Tom Hiddleston dances with Tilda Swinton in a clip from ‘Only Lovers’: amazing?


Let’s start this Tommy Hiddleston post off right – with a heavy dose of Only Lovers Left Alive. I’m including the new one-sheet poster for the film, plus a bunch of images of Tommy and Tilda Swinton in character. Unfortunately the film won’t be released in America until April of next year. BOO! But most Europeans should get to see the film in the next few months, if you haven’t already. To tease the film, a wonderful, sexy, dancing scene was released several days ago. It was taken off YouTube (which makes me wonder if the scene was an official release), but I finally found the scene on another platform. Be careful: there are no Snake Hips in these scene, but there is some wonderful dancing by Tilda and Tommy, and it will cause some SQUEEs and some love-it-so-hard-there-are-tears.

Only Lovers Left Alive Clip – Trapped By A… by Flixgr

Right? I could easily watch two hours of just the two of them dancing together. Instead of Dancing With the Stars, just give me Dancing With Tommy and Tilda, and I will make that show a hit! Tommy teaching Tilda the Snake Hips. Tommy kissing Tilda’s arm. Tilda dancing by herself until Tommy has to join her. So much beauty!

In other Tommy news, Hello Magazine is doing an online poll for the “Most Attractive Man of 2013” and Tommy made the short list. Vote early and vote often! Also, you know how Tommy is in Coriolanus? The reviews are coming out and it looks like Tommy gets naked and takes a shower on stage. Yes, Virginia, there is partial nudity!!! It’s Tommy’s Christmas present to all of his Dragonflies.

PS… Tommy’s abs are better than I was expecting, but his pecs are worse than I expected.




Photos courtesy of ‘Only Lovers Left Alive.’


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  1. Sixer says:

    Nope. I’m over him. He’s no Ian Waite. I shall dance with Tilda instead.

    • T.fanty says:

      Morning, lovely. I’m seeing a screening of Private Lives tonight, so any CB mancrush is going to be obliterated in Toby Stephens shaped cloud of hotness.

      Have you seen any of the Coriolanus “reviews” yet? I can’t decide whether to laugh or cry.

      • V4Real says:

        “Have you seen any of the Coriolanus “reviews” yet? I can’t decide whether to laugh or cry.”

        That bad huh?

      • Sixer says:

        Hello yersen!

        I have been following a thread on Datalounge so am up to speed with Coriolanus Was Done Down By The Plebs Really Whatever Shakespeare Says And Quite Right Too If Puddletom Is Playing Him.

        Even though Puddletom has been supplanted as my marshwiggle of choice, I want it to be good. We shall see next week!

        Oh, enjoy the Toby.

      • T.fanty says:

        Well, Miss Jup sent me a few that described TommyAnne’s Coriolanus as “charming” and “sassy” and complimented the fact that he makes Caius likable. The most legitimate review says that it’s consciously hip. I think they used the phrase “very Donmar.”

        But hey, who cares about the actual text when Puddletom showers?!! (Even though Cumberkhan did it first)

      • Sixer says:

        There is an irony that Puddletom the disingenous-about-Eton actor is playing a revisionist Coriolanus, isn’t there?

        But they suspend him upside down, he has a shower but keeps his trousers on, kisses a bloke and there are rose petals at the end.

        I can’t say that it sounds like an interpretation I’d appreciate but I do think Josie Rourke knows what she’s about. Hopefully, what it is, is um… good but not to my taste?

        I’m trying to be nice!

        (The running time is 2h 30m INCLUDING the interval).

      • T.fanty says:

        I recently saw the Donmar all-female JC, which I think was alsoO’Rourke, and the concept, which was excellent and provocative in theory, was superficial and gimmicky in execution.

        And yes to the irony. I always thought Tom’s absolute lack of self-awareness would make him entirely wrong for Coriolanus.

        I would have given my right arm to have seem Walken when he did it. Sixer, did you ever see Beautiful Toby in Thacker’s production? That was my first RSC experience!

      • Janeite says:

        I am all over that death scene. Upside down Tommy, bleeding out and twitching and gasping? I am all kinds of turned on. And that is probably the single most disturbing thing I will ever say. Ever.

      • Sixer says:

        I didn’t see Toby but I have seen you talk about it before and feel quite jealous! My first RSC was Thacker’s Merchant of Venice – so we are still bonded!

        Well, perhaps he should do Richard III next?! (Although I do have Ricardian tendencies so perhaps I wouldn’t get snitty?)

        PS: My darling brother has scored me tickets for Jude Law’s Henry.

      • T.fanty says:

        I remember that production. It was the completely contemporary one. Who was Shylock again? I like Thacker. He does concept Shakespeare, but it’s really well thought-out.

        I want to put Cumby in a hump and make him play Tricky Dick. He would own that role. Puddletom can settle for a (not) nice Bertram.

        (Trying to ignore Janeite because I’m now very scared of her. 😉)

      • Sixer says:

        David Calder. He was excellent. My mother still raves about it today. The only Shakespeare I had seen before that was Regents Park Open Air, with the school. Actually, as contemporary as it was in the 1990s greed is good culture, it would make a great revival in the wake of the financial crisis.

        Benny the Bitch would make a great Richard. Why oh why is he doing Hamlet?

        Sod Shakespeare for Puddletom. He can be Francis Crawford of Lymond. Have you read it yet?

      • Janeite says:

        Don’t be scared, T.fanty. I’m really quite harmless.

      • Miss Jupitero says:

        I want to be generous since the only comments I’ve heard are from Twitter fans and on DL, but mixd in were some observations which struck me as even-handed, not biased.

        It does sound like they are making a lot of cuts and shooting for a noble but misunderstood Coriolanus. The fan who described it as heartwarming and funny must have been smoking something.

        Sixer, I would love it if we could stay in touch via Twitter or something. I started a blog! It’s always oovly to see you here.

      • EliaJane says:

        Toby Stephens?! Where? When?! I’m in love with that man.

      • icerose says:

        I have been following the reviews and tweets and they are mixed. So far we are only getting audience reviews but press night is not until the 17th.Fans are obviously flipping out over the shower scene etc but that is just fan behaviour and happens pretty much across the board with actors twitter,
        There have been some great reviews from fans who are also theatre fans, one or two bad ones from traditionalists and those who have an axe to grind with the director etc, And then there are the partisan reviews of those supporting other cast members. The scarcity of the set design seems to bother some people but I cut my teeth on minimalist theatre productions so I will be interested to see how it works. The other criticisms relate to the interpretations of the plebs/leadership issues in the first act. But interpretations are what make Shakespeare interesting. Coriolanus is a treasure trove of political debate and the Bard being the Bard never really makes it clear which side he supports. Tom was always bring out the multi dimensional side of Caius; it is what makes him so interesting as an actor,From what I have read they have not cut the pleb insults. The acting across the board has been praised by actor fans and audience alike although some of it is of course partisan
        As for Date Lounge that sight is so partisan I would never take discussion on there seriously. So I will wait for the press reviews and then make up my own mind in the night

    • Miss Jupitero says:

      Totally with you, Sixer. I’m sure though that the Hiddlestoners will “vote often.”

  2. Anna says:

    Oh gosh he is dreamy. But so…small! I want to know what he looked like when he put on 30 lbs of muscle to audition for the role of Thor!

  3. blue marie says:

    I need to see this movie, I like those 2 together.

  4. Aussie girl says:

    Tilda’s skin is flawless. I mean how old is she!!! She looks ageless

  5. Ice Maiden says:

    I’m not a huge fan of Hiddleston but Tom and Tilda…. now there is a HOT hot hot couple. Seriously, if they got together, they’d easily beat all the competition for celebdom’s most smouldering couple.

  6. Lindy79 says:

    I really like this clip, I prefer this to the 90′s boyband dancing even if it is hilarious.
    Tilda is such a goddess.

  7. KromBoom says:

    Always loved Tilda but was always too scared to see We Need to Talk About Kevin. Film looked waaaaay creepy (even though all reviews said she was so good in it!)

    Saw it the other day. It was creepy. But also brilliant and uncomfortable and horrible. See it with a good girlfriend and a cupcake!

  8. M.A.F. says:

    I saw some where that mention it will screen at Sundance in 2014.

  9. Simmie says:

    Between this and the blood popsicle (plus Tom and Hilda and Jarmusch) a small part of me dies each day I have to wait to see it. April is a long way off…

  10. AG-UK says:

    I have seen it and it’s great, quirky and funny also I like the way it’s shot. They both look great.

  11. I Choose Me says:

    I so want to see this movie. Also, Tommy gets naked and takes a shower on stage. Squee.

  12. Nroth Wset says:

    The two right there on that couch….CANT THEY ADOPT ME??? :(

  13. GiGi says:

    Well, that was hot. Very nice.

  14. Janeite says:

    That OLLA clip was all kinds of wonderful. And the Coriolanus reviews (if one wants to call them that) that are coming out so far, are mostly of the fangirl type. I think official press night is on the 17th of December so maybe some genuine theatre critic reviews after that.

    It is so freezing cold and snowy here that I have decided to live out of my blanket fort for the remainder of the winter. Tommy is going to join me and we are going to watch movies and order pizza and make out and stuff like that.

  15. flavia_deluce says:

    Aw, what’s wrong with his pecs? They’re perfect little handfuls. :) I like that runner look though.

    I can’t wait until this movie is released, I want to see if Tilda runs all over Tommy or if he really can keep up with her. I thought in some of the Cannes press it seemed like he was a bit out of his league between her and Jarmusch discussing the finer points of the film? Not that Tommy doesn’t seem like a very intelligent, well-spoken guy but Tilda is just a force of nature.

  16. GeeMoney says:

    He’s so skinny… but I’m enjoying looking at his muscular abs.

    Also, I’m getting a Jared Leto vibe from his look in those photos.

  17. Algernon says:

    He has a total runner’s body. No upper body definition, but everything from the core down is super tight. Just throw a hundred push-ups a day into the regimen and that’ll fix the no pec/biceps problem right up.

  18. Stace says:

    I can’t take this post! I knew I shouldn’t have looked at it at work. Tom with long hair is such a pleasant surprise!

  19. snappyfish says:

    with that hair (wigs?) they look like two wishnick dolls, but the movie looks cool.

  20. Froop says:

    I can’t wait to see this movie.

  21. Grant says:

    He’s working my man-biscuit with that hair in that first poster.

  22. Applapoom says:

    Dang, Tilda’s bone structure, those legs. Wow

  23. EscapedConvent says:

    Criss Angel wishes he looked like that poster of Tommy at the top of the page.

  24. Mary-Rose says:

    Why does the release date for this keep changing?

  25. Ginger says:

    Wow! Tilda looks exactly the same as when I first saw her back in the 90′s! I think they hired her because she is a very real vampire! :)

  26. browniecakes says:

    Anyone know why Sundance for OLLA? Seems like a long time since Cannes & the Toronto Film Festival. Does it need distribution cash? Got my ticket to watch TH at UCLA’s theater for the not live broadcast of Coriolanus. I learned zero Shakespeare in school in Detroit, but since Henry V, TH is pulling me in. Hmmm, TH pulling me in….ahhh, off to my happy place.

  27. RHONYC says:


    i was mistakenly under the impression this was going to come out this month & screamed in pain when i saw it comes out next April!!! AHHHHHHHH!!!! :cry:
    this is like food to my starving ass………bless you Kais, bless you. *pressing play again*