Tom Hiddleston to work with Scientolgist Elisabeth Moss on ‘High Rise’

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Before Tom Hiddleston films I Saw the Light, the Hank Williams bio-pic which is proving to be more controversial than initially anticipated, he films High Rise. He’s probably going to start High Rise any day now, and some additional cast members have just been added. One name in particular is of interest to me, because I like her so much and the Dragonfly Community would freak the f—k out if she got with Lord Dragonfly. Elisabeth Moss, also known as Peggy Olsen from Mad Men, has joined the cast:

Welsh actor Luke Evans (“The Hobbit”) and Elisabeth Moss have joined the cast of Ben Wheatley’s “High-Rise,” which is being produced by Jeremy Thomas’ Recorded Picture Company. As previously announced, other thesps include Tom Hiddleston, Sienna Miller, Jeremy Irons and James Purefoy, as well as Wheatley’s regular players Reece Shearsmith and Peter Ferdinando, and comedian Dan Renton Skinner.

“High-Rise” is slated for a July start in Belfast, with Thomas producing through RPC. Financiers include Film4, the BFI Film Fund and Scope Invest Producteurs of Belgium, with support from Northern Ireland Screen.

“High-Rise” centers on a new residential tower built on the eve of Margaret Thatcher’s England, at the site of what will soon become the world’s financial hub. Designed as a luxurious solution to the problems of the city, it is a world apart.

Hiddleston plays Robert Laing, a young doctor seduced by the high-rise and its creator, the visionary architect Anthony Royal (Irons). Laing discovers a world of complex loyalties, and also strikes up a relationship with Royal’s devoted aide Charlotte (Miller).

[From Variety]

I keep forgetting that Sienna Miller’s bulldozer vadge (credit: Michael K) is also in the film. My money is on Sienna making a play for Tom, just because that’s how Sienna rolls and you know she’s got a thing for the hot English boys-of-the-moment. An affair with Tom would be the perfect way for her to self-destruct her relationship with Tom Sturridge.

But what if Hiddles goes for the quiet girl? Elisabeth Moss is probably my favorite (second-generation) Scientologist, and she doesn’t roll deep with the Xenu crowd. She’s already been married and divorced, she’s one of the best actresses of her generation, and I just really like her. I would love it if she got with Hiddles. I would love to see the Dragonflies come face-to-face with Xenu. Oh… this is going to get good. Prepare yourselves, Belfast.

(Unless of course he’s still with Jane Arthy. HAHAHAHA.)

PS… Is this a new or an old interview with Hiddles? It’s about The Pirate Fairy, so I don’t care that much.

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  1. Dani says:

    I can soooo get behind Hiddles and Moss.

  2. Duri says:

    Elizabeth Moss is pretty, i hope she has scenes with Tom. This film sounds more exciting than “I saw the light”.

    • icerose says:

      She is playing Wilder’s (Luke Evans) wife and so far as far as I have read has no contact with Laing at all,.
      She was briiliant in Top of the Lake

      • Lilacflowers says:

        @icerose, I think there may be a very small scene in the beginning of the story when he escorts her to an elevator or something but you’re right, no dialogue between the characters. Her scenes are with the characters of Luke Evans, Jeremy Irons, and James Purefoy. She interests me as an actress. I think she’s one of those rare cases of a child actor who actually carries talent into adulthood.

        As for the two of them getting together, I don’t see that at all. And doesn’t she have a boyfriend? A photographer?

      • icerose says:

        @Lilacflowers i am only half way through and so far it has just been her and Wilder. Do you know who Purefoy is playing .I was thinking Talbot or Steel?
        So far Laing, despite being referred to as someone who has affairs with women, gets very little action but I am only at chapter 6.

      • Lilacflowers says:

        icerose, Purefoy is playing Pangbourne, the gynecologist on the upper floors who competes with Jeremy Irons’s character. I am really anticipating the scenes between them. Pangbourne does have some scenes with Mrs. Wilder. Reece Sheersmith is playing Steele.

      • lunchcoma says:

        Laing’s personal life changes, icerose, though not necessarily in ways that bring nice thoughts to your head.

    • icerose says:

      @lunchcoma I love the way Tom is taking on these characters who are twisted and perverse, I am pretty sure we will get more of the same in Crimson Peak

  3. Froop says:

    Well at least there will be one decent female actress in the film. Phew.

  4. A.Key says:

    HAHAHAHAHAH, the only thing worse than the epic girlfriend/wife meltdown would be if he became a Scientologist, omg

  5. Leah says:

    When I first saw her name was attached I figured she might play Hiddle’s sister but it looks like she is playing Mrs. Wilder. This cast is just amazing at this point. Oh yes, let her get with Hiddles for a brief, passionate affair. She is talented, pretty, and funny. She was so good in Top of the Lake!

  6. Kate2 says:

    I like Elizabeth Moss a lot, I love her on Mad Men. I like her in this movie. I just hate Scientology, I think its a dangerous cult and I’d be done with TH if he got involved beyond a friendship with someone in that group. Just like I’ve been done with creepy Tom C since he showed his creepy true self back in 2005 and I still can’t look at Katie Holmes the same way.

    Having said that, I would be shocked if that happened. And he could still be with JA. Who the F knows.

    I’m getting out of here before the other 300+ comments roll in, lol.

    • Miss Melissa says:

      She’s a great actress, but I think he likes them prettier. And bustier. And I suspect Arthy would shank Elizabeth. She’s worked so hard to get him, she won’t let go without a fight.

      I don’t think Luke Windsor would let him near Scientology. It would be the final nail in the coffin of that carefully crafted image they’ve built.

      • OhDear says:

        Re: carefully crafted image – forgive me if this is a dumb question, but why did he/his PR people go with the whole Prince Charming PR thing? It seems like every other actor who gets the Tumblr heartthrob treatment hates it and he’s talented enough an actor to not need to rely on that.

      • Algernon says:

        @OhDear

        There’s a lot of protection in that image, though. They’re so blinded by the hearts in their eyes that fans overlook a lot of bad behavior. Robert Pattinson courted that same image in his (very) early days with Twilight, and his fans to this day have a skewed vision of him because of it.

        Hiddles seems like a nice enough guy who genuinely does like to spout poetry, etc, so he can work that Prince Charming angle without it being total phooey, and it will be great camoflage for him over time.

      • Intro Outro says:

        It kinda looks to me that the Prince Charming image hasn’t been fuelled by any specifically crafted interviews/appearances/PR since this winter though. Looks like it’s mostly the particularly persistent fangirls who keep perpetuating it. I wonder what Tom and his team will come up with when he is promoting his current films.

      • Dara says:

        @Intro and @OhDear – where did that Prince Charming thing come from in the first place? I’m a little late to the party so I might have missed it, but that label seems to have sprung spontaneously from the fandom and a few of the more smitten interviewers rather than from him or his team. Granted, I don’t think they worked particularly hard (if at all) to discourage it when maybe they should have, but given his recent roles hopefully that tag is going to just fade away.

      • Intro Outro says:

        @Dara, I am also relatively late to the party, since OLLA only, but as far as I understand, it was the persona he and Marvel were specifically using for all Marvel-related promotion. He was a sweet-heart to the fans from the beginning, never said no, was always polite and well-mannered, spouted Shakespeare and other rainbowy things and never freaked out at anything – when he was promoting TDW in Australia, iirc, one of the fans asked him to take her into his arms and he obliged lol – hence the Prince Charming.

      • pru says:

        I think the Prince Charming thing originally came out of the fandom, as an exaggeration of his own personality. But then he spent a good year + (2012 – 2013) cultivating it, and courting the fan base with it. In the last six months or so, he seems to have backed away from it because of a career shift and privacy issues with his personal life.

      • M.A.F. says:

        Pretty much what pru said.

      • Lilacflowers says:

        The Prince Charming thing seems to have come out of blog on Entertainment Weekly’s website and was picked up by the fandom and other media sites that expanded on it. As far as “backing away from it”, he really has done very little PR in the past six months, other than the trailer for Coriolanus and a few scattered interviews for Coriolanus, Top Gear, the US release of OLLA and Pirate Fairy and the recent announcement for ISTL, so it would be difficult to say what persona he’s pushing.

    • Kate2 says:

      That’s assuming she’s “got” him… ha ha Although I could see her shanking a bitch either way…

    • joe spider says:

      @ kate2
      “I’m getting out of here before the other 300+ comments roll in, lol.”

      Bet you will be back :)

    • icerose says:

      I think I would just cross that bridge when /if it happened.

  7. FingerBinger says:

    What does her being a Scientologist have do with anything?

  8. Koko says:

    Love her. Yes, excellent casting choice.

  9. Nene says:

    I don’t see Sienna hooking up with Hiddles cos I think she has changed for real- from the wild party girl to a devoted mum and spouse. I mean honestly I never believed she’d end up with Tom Sturidge and having a kid with him.
    Miss Moss is a good actress.
    This movie sounds more promising than the HW movie.

    By the way, Sienna looks so pretty in the above photo.

    In other news… Today marks the 5th year remembrance of MJ’s death. I wish a post would be done about it.

    • CG says:

      And I don’t think Sienna would make a play for Hiddles because he’s not married! I think she’s more likely to go after Jeremy Irons, who has been caught cheating before and probably has some kind of “arrangement” with his wife. I would be very sad if either JI or Hiddles got it on with Sienna, though!

  10. Altariel says:

    Moss…Casting, yes. Shagging Hiddles, no! Luke Evans? Yes, thank you!

    Sienna…well I guess it’s in the realm of possibilities she’d make a play for him (or him for her, really) But it’d be a very very temporary thing. I mean, heck Jude Law fooled around on her, didn’t he?

    I thought Tom and Susannah Fielding were just adorable together. I have particular tastes for my boy, since I can’t have him.

    Now if I could only get that little imp Loki out of my head. All day every day, there he is, hounding me incessantly. Love him, but he’s such a bad little deity, very little work is getting done around my place :-O

  11. Dara says:

    Love her! She’s got the personality and the acting chops to hold her own in this cast. Sorry Sienna, not sure I can say the same in your case but hope you prove me wrong. I’m looking forward to seeing this movie more now than I was when the others were cast – including our boy Tom.

  12. Janeite says:

    Good casting choice! I like Elisabeth Moss. There are some fairly high-profile names attached to this movie so far.

    I don’t see Tom becoming a Scientologist, LOL! Are there even any UK actors into the whole Scientology thing? I can’t think of any.

  13. Word Girl says:

    I wonder if Tom hooks up a lot with his female costars? I know he dated Kat Dennings, but I also believe he may have had a brief affair with Jamie Alexander? They were over the hills into each other on some of the Thor interviews. Since seeing Jamie with Tom, I began to think that they would be a cute couple. However, in the end I believe he will end up with Mia Wasikowska.
    Why? I believe this because they tend to work together from time to time, and they both don’t seem to have made plays at each other. They went to school together and have a lot in common. Sometimes folks get together and marry that were never really interested in each other, it just happens more so out of them being around each other a lot. Besides, I like Mia too.

    On a side note, I read somewhere on an American guys blog who saw Corialanus at the Donmar, that Tom’s fans got waay out of hand. He said that he and his wife stood in the que with a few well behaved Hiddles fans for hours waiting for Tom to come out after the show. He said that a few minutes before it was expected for Hiddleston to leave the Donmar to go home, a huge group of female fans, who all had wide smiles on their faces and scary wide eyes (how he described them) started jumping people in line and pushed their way to the door, blocking it so that those who paid to see the show were stuck in there. He said that a few old aged viewers pushed the door open and started whacking the girls with their canes that were blocking the door. He said the females looked creepy. He then said that the security of the Donmar came out and asked that everyone please go home. He also asked them not to go to wait for him outside, and to please not ask the other actors where he is and when he is coming out. Security also asked them to please not attempt to find or linger around Tom’s car, and that Tom will know when they have all gone home. Or else, he won’t come out until they have properly dispersed. Can you say Crazeballs? The onlooker said that the security guy genuinely appeared to be freaked out by the creepy fans. Another gal reported on the blog that Tom had been groped while handing out autographs at the Donmar, and that it was the straw that broke the camel’s back in regards to him communicating so much with fans on twitter. Does anyone else know anything about this?

    • Make mine a double says:

      You mean Tom went to school with Mia Wasikowska? Where? He went to Eton. All boys…

    • LadyMacbeth ex Hiddles F. says:

      You might be mistaken cuz Mia only lived in Australia or Poland.. Never came to UK as a student whatsoever…

    • Altariel says:

      Tom and Mia would be VERY cute :)

    • Janeite says:

      I think he and Kat Dennings dated briefly, but that’s it. Jamie Alexander has been with Peter Facinelli for quite a while now and I believe Mia W. has a boyfriend too.

      And yeah, the crowds at Coriolanus got out of hand. It’s why Hiddles stopped doing the stage door thing. Nothing new there.

      • Word Girl says:

        @ Jainete,
        I guess the story was just new to me, haha. :-) though, that’s why I asked because I know a lot of you guy are always up to date on Hiddleston news and wanted to know if anybody knew anything else about it.

      • Sunflower the grammar nanny says:

        Yeah, everything old is new again on that blog. Recycling is good for the environment though!

      • Kate says:

        Can you imagine…you’ve done a grueling show, almost every night of the week (sometimes twice a day), you’re giving an intense, physical performance, and then you have to encounter crazed fans every evening afterwards? I would straight-up DREAD stage door.

        Did I hear somewhere that Benedict Cumberbatch’s people (sorry for mentioning him in this thread) already said “no stage door” for his upcoming Hamlet gig? I think that’s super smart on his part.

      • icerose says:

        @ Jainete, there was a lot of rubbish floating around at the time. When some fans were talking to the Donmar staff and apologised for some of the fans the Donmar staff said they had not noticed it. To be honest they had also had Jude Law there and other well known actors and were uses to the fan experience.
        The only thing I saw was on one of the nights I was there some of the upstairs fans in the back row pushed by me while people were applauding so they could get out in the queue.

      • fairyvexed says:

        Great, I have no idea what happened here. My phone sucks.

    • joe spider says:

      You haven’t been reading that blog that shall not be named again have you? :)

      However, if Tom had been groped, I don’t blame him for not appearing after the show. That is gross, and also actually a criminal offence.

      I remember years back Mel Gibson when he was at his career height (and before he became an idiot) he had the same problem and pointed out that it was just as unacceptable for it to happen to a man as to a woman.

      • Sunflower the grammar nanny says:

        Yes, but not all fans are like that!
        ;)

      • M.A.F. says:

        Him being groped is news to me. I know it was reported that someone yelled and cursed at him which was one of the causes he stopped doing the stage door.

        As for the blog-that-shall-not-be-named, I no longer visit. She stepped way out of line w/some accusations that go way beyond gossip and it is safe to say the woman running said blog is a known crazy in the fandom.

      • Word Girl says:

        @ joe spider,
        No I haven’t read the tumblr blog, but I want to read it. If I knew where to look, I’d read it. I just want to read exactly what the blogger posted on her tumblr that has everybody outraged.

      • Janeite says:

        There was NEVER, repeat, NEVER, anything confirmed about what exactly happened during the Coriolanus run that caused Tom to stop meeting fans. There were lots of reports of sightings of misbehavior and also those who claimed everyone was orderly and perfect. I’m sure the truth is somewhere in between. I have no doubt something happened but what exactly that something or somethings is has never been truly verified by Donmar staff, security, Tom, or his people.

      • ava says:

        @word girl – We are calling it “blog that shall not be named” because no one here on CB is going to promote or give that person any more time or attention. Stay here with us on CB……you don’t want to have to be the next customer in the brain bleach line…don’t even bother there are fanfic sites with better more fun “stories”.

      • icerose says:

        @Joe Spider the groping was the only bit that has made sense to me, He did request no hugs but he had a bad cold at the time and I just put it down to that. Then he said no pictures because if time restraints.The security guard never revealed why Tom stopped coming out towards the end but to be fair Tom was pretty busy those last few weeks.

      • Miss Jupitero says:

        I think there is going to be a booming business in high concentration Brain Bleach in the coming months. Just saying. I’m developing a lovely product line that includes a purse-size spray bottle just for CBers. Orange or pine scented.

        In other news, any sign of Our Dear Boy at Wimbledon?

      • Lilacflowers says:

        @Miss Jupitero, he’s been at the Adelburgh festival doing art and music stuff.

      • Penny says:

        I’ve been that blog that shall not be named..Funny, they are calling the people there who disagree with them ‘nannies’. I see their point, the ones that are screaming for that blog to be shut down. I think it is all bullshit anyway. If some people believe what is being said there, they are idiots.
        As for what happened at the Donmar, that one account of fans being unruly is truly creepy and sad. What the hell is wrong with people. No wonder Tom stopped signing at the stage door. Well, that is a grueling play to begin with and plus he was sick and tired. I really hope he was not groped.

      • Miss Melissa says:

        The blog that shall not be named is basically a vicious dictatorship, under the guise of free speech.

        It’s really gotten absurdly vicious towards a guy who has a rep for only kindness and overeager behavior.

        God forbid you should point out the absurdity or hypocrisy. He has a personal life that doesn’t involve tumblr. And he didn’t consult any of them about it. Cry me a friggin river.

        The anonymity of the internet frees some people to inflict their ugliness on others. And it reveals how dishonest and unkind some people really are. That’s where they live.

        Human nature at its worst, IMHO. And undeservedly so.

    • Altariel says:

      I came into the fandom around the end of Thor the Dark World’s run in the theaters. SO bummed about that. In catching up with the vast number of interviews, articles, appearances and stuff, I get where the Disney Prince image may have sprang from…his natural self! He was always so sweet, so eager to please, and so intelligent and multi-talented…the dude could dance and do impersonations!… I mean you watch the first few things in disbelief and then you’ve crash landed into love with him! So, I dunno if it was PR, maybe it was, but I also think he just couldn’t help himself from charming the pants off all of us. But then things like him being misquoted about love and stuff happened…the fandom took the image into delusional levels, hence the crazed fans at the play, trying to get a piece of their “prince”. Which also leads to intense hate, you know that fine line. I’ve found a thread on a all guys’s site that ripped him apart, very much like that looney on Tumblr who started out hating on Susannah and claims she’s not into Tom (uh huh). I think we are more than welcome to our fantasy image of the perfect Tom Hiddles, despite how much the Disney Prince thing is now despised and how much some mental cases try to take him down for doing things no different than other, rich, famous, and gorgeous guys do. We know he’s not perfect, and love him more for it and thank him for the smiles, laughs and fantasies he’s given us, lol.

      • Intro Outro says:

        Tbh, I think that some people – here at CB, too – are dragging up the Prince Charming thing and then happily ridiculing it because frankly that’s the only thing Hiddles can be ridiculed for ;) He’s got a good and varied CV, excellent professional reputation, seems to be choosing gutsy and interesting roles.. There’s GOT to be something to tear him to bits for lol.

      • JulK says:

        I am a bit tired of the Prince Charming thing. But , I think it will take time to die down as he did encourage it quite a bit and he only dropped it this year. Late last year he was even saying “I yes to everything” and “I don’t know my boundaries”, which to me sounds a bit childish so I am hoping for a more grown up image.

        Though from now on, I will not associate the image with the man. It is clear that I don’t know the man and I perhaps never will.

        Now, if I were to pick up something to tear him to pieces is his tan. (Based on the latest pic on twitter with him at Aldeburgh). How did he end up with such an uneven tan? His face, neck, chest, arms and hands are all different colours. How did this happen??

      • Intro Outro says:

        @JulK: agreed about childishness. Also hoping for a more grown up image.

        Re: tan: lol if it’s not a bronzer – the man simply doesn’t take enough care of himself. Which I actually find endearing and refreshing :P So tired of so many male celebs fretting over their looks, doing all kinds of peelings and applying botox and whatnot.

      • Isadora says:

        First of all I want to say, that TH is – in fact – a Disney Prince lol: http://static.fjcdn.com/pictures/This+logic+I+like+it_fdf6a6_4842666.jpg

        Other than that, what Intro Outro said basically. I think he’s genuinely nice and polite and charming. And he was genuinely glad and happy about his breakthrough with Thor and thankful that the fangirls were supportive. But of course it got a bit out of hand (the internet has a way of blowing things out of proportion and that happened with part of his persona) and he himself didn’t know what he was getting into. But since Coriolanus he is a lot more cautious and I have to say if “being overly nice to crazy fans” is his only fault then… well, there are worse things lol.

        @JulK: We discussed the tan a bit here and although I am not very knowledgeable about stuff like that it seems his has some old severe sun damage on his face and therefore he now tans weirdly. And the different colours of his body parts – well, that comes from being a rather pale Brit and probably not lying in the sun to achieve a smooth, perfect tan but rather just being out there and relax. ;-) However in the end a weird tan isn’t something I really hold against him either, tbh lol..

      • JulK says:

        @Intro Outro – Doesn’t he go to the spa to get his nails done?? I am not saying it is bad, but he does not neglect his looks that much… a bit of lathering of sun lotion would help.

        I am tired of both male and females obsessed with youth. Age gracefully not plastically.

      • Isadora says:

        The spa manicure was in Toronto and I think (?) it was for the movie?

      • ava says:

        @Altariel – agree 100 percent with “We know he’s not perfect, and love him more for it and thank him for the smiles, laughs and fantasies he’s given us, lol.” I don’t know him, but he seems like a nice person who is trying his best in the crazy line of work he is in. People he has worked with like Jim Beaver, who I love, can’t say enough good things about him. I person is different at 33 than at 23…he will continue to figure out things on to 43.

      • Portia says:

        Altariel hit the nail on the head. Tom never portrayed himself as a perfect “Prince Charming.” He was his sweet, adorkable self and it was endearing. We did see glimpses of him during his interviews where you can see he’s just like a normal guy who has a naughty side but don’t we all?
        But this one blogger on tumblr went on a spree manipulating gifs of him from interviews to say the most sappy, cliche things about love and romance. The biggest culprit was the “this generation has lost the true meaning of romance” quote. Tom never said that but it was juxtaposed on an interview of his from Thor where he’s talking about Loki’s hurt and he looks serious.
        Once that hit the tumblrsphere, a zealous portion of the fans elevated him to Prince Charming standards and they became invasive in their adoration.

        I don’t blame the guy for pulling back and not being as open anymore. He’s still polite and friendly with his fans when he meets them but it’s clear many fans have misconstrued his friendliness and fantasy has bled into reality, and now Tom is getting stalked and groped. With how accommodating he is in giving his fans hugs, I have no doubt someone groped him during his Coriolanus meet and greet. They probably thought they were being cute and trying to get his attention without realizing just how inappropriate and offensive they were being. You do not touch anyone without their explicit consent. And do not grope people unless you are that familiar and close with them.

        Tom has done absolutely nothing wrong to warrant this level of vitriol from some of his fans on tumblr. The guy is simply living his life. Yes, he’s a celebrity and it’s fun to speculate and gossip about his personal life casually but to the extent where some fans are turning him into a major douchebag with a lust for underage fans who is also a genius blackmailer on the prowl for emotionally weak women to hook up with and has no qualms about using people for his benefit and has expert PR at keeping it all hidden yet at the same time saying Luke Windsor is the worst PR agent of all time? I mean, come on.
        Did some of these fans take Tom and Jane being in Bora Bora together that personally? Who knows what’s going in between him and her but to take it this personally? Dear god…get out of the house once in a while.

        This ended up being much longer than I anticipated lol but I apologize if it offended anyone. I had to state my opinion about some of this fan behavior.

      • Janeite says:

        Portia,
        Well said and I agree 100%. And everything being said about him elsewhere online is a complete fabrication coming from someone who was pranked into believing she was talking tom Tom and/or people who have admitted to making things up just to see if people would believe them.

      • Altariel says:

        @Isadora …. maybe then Chris Hemsworth is Disney Prince too!!

      • Lilacflowers says:

        @julk, fair-skinned people who don’t care about having an even tan and don’t work to maintain an even tan end up with extremely uneven tans. I am under strict medical orders not to tan. I slather myself with sunblock, not sunscreen, sunblock, daily and wear a hat with a wide, all-around brim, yet my arms are a different shade from my neck, which is a different shade from my chest, which is different shade from my nose, which is a different shade from the rest of my face, which is a different shade from my forehead, which has three different shades in very small space. Don’t get me started on how my darkly tanned feet contrast against my pasty white legs. And when any area has been exposed to the sun, the damage shows. I have my English grandparents to thank for this fascinating unevenness.

      • Lilacflowers says:

        @Portia, cheering you!

      • icerose says:

        I think most people contradict themselves. I am sure you could pull half of what I have said in the past too pieces if there was a visual record of it. but in this case there is also a lot of twisting of what has been said and taking it out of context. A lot of the silly sight as I now call it is inaccurate or unsubstantiated by anyone but the blogger. And if I have to lay odds on an aggrieved fan and Tom I think I will put my money on Tom.

      • icerose says:

        @Lilacflowers join the 50 factor sun block gang. i have to keep my arms covered and wear rash t shirts and leggings when snorkling etc . I have had eight melanomas but luckily I am so well monitored now that many of them have been caught early.

      • Lilacflowers says:

        @icerose, I’ve been a member of the 50 factor block gang since my aunt died of melanoma while I was going through breast cancer treatment. So glad yours were caught early. Good health to you. I’m the person on the beach under a tent whose entrance is guarded by a large beach umbrella.

      • Intro Outro says:

        @Julk: re: nails – he had them done for Crimson Peak shootings, didn’t he? But i am pretty sure he goes to spa and stuff like that because he’s an actor and his appearance is part of his job, but be seems to be paying much less attention to this aspect than many other actors.

      • Lilacflowers says:

        @Intro Outro, agree that the Crimson Peak treatments were for something related to the shooting. The producers also sent various other members of the cast for spa treatments. At the end of Coriolanus, Mark Gatiss tweeted that Tom treated cast members to spa treatments, so I suspect that he enjoys them for the relaxation and de-stressing aspects (massage) as opposed to the beautification aspect.

    • Lilacflowers says:

      Mia is involved with Jesse Eisenberg and she didn’t go to RADA.

      • Word Girl says:

        @ Lilac Flowers,
        *Sniff Sniff*
        I knew I smelled the fresh scent of Lilac around here. Yes, the other posters have corrected me, and now I stand corrected, lol. However, I did see him I doing a promo for RADA & in the promo he wore his favorite leather jacket & said that another person, I believe it was a Mia that went to the school as well but that they didn’t take classes together. It must be a different Mia all together, I just assumed it was Waskowska

    • icerose says:

      The blog I read was not so colourful and I went to the source. The idea of little old ladies coming out of the theatre brandishing their canes paints a quaint picture of the UK but in reality this just does not happen with a UK theatre audience .
      The security guard did have to clear the entrance when I was their for a lady in a wheelchair but that was because Mark Gatiss was signing autographs just outside the door and their was a crowd around him. It was an afternoon performance and from day one Tom was not signing for afternoon shows so no Tom fans hanging about at all.
      Funnily enough on that day I was waiting for a friend to arrive about half an hour before the show and she called me and said the whole cast was sitting in a nearby restaurant minus Tom and no one gave then a second look.
      Tom was inside getting his makeup/wounds done because we know from the video release it was a long process

    • RPG says:

      RADA? Jesus, where do y’all get your information?

      There’s more than one Mia out there in the world, folks.

  14. Gingerly says:

    So far quite impressive casting as an independent film, and they got another funding source – good!

    Now I am wondering who will play Laing’s sister. She is the character who interacts with Lainge most frequently and sometimes in very strange ways.

    • Word Girl says:

      @ Sunflower,
      I didn’t think I was introducing new info to th post. However, I mainly wanted to know if the person that groped him got arrested or not? If I were a celeb, I would probably file charges.

      • Sunflower the grammar nanny says:

        To be honest, it was the first I’d heard of it. I know the fans were crazy and he stopped doing stage door at one point. Sometimes I think gossip is like broken telephone; it goes from someone saying that the fans got out out hand to someone suggesting someone did something inappropriate to omg he was groped. The worst I heard at the time as I was following the tag on Tumblr was that a lady (if she can be called that) jumped on a security guard. I would take everything you read on the Internet with a large grain of salt.

      • Lucretia says:

        I think if charges had been pressed there might have been press — but maybe not in the PR world. I read the same story from the “US male blogger” about his experience at the stage door — it never mentioned Tom being groped (Tom never appears), but was quite dramatic about the “fearful” stage door manager pleading with the loonies to “please, please go home like I ask you every night! and don’t look for the other exits! Tom won’t come out until you disperse!” I’m still not sure I believe it — the blogger and his wife went back the night AFTER they saw the play to try to get an autograph. My husband loves me, but he wouldn’t stand – in the rain, no less – for a second night (and I wouldn’t ask!). Sounds a little like a fangirl fantasy. Sometime during the TDW tour, I think, there was a video of Tom speaking strongly to a group who mass around him, telling them to back off, be patient and orderly, and he’ll attend to autographs one at a time. He can handle himself. And post-Coriolanus, he spent quite a lot of times with fans in Toronto, signing and taking pics. I think there has been a shift in his “dancing bear” act in recent months, but up until Tahiti-gate he was still quite present. It will be interesting to see what it’s like on set with HR — when he’s working, and interactions with fans are part of the job.

      • Intro Outro says:

        @Lucretia: it was after Iron Man 3 première http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BotnlbhkV38

        Also, am I the only one who STILL doesn’t understand what was so big and drastic about the Tahitigate that would make him completely change his persona and interactions with fans and press? O__O I do believe he’s changing his public presence by the way, but imo it started much earlier.

      • JulK says:

        @Intro Outro. I’m with you. I don’t think Tahitigate changed anything regarding his fans, press or even PR. I think his image is changing to accommodate his projects and most importantly what he want to achieve in future projects.

        However, I do get a vibe that something on the personal side changed. I don’t know what and this is just a vibe.

      • Isadora says:

        Oh yes… Tahitigate.. I mean, it was fun while it lasted (we brought CB a bit grief back then, I think lol) but in the end it’s still nothing. It’s not like his next director will say during auditions: “Well,… yes, Tom, that was wonderful. You nailed it. But I don’t think we can give you the role because of.. you know… what happened in Tahiti. There’s photographic evidence! You were standing next to a woman! That’s just .. not done.” *lol*

        As to his personality.. I don’t know. I mean of course he changes, everbody changes when we get older and more experienced (and the transition late 20s/early 30s is sometimes generally a bit of a deal). And when Thor came out he was completely new to this frenzy while now he knows that he should probably not google himself lol. But I think in the end he’s still Tom Hiddleston – whoever that is.

      • Camil says:

        “It’s not like his next director will say during auditions: “Well,… yes, Tom, that was wonderful. You nailed it. But I don’t think we can give you the role because of.. you know… what happened in Tahiti.”

        Isadora I can imagine it!

        “I’m sorry Tom, I can’t give you the role because I don’t approve your relationship with THAT woman. How dare you to be with her when I ship you so hard with Mia!!! Get out! Get out! I don’t want to see you again! You perfect bastard! You broke my heart. Your career is over! GET OUT!”

        LOL

      • Dara says:

        @Lucretia @Outro – yes to that video! Those few seconds changed my entire perception of him. Having that much zeal (good or bad) directed at you in an uncontrolled situation would scare the sh*t out of most people, but he handled it perfectly. In my book, he went from talented, sensitive, slightly too-obliging thespian to talented, sensitive thespian who won’t take any crap if he doesn’t want to.

      • Lilacflowers says:

        For the person to have been arrested, police would have had to grab the person at the scene as it is highly doubtful anyone would have had her name and address, so , no probably no charges pressed.

      • Lilacflowers says:

        I don’t think he has changed anything since Tahiti-gate, no matter how hard those who created the whole Tahiti-gate frenzy wish they had that kind of impact.

      • icerose says:

        Word girl this is the first time the groping has been suggested.It never came up during the run and was not reported by anyone official. So as far as we know nothing was ever lodged with the police.

      • icerose says:

        @Lucretia i met the security mam in question 3 times and the idea of him being afraid of a few fans is ludicrous. He worked the crowd like a sergeant major and made it very clear if people did not cooperate Tom was not coming out. I think he was ex army but for sure he was no shrinking violet

      • fairyvexed says:

        There’s one particularly nasty fangirl who basically calls everyone who details stagedoor things which they saw with their own eyes as liars, “nannies”, “fanshamers” and Gawd knows what else. There were people writing about what they saw themselves, and she just attacked them. That group that she aligns with are rude and proud of it. Apparently there are only too types of fans. Stop me if you’ve heard this before; the lewd and the prudes. That’s it.
        One of the Donmar security guys said that some fangirls tried to follow Hiddleston on the tube. More than once. At that point, he started driving.
        Now that awful site-that-shall-not-be-named has posted his address, as well as pictures of his house, inside and out. ….!

      • Altariel says:

        Wow, fairyvexed….. that’s all seriously f’d up :(

      • jammypants says:

        You ladies speak sense. Also, wasn’t that leak of his house not real? it’s random pictures of different houses made to look like it’s the same place? Don’t be so gullible haha

      • janeite says:

        Hi Jammy! There is actually a link to pictures of the house when it was on the market before Tom Hiddleston purchased it. It’s like an online real estate brochure. It has been posted before on Tumblr and on Datalounge as well, I believe. It shows the house as it was before Tom took ownership but does include the specific street address. Even though the info is accessible online, I think it’s really appalling that it continues to be posted. I don’t care that it’s not illegal. That’s beside the point. Allow the man at least a modicum of privacy.

        The nanny has spoken, LOL!

      • Isadora says:

        Janeite, I agree. The funny thing is: the blog probably turned me more into a nanny than I ever was. *lol* It’s like being in a group of people where you don’t know anyone, but suddenly and without reason a few gang up against one – normal people would likely side with the victim.

        And to me it’s also rather peculiar because I’m reading “High-Rise” right now and I can’t help but see some slight similarities regarding this vulturine atmosphere of jealousy, accusations, insults and conspiracies.

      • Lilacflowers says:

        @Isadora, there may be some similarities but I think the residents of High-Rise know that “glamorous” does not mean “blue-blooded.”

      • icerose says:

        @Isadora I do like the comparison to High Rise-it’s a dog it dog world

        @Sunflower a lot of it is probably Chinese whispers. There was three main incidents plus the American blog which seems to have morphed a bit since I read it.
        One was the fans who swore at the security guard who told them they had been there too many times, another when someone got overexcited and had to be restrained by the security guard and the unknown incident which happened towards the end of the run after which Tom did not come out. A few fans did follow him and BC to a restaurant but that was it. The rest just seems to have evolved since the run. From things people have told me there was more pushing and shoving at Tennant’s and Law’s signing which were not as well organised.

      • jammypants says:

        Janeite, thanks for letting me know. I bet fans are curious and daydream about being in that house with him :p

        btw I’m really enjoying this very rational discussion on public persona versus private.

      • Janeite says:

        Isadora, I feel the same way! I’m oddly protective of people I don’t even know now just because the level of nastiness being sent their way is so totally uncalled for. I always thought women were supposed to stick together and support each other and here Jane Arthy is being villified beyond belief by other women. For what? The crime of being photographed twice with Tom Hiddleston?? Someone on here said that that blog says more about the blogger and its contributors than it does about Hiddleston et al. That is so true.

        Jammypants, you’re welcome! I agree that everyone is curious. That’s perfectly normal and natural. But yeah, there’s a point at which curiousity has to make way for respect and another human being’s right to privacy.

    • Word Girl says:

      @ Lucretia,
      The blog didn’t say anything about him being groped but a poster on the blog, if you read further down, I think it’s the last poster on the page, any way, that poster said that Tom was groped when someone else asked what had happened a couple of days before the guy had stood in the que because it was the guy’s second day in the key without seeing Tom.

      • Word Girl says:

        @ Intro Outro,
        I feel sorry for Tom , that situation looks painful. I think I grimaced for him. I think the fans think their being endearing but what they’re really being is overbearing.

      • Janeite says:

        Word Girl-
        I posted back up in the thread about the groping issue. No one knows for sure what happened to stop the stage door thing. There was never anything confirmed about groping or any specifically identifiable misbehavior. Everything is just either hearsay or assumptions or vague statements. Something must have happened or else I don’t think he would have stopped greeting fans, but no one knows exactly what.

      • Intro Outro says:

        @Janeite: i think Word Girl was referring to the garage video of Tom after IM3 premiere that i posted up the thread.

    • icerose says:

      Yes i have just got to the sister part in the book and it is all a bit strange,I am loving the book but it definitely has a strong psychological under current which does not always go where you think it is going. I can see some very creepy WHEATLEY moments happening in this film.

      I think it bodes well that ii is attracting such a great cast and it does feel like there isa buzz about it

  15. elle says:

    I love Elisabeth Moss! She’s such a phenomenal actress – Top of the Lake is absolutely incredible, everyone should check it out.

  16. ava says:

    I am really excited about this film. I think it is going to be interesting and thought provoking. I haven’t started reading the book yet, but plan to. I think Tom will work his booty off on this film, while getting ready for I Saw the Light. Sounds like he will have little time for “anything else”. I think Elizabeth will be a great actor and I LOVE LOVE Jeremy Irons. Can’t wait for Crimson Peak too!
    @Word Girl – I agree in the end when he does marry it will probably be a nice girl/mother to his kids that he has common interests with. Hopefully someone who is a nice person. Side note: Jamie and Peter Facinelli seem like a weird couple…

  17. Algernon says:

    “I Saw the Light, the Hank Williams bio-pic which is proving to be more controversial than initially anticipated,”

    Eh. Any time a non-American is cast in an iconic American role it’s a big deal, and vice versa for Americans playing iconic non-American roles. Remember the dust up over Meryl Streep playing Margaret Thatcher? Or Renee Zellweger and Bridget Jones? And there are still people upset that Henry Cavill is Superman.

  18. Intro Outro says:

    I like Elizabeth Moss a lot! Never knew she’s a scientologist lol. It’s one of those cases where I wish I knew less than more. Oh well. It doesn’t change the fact that she’s an excellent actress. High Rise is looking more and more promising, can’t wait for the first pics from the set!

  19. Ginger says:

    I’d be down with Hiddles and Moss as a couple. But yes it would be an epic meltdown if he joined her cult. And he’s so enthusiastic I could see it happening. Yikes!

  20. Abby_J says:

    Any of the spys know if Jane has started following Moss or Miller on Twitter? :) Sadly, I don’t Tweet and know nothing about it!

    I have a very hard time seeing Hiddles as a Cultist, but I suppose stranger things have happened. I never EVER would have expected my beloved Will Smith to get involved in all of that crazy, either. Now my boy is off his rocker. I blame his wife. :)

  21. M.A.F. says:

    I have no idea how Moss is as an actress first hand seeing how I have not seen a single episode of Mad Men nor will I due to the simple lack of interest but from what I hear she is pretty good. The only thing I know about her is that she is a Scientologist who divorced her husband because while he was on SNL the show would make fun the “religion” (yes I am putting it in brackets) and she couldn’t stand by that.

    I do wonder when this movie will come out though. I don’t think they given an estimated time of release.

    • Esti says:

      That’s not, as far as I know, why she divorced Fred Armisen. He was apparently a total ass during their marriage and drove her away with his bad behavior (he says that himself). If she objected to SNL making scientology jokes, I assume she wouldn’t have dated him in the first place, much less married him — it’s not like they only started making those jokes recently.

    • Lilacflowers says:

      Armisen himself has stated that he was a terrible husband and Moss has said the marriage was a horrible experience that she’s trying to put behind her. She survived it and is glad she didn’t have kids with him. From what I understand, she’s been in a relationship with a photographer for a few years now.

    • M.A.F. says:

      Oh, well that makes a bit more sense. Again, I don’t follow her and that was the only bit I remember.

  22. lunchcoma says:

    For a little indie film, High Rise has assembled a nice cast. I wonder if everyone’s decided they want to work with Wheatley or if it’s just a strong script. I’m not imagining there being much on set romance (I don’t know that Moss is Hiddleston’s type, and he certainly doesn’t seem to be hers), but I’m looking forward to seeing the movie.

  23. Camil says:

    Great news! I’ve never seen Mad Men but I recognize her face xD. I’m curious about High Rise because, at least to me, is the more interesting project of Tom.

  24. Portia says:

    Oooo! High Rise is definitely building up an interesting cast. I am so amped to watch this movie now! I like stories where depravity takes on a life of its own.

    As long as Tom says he’s officially single, there will always be speculation about him getting together or hooking up with his female co-stars. Frankly, I am interested to see what kind of a woman he chooses to settle down with but don’t have any favorites that I’d like to see him with.

    But I DO have some favorites I’d like to see myself with o la la *waggles her brows suggestively at Hiddles and Fassy and Darvill* haha!

  25. Esmerelda says:

    Team Sienna!
    It’s high time Hiddles did smt interesting, gossip-wise (having a gf and keeping her from the stans is not gossip worthy, it’s… reasonable?)! Sienna would bring the drama! And the ‘Jude vs. Tom’ posts here on CB!

    • joe spider says:

      I want him to find someone who hasn’t got baggage who will make him and herself happy.

      • Felice says:

        Does she have baggage? She seems to have a name for herself in her field. Music exec, right?

      • Miss Melissa says:

        @Felice … I somehow suspect jose spider may have been referring to Sienna?

      • Ellen says:

        I want him not to date anyone on the industry or a fangirl/fan baiter/ Troll. Simply because of what happened last time. Nice humble girl would do Mr Hiddles perfectly.

        Having said that I’m still on Team Elisabeth.

      • Isadora says:

        What did happen? All I know is that one photo last year and one fan photo this year happened, a few tweet faves and one deleted twitter account. Maybe other than that music girl is nice and humble. Or she is awful and flippant. Or both at times. Nobody knows.

        I don’t know Elisabeth Moss, so no idea if I like her. Xenu is a drawback though.

      • JulK says:

        I’m with Ellen: No fangirls or fanbaiters. I don’t mind if she is in the industry or not.

        The BC thread was having a similar discussion as to who should BC marry. Someone said a woman with a STEM carrer would be a nice choice. Funnily, I immediately thought TH will be most likely than BC to end up with a STEM woman. Assuming he knows any.

      • Sunflower the grammar nanny says:

        Neither of them are allowed to marry anyone as they are both my back-up husbands.

      • Esmerelda says:

        joe, I don’t mean ‘in real life’, I mean in the wonderful world of PR showmances, which is quite another thing…

      • Janeite says:

        Isadora,
        That’s pretty much all that happened. Those who watched her Twitter compulsively said that she favorited and followed (then later unfollowed) a fan who tweeted her about the Tahiti pic and said she was pretty. Based on that and her history of favoriting and following accounts Tom also liked, she was called names like troll, fangirl, fan baiter, etc. Other than that, nothing major. But yeah, people got carried away and speculated about the whole nature of their relationship just based on her Twitter account. And no one knows why she deleted it, despite all the speculation.

      • Ellen says:

        @janeite For once i dont fully agree with you. i don’t know about her fan baiting or Trolling on twitter.I just said it because they’re words associated with her. But she’s definitely a fangirl- just like us :-)

        I just think someone humble might suit him more. But who knows
        that’s my last ever comment on it.

      • Isadora says:

        Who is not? Even Jim Beaver is a fangirl. :-D

      • Janeite says:

        Well, she’s been photographed with the man twice so if that makes her a fangirl, then yes, I agree. But I’m not going to draw any conclusions or make assumptions about someone just based on what they favorite or who they follow on Twitter. There are plenty of people on Twitter who favorite the same tweets I do and follow the same accounts I do. Based on that criteria alone, I must be a fangirl of thousands of people I don’t even know.

    • joe spider says:

      Yes, I wa referring to Sienna.

    • JulK says:

      @Esmeralda -Ahhh… I see.

      In that case: J. Lo. She is a curvy brunette that loves singing and dancing.
      Eton and Cambridge educated Hiddles meets Jenny from the Block.. sounds like a rom-com ready to happen…

      • Isadora says:

        Oh no. Not JLo. Horrible…

        Btw, I know I’m complicit in mentioning the “curvy brunette” type here, but I’ve since changed my opinion. Of his three (somewhat) confirmed “romantic involvemets” (of whatever sort) only two were brunettes and none were truly curvy or voluptuous or whatever the rumor is.

        Only Kat Dennings fits the brunette/curvy bill and while she is really gorgeous their fling was never confirmed in any way – although I would have hit on her if I were Hiddles. ;-) Conclusion: No “type” for Hiddles. Pretty is a plus.

    • joe spider says:

      I know what you mean Esmeralda. I would love to see him seriously involved with someone coming from “left field” and totally different from what all his fans imagined.

  26. Dee Kay says:

    Wait, am I the only person that thinks Sienna Miller is a truly horrible actress and will ruin this movie, which otherwise has a great cast??

    • lunchcoma says:

      Sienna Miller isn’t a terribly good actress, but she has a relatively small part and I believe it’s within her range. Elisabeth’s character is more interesting in my opinion.

    • pixie-stix says:

      I haven’t been impressed with Sienna Miller either; she might get strong direction from Wheatley to help.

    • jammypants says:

      The character of Charlotte doesn’t really do much in the books, unless they beefed up her character in the film.

      • Lilacflowers says:

        Maybe they are merging her with Eleanor? They seem to have cast most, if not all, of the male parts. They’ve added Wheatley regulars Peter Ferdinando and Dan Renton Skinner but haven’t identified who they are playing. They’ve cast one of the Wilder kids too. But the bulk of the female parts are still unnamed.

        i know ‘p’enny really needs her sunbathing scene but, from what I remember of the book, Luke Evans’s character spends the last third of the novel with his trousers open. Curious how they will handle that.

      • jammypants says:

        Yea I have a feeling some characters will consolidate. It gives actors more to do and I’m sure it helps with budget.

        I have a sneaking suspicion the “nude” sunbathing will really be him in shorts or some sort of swimwear.

        I actually didn’t imagine Wilder anything like Luke. But Luke is a fine piece of work so I will let that bit pass.

      • Lilacflowers says:

        I think the nude sunbathing will feature a newspaper or some other item acting as a screen. But Wilder’s character is all out there in a primitive show-off sort of way. Does anyone know if Evans is inclined towards that sort of performance?

      • icerose says:

        @jammypants @ LilacflowersI am equally as interesting Evans running costume or lack of it at the end. The novel was pretty graphic in the description of his bat and balls. I think Evans must know what he is letting himself in for.
        I have to say there is a lot of implied rape as well which could deter some actors but they may wash over it in the film as with the novel and not actually show it,

  27. pixie-stix says:

    Fantastic to learn Elisabeth Moss is on board. She is superb in Mad Men and Top of the Lake and makes interesting choices.

  28. browniecakes says:

    Which one of us is going with TH to Wimbledon? Or is that extra ticket taken?

  29. Addie says:

    He looks like edward Norton jr. in the first photo!

  30. DesertReal says:

    Thats….kind of a weird headline choice but ok lol

  31. Has anyone said this yet…..He is wearing the s**t out of that suit. Men of Planet Earth, listen up! This is how you wear a suit.

    I love a man who loves a waistcoat. He really knows how to dress his six-foot-whatever frame. Hell yes. Heellll yesssss.

  32. Intro Outro says:

    Good Lord, ladies, i went to sleep thinking that surely since we had just had a Hiddles thread a couple of days ago, we would not get past 100 comments this time… How wrong i was :D

  33. 'P'enny says:

    Christopher Yost has posted a picture of a sticky note on wall, on his twitter page with a scribbled Thor 111 and Kat Dennings has retweeted it, and gone “what!” She hasn’t got the message then? Kat love, Chris is the scriptwriter for Thor3 and with luck will bump you off… :-D

    • Lilacflowers says:

      Oooh! Can we give him suggestions on how to do it? Sadly, I’m going in to work really early this morning or I would come up with some ideas now.

    • Sighs says:

      Awww, I really like her….

    • A.Key says:

      With luck they’ll bump Natalie Portman off. Kat Dennings is wonderful.

    • jammypants says:

      I wonder if the TDW had Darcy because Marvel Studios insisted she stays. I don’t mind her character, but they gave her way more scenes than Malekith, which gets a huge wtf from me.

      • Altariel says:

        Malekith didn’t do much but walk/stand around and speak some elvish, wanted darkness…almost a non-entity with my great-grandmother’s braids. I saw a silly video where Malekith is bitching at Loki for hogging the spotlight, lol. Loki didn’t have a ton of screen time, so they could have done much more with Malekith. It’s like everyone forgets Christopher Eccleston is in the movie!

      • jammypants says:

        yea I read that Loki took all of 19 minutes total in the whole movie. He sure did well with 19 minutes!

      • Intro Outro says:

        At first I wondered if Malekith’s screen time was cut down due to accommodating for more Loki time, but then I found out that basically both Malekith’s and Loki’s screen time was cut down drastically during editing. Ffuu, Marvel. My suggestion that you should take lessons from Jarmusch on which scenes to keep and which to cut out remains in force.

      • 'P'enny says:

        @jimmypants and that’s the reason i don’t think Hiddles is in a rush to film Thor 3. I don’t think he got the respect he deserves, until they woke up and filmed extra scenes with him. I just get the feeling both Chris and Tom want a break.

      • Altariel says:

        The editing in both Thor films has been just criminal and a huge disappointing fail on their part. Yeah, yeah, time restrictions, Loki is too sympathetic, yadda yadda. The final cut of TDW was very short, so don’t know what their excuse was there. And butchering Renee Russo’s parts, that explained so much, both times (especially the first one)…I wonder if she’s relieved that she can’t come back (supposedly). Lol, love this stuff, sorry if it’s off topic to the thread :)

      • joe spider says:

        In the promos Alan Taylor made it very clear that it was a case of “don’t blame me” for the final cut short of doing something that probably would be in breach of contract It was obvious he was very unhappy with the final result.

      • jammypants says:

        Whatever they got so wrong with TDW, they go so right with The Winter Soldier.

      • JulK says:

        I have to say that I saw TDW in an airplane and even there I thought it was dull. It seemed like a sampling of characters rather than one story. I think TH is better off , he can always come back and film some scenes in between projects.

        Chris is different as he is also in Avengers and Thor movies will revolve around him regardless of the script. But after seeing him in Rush, I think he can do so much better as well.

      • Altariel says:

        And he killed it with every second of those 19 minutes! Good thing too, sheeesh… otherwise….boring?

        Would have been nice to see what happened to Heimdall, Sif and the other (2) for helping Thor escape. But no, never goes back to them. (credits aside)

        Despite the shortcomings, at least we also got Stellan Skarsgaard, who’s always a plus in my book….even if he’s all crazy and running about naked, lol

      • Lilacflowers says:

        As messed up as TDW was, I still found it extremely entertaining. And there was so much eye candy. After that droning exposition at the start about dark elves, the real beginning was Loki hand p0rn. And there was idris Elba making that ridiculous costume look sexy. And Chris Hemsworth. And Chris Hemsworth shirtless. And Chris O’Dowd for laughs. And Loki. And Chris Evan’s butt. Who needed an actual plot?

        But yes, I agree, between the bad edits in both Thor movies, they could probably make a great film. They had so much rich material with which to work. And, as choppy as TDW was, it did conclude with a brilliant cliffhanger and follow-ups in the closing scenes, Capt America, and Agents of SHIELD show that Loki is up to stuff with which Thor will have to deal. He’s sending Sif all over the universe on various missions, which would also include keeping her out of Asgard so she doesn’t figure out what is going on. Thanos vowed to kill Loki if he didn’t deliver the Tesseract. He couldn’t do that while Loki was under the guard of Thor and Odin but now he is free AND he has the Tesseract. Yost has some good material there. Let’s hope he does something good with it

      • Isadora says:

        Love Stellan Skarsgard! And running about naked and crazy is probably his natural state… ;-)

      • Lilacflowers says:

        @Isadora, to me, the fact that Stellan is a great actor and chooses very varied roles is just a bonus to the wonderful gift he gave the world in Alexander.

      • Abby_J says:

        @Lilacflowers

        Totally agree about Idris Elba. He makes being dressed up like an Oscar sexy.

      • Lilacflowers says:

        @Abby_J, as only he could. Let’s get him some ice cream too. I really think we will be seeing them all in Thor 3 in fall 2016.

      • Janeite says:

        Oh man, I love all the Skarsgard men. So much. That is one gene pool I’d like to dive into. And yeah, Idris Elba really did bring the sexy to that outfit, didn’t he?

    • M.A.F. says:

      Yay! Another who believes Darcy should be bump off. Thor 3,should only take place in space, no more coming to Earth for Jane.

  34. Ellen says:

    I love these threads and the ladies in it. Each time you come on there is almost something completely different.

    Most posters on other sites would be annoyed now because we’ve strayed off topic again! Lol

    • JulK says:

      I think is becoming a tradition going off topic. But I am particularly delighted on the directions that this thread is taking. Much healthier than other “off topics”.

      Thank you ladies for keeping it so much fun and interesting.

    • janeite says:

      I agree. We may not always see eye-to-eye and there have been some pretty heated disagreements and speculation that goes a bit over the top at times but for the most part we keep it respectful. I don’t think that makes us nannies or believers in the whole Prince Charming thing. It just makes us decent human beings with a common interest that we enjoy talking to each other about as well as various related and unrelated things!

      • ava says:

        @janeite +++++1 agree gossip should be fun and we are having interesting discussions here. I have no interest what so ever being a cyber bully or being in a “mob” mentality. I do not have to know a person to have respect and kindness towards them. None of us on here are hiding behind an anon post…..

    • jammypants says:

      It’s quite pleasant I must say.

  35. Altariel says:

    @joe spider……glad to know the director wasn’t behind that!

    • joe spider says:

      Honestly, I’m going by what I actually saw in interviews, not second hand reports. He came over to me as being royally p****d off at what, presumably, Feige had done with the editing. He was also very complimentary about Tom and his abilities as an actor in general an Loki in particular.

      I understand too, that Joss Whedon was also brought in late on to write some added scenes.

      Lets hope if there is a Thor III, the script will be better written and the editing a 100% improvement. It must be very disappointing to the actors to have their work end up on the cutting room floor.

      • jammypants says:

        I think Taylor implied that the script wasn’t even finished…just the storyboard. They relied heavily on improvisation, Joss Whedon rescuing scenes, and even Tom to write his own scenes. I too hope they have the script completed BEFORE shooting. I’m glad Thor 3 doesn’t have a release date yet. I hope this gives them more than enough time to develop a better story and script.

      • Altariel says:

        Oh, to have a producer’s job! To wield that kind of power over a production that required so many other intelligent, creative people to create. Still, if it was me, I hope I would give more deference to the director’s vision. Everything that is filmed is the director’s baby, so to see them cut must sting like crazy!!

        Sounds like they seriously screwed up in pre-production. Thought Marvel was more serious a studio than that! Eh, you never know…