dig deeper.)
I’m not saying Hiddleston ain’t all that. (I made a freaking Tom Hiddleston website, didn’t I?) But I am saying that there’s a peculiarity to his star power that has to do with the type of fans he has inspired.
I’ll certainly have more to say about this in the near future.
Tom Hiddleston is fond of saying “badass”, treatment but only in an American accent.
Here’s his impression of how American film producers and directors speak. (Starts at 34:30.)
“The Americans have this word which I think is untranslatable, sales which is BADASS…” –Tom Hiddleston
Coming from a linguistics background, pharm I am going to take a stab at why Tom keeps insisting on saying “badass” in an American accent.
First there’s Hiddleston’s argument from, “it just doesn’t sound right”. Perfectly valid. Native speakers of languages make these decisions all the time.
For instance, in the American Midwest and Appalachian dialects, “that needs done” is a completely cromulent construction, whereas in the dialects of the Eastern seaboard, you would always say, “that needs to be done.” (I’m from Philadelphia and I had never heard “that needs done”, not even once, until moving across the country.)
In France, a word already existed for the period of time at the end of a week after work days were over — “fin du semaine” — and yet the Americanism “le weekend” ended up becoming the more popular expression for the French to use to define Friday night through Sunday night. Why? Because their “fin du semaine” didn’t have the semantic attachment to “the free time in which I am likely to pursue fun and hobbies.”
I have more ideas about why Tom Hiddleston insists that “badass” can’t be said in a British accent, but I think I’ll flesh them out in future posts.
Interesting that the video he mentions, of himself as a velociraptor, doesn’t seem to be available, which means Hiddleston is keeping it to himself. Too bad, as Tom’s physique and wicked smile would seem to be well matched for the role.
I sometimes wonder what goes through this man’s head when he considers what to “release” to his fan base. Or whether he gives it much thought at all. I hope, for the sake of his brain, it’s the latter.
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!