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Tom Hiddleston at 2013 BAFTA (all available clips)

Tom Hiddleston at BAFTA - Nominees Party 2013

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!

Tom poses with costar Tilda Swinton from upcoming "Only Lovers Left Alive" film. (BAFTA 2012)

Tom poses with costar Tilda Swinton from upcoming “Only Lovers Left Alive” film.

Tom Hiddleston as a Vampire (Only Lovers Left Alive)

It’s no secret that Tom Hiddleston’s next big film to be released is a love story between two vampires. *cue fangirl drooling*

Still, pills it’s fun to get an update now and then.

Also, look gotta love the resultant fan art imagining Hiddleston as a vampire. The following was created by DeviantArt user firebolide, treatment and the featured image (thumbnail) for this post was created by deviantartist vickylp.

Vampire by firebolide

Tom Hiddleston on What Compassion Means

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.

The Loki Workout

Caged Loki pounds the glass

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.

STAR Movies VIP Access Interview w/ Tom Hiddleston about Thor

Tom Hiddleston on Star VIP Access about Thor

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.

“The Americans have this word which I think is untranslatable, sales which is BADASS…” –Tom Hiddleston

Untranslateable?

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.

“Everyone Needs a Break”

New insight as to why Tom Hiddleston reeks of humility and gratitude.

Starting at 25:00 he talks about having spent most of his career before Thor being passed over for big movie roles.

Everyone needs a break. And like I’ve said… there’s a long list of people who didn’t give it to me. And I was starting to think that, sovaldi you know, viagra it was kinda never going to happen.”

This interview, while long, is not very information-dense. I listened to it while working on code for Radio Loki, so it’s multitaskable.

Tom Hiddleston’s Velociraptor Impression

Jurassic Hiddles

Tom Hiddleston recalls his experience as a boy watching Jurassic Park, there his strategic cutback on consumption of Coca-Cola, advice and a pretty darn cute impression of a velociraptor.

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.

Baby Velociraptom 1
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Tom Hiddleston Surprised at Having Legions of Fangirls

Tom Hiddleston may as well be a Burberry model

Classic.

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.

Tom Hiddleston in a Black Vest, tie, and sunglasses

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…”

Hahaha, adorables.

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!