Tom Hiddleston premieres ‘Only Lovers’ at TIFF: too eager or totally hot?

The unofficial war between Benedict Cumberbatch and Tom Hiddleston took a nasty turn last night in Toronto with both lady-bait actors premiering their new films on the same night. If we have to declare a winner just from my access to good photos, I have to admit, Hiddles wins. The photos from The Fifth Estate premiere were total crap for me, but there are 20 million new pics of Hiddles. Unfortunately for all of us, there was NOOOOOO Tilda Swinton on the carpet. I guess she’s not in Toronto to promote Only Lovers Left Alive. Just Hiddles and his camera-hungry ways. And Mia Wasikowska and Anton Yelchin of course.

I do have to say, Hiddles looked good. That’s something that he and Cumberbatch have in common, and it’s something that I think most Englishmen share: an ability to wear the hell out of formalwear and suits. Still, I miss Tilda’s amazingness. So, would you hit it? Eh. He’s such an eager-beaver. I fear he would make a mess of sex. Also: I’m including a pic of Hiddles arriving in Toronto too – he brought a BIG suitcase!

Mia is wearing Dior, by the way. Mia looks lovely – she was just in Venice promoting a film too, and she was wearing, like, widow chic. All black for every red carpet, so it’s nice to see her in a pop of color.

Photos courtesy of WENN, Fame/Flynet.

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  1. Elodie says:

    Aahhh a new suit!

    Apart from that, nope wouldn’t hit it, he’s all yours!

  2. T.Fanty says:

    Hiddleanna is looking fine. I hope he didn’t just stick a tie and jacket over his ubiquitous white shirt/tight trousers combo, however.

    And, Kaiser – hush your mouth. Cumby clearly wins everything. Ever.

  3. Birdie says:

    Tom has a problem with tan cream. Also, I am sorry, but he should lighten up his teeth a bit. Other than that, he wears a suit damn well.

  4. Allons-y Alonso says:

    Hiddleston AND Batch in suits. My ideal version of Narnia! Englishmen in suits. Englishmen in suits everywhere!

  5. Ms. Williams says:

    Kaiser stop trying to start a stan war. These 2 fandoms actually get along. And I like Ms. Hiddleston but Cumby clearly won yesterday because that is all people were talking about. His appearance.

  6. Gina says:

    Is tommyanne auditioning to be an African American in a upcoming movie? Sorry did I miss something? Stop with the damn brown powder!!

  7. NWO says:

    Nope sorry hiddlestans he does nothing for me. More for y’all.

  8. Dante says:

    Average looking brit with prematurely wrinkled face. Nothing special, not even the best of the current crop of brits or the most prolific. Cumberbatch may look odd but at least he is a fantastic actor with a cv that backs up the attention that is lavished upon him.

  9. Angel May says:

    I worship the body of this man, but sunglasses in the airport? What’s going on here?

    Seriously, nobody does suit pr0n like beloved Tom. He could be a runway model.

  10. Miss Jupitero says:

    Cumby won. The review in the Guardian has the best description of him as Assange ever. That man is courting an Oscar. The OLLA premiere suffered significantly from lack of Tilda.

    • Dante says:

      Cumby wins in the acting departement for sure. Guardian gave him a glowing review for his portrayal of Assange

    • mom2two says:

      I read on that the reviews for 5th Estate were mixed-some liked it, some didn’t and that the Oscar chances for the movie are in jeopardy.

      I just don’t find Hiddleston or Cumberbatch attractive (sorry ladies) but both of them seem like generally nice guys who do good work. Not sure if there is an Oscar in Hiddleston’s future but if 5th Estate doesn’t do it for Cumberbatch, he’s going to have that role in the future. Hollywood loves that guy and he has his pick of parts.

    • icerose says:

      The Guardian Review aside there have been some very mixed reviews for Assange. It has not lived up to anticipation or media hype from the much of what I have read.
      Only Lovers Left Alive may not be receiving as much press at Toronto which is understandable after its standing ovation debut at Cannes but it is receiving excellent reviews overall most of which comment on the excellence of the acting between and charisma between Hiddleston and Swinton

  11. Felice says:

    I was there and those photos add weight because Tom looked VERY thin. There was actually a Q & A afterwards but they didn’t have a mic for audience question and I hate shouting so I didn’t ask.

    A girl actually asked (first, not her actual question) “Did it hurt when you fell from Asgard?” I just sat there shaking my head while others were groaning at the comment.

  12. Miss M says:

    I find hilarious that whenever there is a Hiddleston post, people feel the need to bring up the King Lizard. Do you need reassurance who’s better? That alone tells me who wins…

    Anyway… I am way more focused on this detail here: “he brought a BIG suitcase!”

    Yes, he is coming to NYFF!!!!!
    *Master plan* :)

  13. Tatitana says:

    Sorry but Benedict won yesterday. Everyone was talking about him yesterday. He was trending for awhile on twitter. I think I like Benny more than Tom. While Tom can be cute he just does not standout to me. At least with Benny you get an interesting face and one sexy deep voice. And sometimes you get bitchy comments. He’s just more entertaining to me.

  14. Greata says:

    I have to admit that I do like Tom. He is one of the few actors who actually engages with the interviewer, instead of acting precious. Besides, I love me a man who loves to please.

  15. Leah says:

    These two are so interesting to me… I dunno.

    At the time of War Horse and thereafter, they were roughly on equal footing, maybe?

    So, why does it SEEM like there’s more buzz for Cumberbatch? Better movie choices? Better scripts? More hustle? Sheer dumb luck, right place, right time with Sherlock?

    Or are they both sort of still on that equal footing, they’re just trading off years?

    • Funny says:

      I have asked this myself. I like Tom but I don’t know about him. Can’t put my finger on it. I just came to the conclusion that maybe Cumby is more interesting maybe? Interesting looking or whatever but maybe he just stands out more? Its close but I do think Cumby tends to edge out hiddleston more.

    • Mom2two says:

      I think Cumberbatch, right now is getting higher profile parts and therefore is getting the better scripts. Who knows what it will be like for both of them 5 years from now, but Cumberbatch definitely has the buzz in his favor and Hollywood loves the guy and the work he’s been putting out. That is not meant to be a slam on Hiddleston, who right now is not getting the scripts that Cumberbatch is getting.

  16. deezee says:

    Funny how there does seem to be competition, mostly seen online though and probably not in real life. Benedict won though as far as venue goes, being the gala screening at Roy Thompson Hall. By the pictures, it looks like Tom was at Ryerson which is not as high profile. But if you wanted to get up and personal with a celeb, maybe get a picture of two with them, Ryerson is the best location of all of them since there is a more narrow area for the celebs, fans, and media. BTW, Elgin/Winter Garden is the WORSE if you’re trying to hit up a red carpet. There is only enough room on that side of the street for the media and ticket holders.

  17. Lucy says:

    Am I the only one who thinks Mia looks absolutely stunning? Almost didn’t recognize her!

  18. Huh says:

    I don’t see in the slightest how this dude is attractive. He has ‘Anyone Can be a Movie Star’ face. Milquetoast, unmemorable.

  19. Lovely says:

    I just cannot get into Tom. I don’t know what it is. I tried getting on the bandwagon but it’s just this wall that is there. He doesn’t even do it for me looks wise. Sorry!

  20. Mabs says:

    Is that make-up or a poorly applied tan?

  21. Ginger says:

    Tommy is fine! thanks for the photos this morning… I will have to ward off his sappy sweetness since I’m currently waiting to take my fasting blood test…He might throw off my blood sugar levels. Sigh!

  22. FW says:

    I don’t need a BC in the thread of TH. If this is a competition, Lizard Face wins because he’s more interesting/bitchy/getting better scripts/everyone loves him/Hollywood loves him/he’s going to launch an Oscar this year. Hope I didn’t leave anything. I like Tom because I think he’s the better looking one and knows how to wear a suit. I don’t like BC because he’s so ugly to me. I hate I’m as shallow as that.

    • icerose says:

      Ther is not a winner but many fans are talking Cumberbatch fatigue. In reality they get along just fine. Both are excellent actors although I give Tom more kudos for diversity both in his roles and in his emotional umbrella. Both are potential Oscar material. Acting careers go through peaks and troughs. Ben’s is on a bit of a high right now but it will dip at some point. Acting is not all about how muscular you are thank goodness or we would be overwhelmed with some pretty boring performances. Tom if you see him with out clothes is slim but muscular but more importantly has the stage presence and a natural ability with Shakespearean text which will make his Coriolanus worth seeing. And he has a phenomenal memory which takes the edge of learning huge chunks of text and allows him to concentrate on the meaning and underlying emotion.

      • Miss Melissa says:

        Umm, how do you know what he looks like without clothes?


      • Miss Jupitero says:

        @Missmelissa, Deep Blue See has some nice neekidity. This man does indeed work out.

        Memorizing text by the way is all par for the course for professional actors. Have you ever gone through the rehearsal process? Trust me, it’s not about “memorizing” in the end so much as it is about really learning the role. The text sinks in fast. I am not saying it isn’t work, but I know a lot of actors wince when they are asked “How do you memorize all of those lines?”

        I don’t think TommyAnnE’s memory is any more phenomenal than any other actors.

      • icerose says:

        @Miss Jupitero Several directors have commented on his memory and it does help of you can retain text easily. And yes I trained in drama and dance for two years and have gone through the rehearsal process many times the quicker that you can get through the learning lines process the more time you have to make the words come alive. Working with someone who does not learn there lines quickly can be a real pain as it slows the momentum down and cuts across the emotional tension.

  23. MissThing says:

    Bene vs TommyannE The problem here is that my priorities are all over the map. I prefer dominant men (which I doubt very much Tom actually is) but I prefer intelligence as well and to me, while Bene has the better career track at the moment and is slightly less embarrassing, Tom is actually more intelligent. Sorry but Bene as lovely as he is, just doesn’t come off as all that bright. I mean he is definitely above average, but … that isn’t good enough. Also, he smokes. Sorry that is a no go for me. Period.

    Tom has ALOT of issues, baggage and such, but at the end of the day, he brings out the mothering instinct something fierce, so I think he will always win in a battle between these two (despite not being very dominant)

    BTW can we just have both at once?

  24. LilyRose says:

    Double-breasted suit with a hint of velvet. Looking good. He gets an A+ from me. Mia looks lovely, the blond hair washes her out but the darker her seems to bring out her delicate features.

  25. Queen says:

    Tom Hiddleston is ugly sorry fangirls. Now give me ChriS Hemsworth anyday, week or year. Tom is disgusting.

  26. Browniecakes says:

    “I fear he would make a mess of sex.” I am willing to work through that with him, as long as it takes. Tom loves his job. (Luke, not so much!) TH looked great last night. What a great week for TH viewing. I can’t wait for the Thor promotion.

  27. Samtha says:

    I’ll take Rupert Penry-Jones over Hiddles or Cumby. Shame he doesn’t get more high-profile roles on this side of the pond. Well, a shame for me, but possibly not a shame for him. He seems happy with the amount of work he gets in the UK.

  28. Agnes says:

    According to Hollywood Reporter Hiddles is replacing Cumberbatch in Crimson Peak. I wonder if it’s true.

  29. Megan says:

    Isn’t it funny how Tommy boy gets left over parts from his superior peers? First it was replacing Fassbender in only lovers left alive. Now replacing Cumberbatch in Crimsons Peak. Lol

  30. lc says:

    I was at the OLLA premiere last night and I got to tell you guys, he is much better looking in real life. Forget all these goofy photos. He looks nothing like this. He has very delicate, almost angelic features. And he is gorgeous when smiling, but it clearly doesn’t translate well on pictures.
    And those hands – they are HUGE!

  31. Lia says:

    Good Lord. Hiddles at the airport. Sigh. My new screensaver on….. well, everything I own.

  32. Mary-Rose says:

    Oh TommyAnne, stop taking fassy and cumbatch discarded roles, it’ll only make you look awkard in it because they were written for them.
    I’m convinced his PR team are paying buzzfeed at the moment. A few weeks ago they couldn’t give a toss about our TommyAnne but now they mention him all the time ( not that I’m complaining) but I’m surprised because he’s the backup actor we all love but let’s face it, the only thing he has done majorly important was Loki (sad face)

  33. Louminary says:

    Meh, the fact that I can clearly see the fake tan on his face in EVERY single picture I’ve ever seen him in is a fairly big turn-off for me.

  34. angie says:

    I love Mia, she is a good actress, I enjoyed her last movie Stoker, and she was good in Jane Eyre too.
    I was excited to see her in the upcoming “Carol”, playing Cate Blanchett’s lover. And now, she has been remplaced by Rooney Mara, UGHHH !!! I thought she was perfect for the role.

  35. EscapedConvent says:

    Well, I don’t see why we cannot all just get along.

    I’ll be going back to sleep now….

  36. Katie says:

    I didn’t even realize people pit BC and TH against each other until now.

    They’re very different actors. I don’t see them doing each other’s roles for the most part, so they can coexist just fine.

    As to why BC is bigger, he’s got better performances behind him.

    TH has the talent, but he’s not shown it fully on film projects yet. He’s got to back away from the press and fans and focus more for a bit.

    • icerose says:

      Katie I so agree. Benny is older and has many years playing smaller parts whereas Tom’s rise has been swifter. He seemed to move straight into significant parts right after RADA which brought him both acclaim and awards and then came Loki which has tended to override a lot of his earlier stuff. Benny’s climb has been slower but he has also won awards and been given praise along the way. Comparing them is like chalk and cheese -the only thing things they have in common are that they are English, went to public schools and started receiving international attention around the same time.

  37. icerose says:

    My goodness naughtyhiddles and the my space thing is so old hat and has been dissected to pieces. Cannot believe people are still going on about it. It was a bit of fun with the actress who was playing his mother at the time. A very sexy lady and from all accounts they had great charisma on stage. Can never understand this desperation to find out the so called worst in people.

  38. Izzy says:

    Also, it’s nice to see Mia wearing eyebrows.