Tom Hiddleston explains: ‘Mom rolled her eyes at my exhibitionism mostly’


Alright, here are some assorted Tom Hiddleston stories and videos. I’ve just given in – I’m probably going to cover Tom every day this week. To be fair, Thor 2 is going to come out this week, so there’s a reason for Tommy’s media blitz (just as there was a reason for the Cumberbatch oversaturation a few weeks ago). Let’s go through the list of Tommy things:

First, there is this absolutely adorable Moviefone promo Tom did with kids. I have to wonder which Hiddlestoner mom agreed to have their child pushed by Tommy. Did the mom have to sign a release?!

Second thing, Tom appeared on Chelsea Lately…? Two nights ago, or maybe last night. He talked about how much he weighs (180 pounds), whether there will be a Loki spin-off movie (“I don’t know about that. We’ll have to wait and see.”), and how he auditioned to play Thor originally and how he put on 18 pounds and was “like seven percent body fat.”

Third, video of Tommy on the red carpet in LA. He said that working with Kermit was the height of his career: “It was amazing. I got completely starstruck. I have to tell you, I have peaked! It’s all downhill from here. I will never such a juicy gig again!” He also talks about dancing and how much he loves to dance dance dance.

And finally, Tom has a new interview with USA Today, which you can read here. Apparently, his mother’s favorite role amongst his filmography is his part in War Horse. His mum doesn’t care for Loki, he says: “When Loki’s having a good time, my sisters recognize me being mischievous when I was a kid, and they find that very amusing… Mom rolled her eyes at my exhibitionism mostly, which I find really endearing.” Is Tommy a mummy’s boy? That might explain some things. I already figured out that he has daddy issues, so add another layer on to the Oedipus Hiddleston.

PS… I think Tommy stole/copied big brother Cumberbatch’s windowpane suit.


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  1. Eve says:

    That video (with the kids) is so cute!

  2. Hello Kitty says:

    I want to go clubbing with Hiddles now. Afterwards my drunk ass would drunk dial Cumby.

  3. Buckwild says:

    I should find him annoying, but I don’t. I think he’s the most eager geek not seen in “cool” Hollywood for a while, and I think it’s endearing (so far). Let the man have his Shakespeare and his dancing!

  4. Angel May says:

    Must Cumby always be the fly in the ointment of Tom posts?

    In other blue-eyed gingery news, Fassy got caught taking a leak in public. Allegedly.

  5. Samtha says:

    I’ve stopped resisting the Hiddles love. It’s actually become refreshing to see someone in Hollywood so unapologetic about his dorkiness. Yes, sometimes I cringe at his antics, but for the most part, I appreciate that he’s being an *entertainer* first and foremost.

  6. Feebee says:

    Whenever he mentions his weight gain for the Thor audition I try to picture it but wonder why are there no photos of him at this heavier weight. I think the closest is when he was on the Wallender show and he is noticeably bigger (but hardly Thor like) but always fully clothed (damn those sensible Swedes). My (eventual) point is he looked good being a bit heavier… He had a chest and shoulders. Wouldn’t mind the blond curls making a bit of a comeback either.

    I don’t know if Hiddleston’s a mummy’s boy but from comments he’s made, it sounds like his parents breakup was pretty tough. He was living with his mum… It’s not like he’s Ryan Gosling or anything.

  7. T.Fanty says:

    Firstly, he couldn’t have stolen that suit. Cumby’s only worn it for 17 events so far, and it has to last him until someone gives him a new one for awards season.

    And secondly, I’m calling ginger abuse on that Loki clip.

  8. flower19720 says:

    Mama Hiddleston is right, I roll my eyes at your antics too Tom. Lol.

  9. Jen says:

    A Loki spinoff movie would be the worst thing ever.

  10. Elise says:

    I thought the Loki video was a “Thor 2″ partnership with AT&T? I swear I’ve seen two other ones being aired on TV. On a side note, I don’t think Tommy’s a mama’s boy. But I do feel like he still has issues with his parents’ divorce.

    And Chelsea looked like she wanted to pounce on Tommy! That Russian translation towards the end sealed the deal for her (and me).

  11. Miss M says:

    “Apparently, his mother’s favorite role amongst his filmography is his part in War Horse.”

    Mine too! Well, in honesty, it’s a tie between that character and Fitzgerald.

  12. Post'Its says:

    The kid video is really cute. And this is coming from someone who isn’t a big fan of Tom. Or kids.

  13. Abby says:

    OMG the video with kids and Tom is too adorable and funny.

    I don’t know if I should watch Thor 2 or Enders game…life is filled with tough choices lol

  14. Janeite says:

    Those AT&T commercial parodies are fun and very clever. The little curly-haired girl who says, “I’m Diana from New Jersey!” and says her favorite superhero is Banana Head Fart Man is the same one from the real commercials who goes on a rant about turning into a werewolf. She is all kinds of adorable. Seeing her and Tom Hiddleston together was tantamount to cute overload for me.

  15. P.J. says:

    I’m sorry but, after WEEKS of seeing this man’s face and somewhat pointless anecdotes & stories splashed all over CB’s pages ( and sometimes multiple times a day at that) I finally have to ask, WHY??? I mean, what’s with the sudden, random Hiddleston overkill? Have other readers requested that the ladies report on him to this degree because I’ve never seen this much over saturation here for any other celeb before…I don’t get it. A little annoying :(

  16. Ginger says:

    My friend reminded me this morning that my ” boyfriends” movie comes out this weekend and my son teased me about Loki as well. He thinks it’s odd that I love the ” bad guy”. I guess I’m that much of a transparent dragonfly…sigh. So he’s 180 and he’s over six feet correct? I do love a tall, lanky Brit!

  17. N Dog says:

    The interviewer could not stop looking at his phone while hiddles speaks! C’est impolite sir, c’est tres impolite!

  18. GIRLFACE says:

    Cumberbatch situation huh? What do you mean? But yeah okay… Hiddleston is growing on me a little.

  19. Anna says:

    He weighs 180? He looks so much thinner. He must be tall.

  20. Greata says:

    He’s always ready for a bit of fun…is great to his fans…promotes his movies with such grace…attractive…yeah…I’d do him. Smirk!

  21. Naddie says:

    I don’t even cringe anymore, I just laugh and enjoy.

  22. MegG says:

    He’s perfect as Loki. As usual my sister knew I would also go for “the bad guy”. Its my weakness

  23. DahliaDee says:

    Oh lordy, has anyone checked DL lately? The trolls have taken over completely. I am crying tears of shadenfreude. Also jealousy, because I was away while they all played.
    *le sigh*
    It’s just so beautiful.

  24. miasys says:

    My husband is that height/weight. Most of it is leg. Mmmmm… maybe that’s why I fancy Loki. If he shoved my daughter, she’d kick his ass- she’s feisty!

  25. Loki's conditioner says:

    Daddy issues? how so?

    I never know whether to be completely over Hiddles or not. The video with the kids is so cute!