Tom Hiddleston was nominated for a WhatsOnStage Award for Best Actor

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I wonder how Tom Hiddleston feels now that Benedict Cumberbatch is invading his Marvel territory? I bet Tom is happy. Benedict is like a big brother to him after all. But maybe there’s a little something, deep down, where Tom is like, “Damn, bro. Marvel was MY thing.” But I’m sure it will be fine. Tom’s actually set to have a pretty good 2015 – he should be in the (gossip) news more, and on more red carpets. High Rise, Age of Ultron, Crimson Peak and I Saw the Light will all be released in 2015, so maybe at this time next year, we’ll be talking about Tommy for a potential Golden Globes nomination.

Meanwhile, Tommy is still getting nominations and awards for his work on the stage earlier this year in Coriolanus. Last week, Hiddleston won Best Actor at the London Evening Standard Theatre Awards, and then on Friday, he was nominated for a WhatsOnStage Award for Best Actor in a Play. It’s basically like the People’s Choice of London theatre. Tommy is up against David Tennant, Tom Bateman, Richard Armitage and Mark Strong. If this is truly the People’s Choice of London theatre, I would think that Hiddles would win hands-down (and pants-down). The winners won’t be announced until February 15th. Smack in the middle of the awards season in Hollywood. You can read more about the nominations here.

Oh, and there’s a new documentary which involves actors talking about Shakespeare, so of course Tommy was included. This clip was making the rounds all last week, but I’m pretty sure this is from an older interview.

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  1. Jag says:

    Yay! Good for him!

  2. Sixer says:

    I think the Tomster will win this one. But then, I was wrong last time, so who knows?!

    • Lilacflowers says:

      Well, David Tennant is involved and it is open to public voting so I wouldn’t be surprised to see Tennant take it because his fan base is so strong but I thought Tom’s was the better performance.

    • Sixer says:

      As you know, I wasn’t big on either production! And particularly Coriolanus. I still don’t see the point in putting on a play about politics if you’re just going to take out all the politics. But then, I also don’t see the point in Bridget Jones. Let’s remake a satire by taking out all the satire! Great plan!

      That said, we’re talking about awards for performances, not productions, and I wouldn’t take away from either Puddletom or the Tennant. Great work from both.

      • Lilacflowers says:

        Yes, both were very good despite the distractions of th editing, the wig, and the onstage shower.

      • T.Fanty says:

        I’m with you entirely. I was disappointed in Coriolanus, but much more so in Richard II. I thought Tennant was clumsy and awkward flouncing around in his nightgown with his chin in the air. If it comes down to those two, I’m on Team Tommy, just because I love his little smile.

        The Richard Armitage Crucible was just released on demand at the Digital Theatre site.

      • MtnRunner says:

        Fanty, WHAT?? I can watch good theater online? Can we watch here in the US? I’m starved for it now that I’ve moved far from Boston. I’m trying to find what isn’t posted illegally on Chinese you-tube sites.

        Any on DT that you’d recommend? Anyone, anyone?

      • Oh Hey says:

        MTn Runner I couldn’t find Coriolanus any other way, so it was better than nothing, hopefully with Tom’s win they will do more screenings. I can’t find the Crucible on the DT site, all I heard was it was going to be screened in the UK only, nothing in the US.

      • T.Fanty says:

        My apologies. It’s on the front page of the DT site, but listed as “in theaters” – the upside is that DT has an agreement with AMC, so most Loews movie theatres have screenings.

        And, why, yes, there is something to recommend. Watch Private Lives, with the incomparable, and rather foxy Toby Stephens. I haven’t seen the All My Sons with David Suchet, and Zoe Wanamaker, but I’ll bet it’s wonderful. Also, the Globe Theatre has an on-demand player now, and they’re cheaper than DT.

      • MtnRunner says:

        @Fanty, much thanks. This made my day. I do hope that the availability of online streaming will grow. While we all prefer to see theater live, it is a win-win situation for bringing art to the masses and providing another stream of income for an industry that seems perpetually underfunded.

        @Oh Hey, I am grateful for the Chinese even if I had to do a malware sweep afterwards to clear out all of the bugs.

      • Anne tommy says:

        Surprised Sixer,I thought Coriolanus was tremendous – I also liked the Ralph Fiennes film version – and it was virtually universally praised by the critics. My “own” copy of the Donmar live film has disappeared (as of course has the “loki film”) but I heard a rumour that jammy pants may have identified an alternative source…if you can bear repeating it Jammy?

      • MtnRunner says:

        Anne tommy, Google NTL Coriolanus 4th one down under video.

      • icerose says:

        @Sixer they did a good précis of the politics. I watched a DVD of the Alan Howard version and it was difficult to spot the cuts.

      • icerose says:

        @T-fanty I thought this was much better than the film which cut a lot of the subtlety out of it. Armitage was excellent for the most part but it was the stageing that added to all the performances.

      • MtnRunner says:

        Anne Tommy, it’s in two parts.

      • jammypants says:

        @Anne tommy, simply type in Google, “NTL Coriolanus” and click on the videos tab right under the search bar (Web, Videos, Images, News, Shopping, etc). It’s the fourth and fifth results (in chinese characters). Hope that helps!

    • icerose says:

      Tennant, Hiddlston, Strong and Armitage is way to much of a decision making process especially if you have seen all four plays but for preference it is Hiddleston, Strong, Armitage then Tennant.
      Tennant fans will be out in full force so he may just take it.
      I saw something that said there will be new screenings of Coriolanus in the UK in January.

  3. solanaceae (Nighty) says:

    Congrats to Tom!! Looking good as always…

  4. vauvert says:

    You go Tommy! Next year should be great – seeing him more, particularly on the red carpet. Missed his endearing grin, the fine suits and what I still consider his unabashed, real enthusiasm and delight in what he does. (After recent events and shenanigans from his “bro” I have developed a permanent scowl and general mistrust. Up to Tommy to set this right!)

    Hopefully we’ll get bits about Tennant and Strong too while we are talking awards.

    Seeing how I am not even clicking on posts about He Who Who Shall Not Be Named and his artiste fiancée, may I suggest we hear a bit about Jack Donnelly, Matt Smith, Robert Carlyle and Colin O’Donoghue? Calling dibs on Jack, because frankly the competition for the affection of worthies like Colin et. Cie. are hotly disputed and I don’t stand a chance:-)
    Have a good week everyone, and let’s hope for juicy gossip. I need that, to take a break from the Christmas shopping and the rest of the season madness…

    • joe spider says:

      I can smugly say that I have done all my Christmas present shopping for this year. :)

      • Lilacflowers says:

        I have too.

      • MtnRunner says:

        I join you in your smugness. God bless Amazon.

        and God bless Kaiser for giving us more Tom, even if it was *just* for a people’s choice award nom.

      • jammypants says:

        I finished half my list, but still have half to go…

      • joe spider says:

        And since I posted, I have now wrapped them all and written my Christmas cards.

        Smug doesn’t even begin to describe it. :)

      • vauvert says:

        Congrats, well deserved smugness:-) sent the hubby out for the last two items (techie gifts for tween boy, he can do that better than I could, right?) but I am on wrapping duty… Lots to do still!
        And yes, bless Amazon, they have made my life a lot easier! About half the presents came from them. I did have trouble with finding quality cotton pyjamas for my son though., we have the whole Xmas morning new pyjamas tradition and it used to work well. But. I never though how hard it would be to buy for a boy who is too big for kid stores but too little for men sizes, and I hate the polyester fleecy stuff most stores offer and that I could find in his sort of size… (Youth XL, men XS, whatever works!)

      • icerose says:

        presents bought ,wrapped and posted to UK, Canada and New Zealand (that’s the bulk of my presents) ,Xmas cards with personal messages inside posted and have started on the indoor decorations.

      • vauvert says:

        Icerose, you are putting me to shame! Only half my gifts are wrapped, nothing mailed yet overseas (in my defense the gifts for my parents haven’t even arrived in Canada… Then I have to mail them to Europe since the seller was not willing to mail directly. I figure by Easter they will get them!) no cards written, but I kinda half heartedly decorated inside and thanks to hubby we have twinkling lights outside! (Gonna start calling him the Man Who Proposed to Me, The Man I Married or something. For atmosphere, you know)
        Afraid to ask, but you ladies probably have trees up already!

      • icerose says:

        @vauvert how about the man who puts my Christmas lights up -it leaves it open as to whether he is your husband or a secret lover, Far more exciting!

  5. 'P'enny says:

    A Tomster thread?

    #faints

    someone pass me the smelling salts.

    David Tennant to win ;-D well I voted for Tom, obviously, but David and that wig! that wig deserves a special award.

    Oh… They are still filming Hank W, last week though according to twitters.

    • Lilacflowers says:

      The film makers always said filming would go to mid-December so through this week at least. I too think Tennant and the wig will take it but would be happily surprised for Tom. Saw the broadcasts of both plays and thought Tom was the stronger performance.

      • joe spider says:

        The other day someone on set tweeted something like 6 more days to get up to on set. Can’t remember the exact words but I remember thinking at the time that meant they should finish Thursday.

      • browniecakes says:

        ‘Six more sleeps’ I believe it was. I have an Aussie friend who speaks that way. Hope we get candid wrap party photos like we did with Crimson Peak.

    • DahliaDee says:

      Anyone know who’s producing? Is it an independent film? I’ve forgotten. The reason I’m asking, however, is that I just realized it’s got the makings of an Oscar-bait movie:

      Let’s use “the new Pajiba system of one to five Sandra Bullocks in The Blind Side”:

      True story – Check
      Period piece – Check
      Physical altering – Check
      Crazypants – No. Maybe? Unknown.
      White savior – No.
      “Period pieces, severe weight loss (or gain), mental illness and the like— these are Harvey Weinstein’s grabby hands.”

      So if it’s an indie, I’m calling it now. ISTL will be next year’s TIG in terms of buzz. Let’s hope the former will actually deliver. And that is not a burn on Cumby, fyi. Just a burn on how Turing’s story was mangled.

      • TotallyBiased says:

        Crazypants? SPOILERS FOR PEOPLE REALLY OUT OF THE LOOP!
        Would “occasionally insane-seeming behavior stemming most likely from chronic severe pain due to spinal deformation–spinal bifida–from birth (said pain also contributing to extreme alcohol/narcotic addiction probably causing his tragic untimely death at age 29)”
        come under that?
        Or “constant near-fame and high level of success dramatically undermined by self-defeating behavior and repercussions of afore-mentioned addictions”? It takes effort to get fired by the Grand Ol Opry when you’re that talented and charismatic…

      • jammypants says:

        I’m rooting for TIG but after reading that article on some serious slandering/implications of famous historical characters and context, I don’t know how I feel about it =/ The movie outright made it seem like he was blackmailed for being gay when that did not happen. They downplayed all the other team members’ contributions. The list went on and on. I’m surprised the writer made such alterations to history, but, you know…Hollywood. I don’t know much about Hank Williams, but I hope it’s less libelous. It’s based on an unbiased autobiography, so we will see.

      • icerose says:

        it is an independent film from Bron films but they have recently been involved in some financial deals which have given them spare cash to put into it and promote it. It is a labour of love for the director with an Oscar winning cinematographer -Last of the Mohicans.
        I think if they go down the Oscar route they will push as much as the actor but first we need to see the reviews.

      • icerose says:

        @Jimmypants that has been one of my big issues all along.
        The spy story which was put in to give added drama ,the blackmail that never took place, the inference that the police were investigating him with a view to spying after the war. Any issues about his spying only came up after he had confessed and it was mainly RE his work with the MOD, The fact that they seem to have forgotten during the publicity that he did receive an OBE for his war work just after the war. He was just not allowed to say why.
        And finally not including Tommy Flowers the engineer who translated Turing’s concept into a working machine.

      • Jose says:

        How does this work, Bron an independent studio, does that mean they will have to look for buyer to distribute in US? If so, hope to god they won’t let Weinstein buy it.

        Which TIG review you guys are talking about? I actually haven’t read many. Not sure how wide the release will be but I haven’t find any cinema in my area showing in the next 2 weeks, not sure if I get to see it any time soon.

      • icerose says:

        @Jose if the article I read was right I think they have links with Warner brothers or one of the big studios .I had trouble understanding the financial speak and what exactly it meant. But they have released other films before so I do not think it needs to have a buyer,
        There have been some articles in the UK papers which have not looked in the film as favourably and the producers etc have admitted to adding the spy scenario and blackmail incident to give tge film more of a dramatic edge. Whether they could have done this without adding this information is an interesting debate.
        This was the recent NY times review and they seem more in touch with the Bletchley set up as they have previously written an interesting article about it and Turing

        http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/28/movies/the-imitation-game-stars-benedict-cumberbatch.html?_r=0

      • Josa says:

        Thanks icerose.
        Its actually me, Josa. I just cleaned my computer and all my preset login was gone. I typed my name wrong when signing back on it. Now I read your post and realized that I called myself Jose lol.

    • icerose says:

      @P’enny My comments are ending up all over the place. The tenant wig was glorious but he did manage more of a vicious streak than Whishaw. but he was not a patch on Tom and Mark,

  6. Lilacflowers says:

    The video about Shakespeare is an outtake interview from Muse of Fire. I doubt Tom worries about BC encroaching on Marvel or anything else. He’s the “go to” Marvel villain and Thor has to save Strange from Loki. Tom’s steadily building a nice career for himself outside of the Cumberbatch circus.

    • Sixer says:

      Lilac, have you seen Muse of Fire? I thought that was a lovely little film. I even teared up when they found that rural theatre company in the back of stateside beyond!

      • Lilacflowers says:

        Yes, Sixer, I bought it in iTunes. My bridge is in it! My airport is in it. They came here! I just loved every second they spent with Dame Judi. Ewan was breathtakingly adorable and I think I’m pregnant just from looking at Jude Law. I loved how they stumbled on that little place in Connecticut and I want to take them both to dinner.

      • Sixer says:

        Oh AWWWWW! It’s the cutest of cute, isn’t it? I don’t know if it’s in iTunes, but if you fancy some more leftfield Shakespeare-based viewing, try to scare up a download of Growing Up Down’s. It’s the story of a production of Hamlet by a theatre group of kids with Down Syndrome. SO uplifting and gorgeous.

      • Lilacflowers says:

        I’ve heard of that one but haven’t seen it. I’all try to find it.

      • icerose says:

        Sixer yes it was very accessible and broad. i was glad they want across the pond to look at Shakespeare there as well

      • icerose says:

        @Sixer my friend directs Anjali a semi professional dance company with adults with leaning disabilities and they did a marvellous piece on the Bing Bang Theory.I will look out for the Hamlet.

    • Oh Hey says:

      He is but I don’t want to see him trapped in Marvel, I think he can do much bigger and better things, hopefully the Hank film will elevate him a little bit further out of the cartoony films.

      • joe spider says:

        Hasn’t he got three more marvel films in his 6 films contract – Thor 3 and the two AVengers Infinity War ones, if rumour is to be believed?

      • Lilacflowers says:

        He has three more on his contract but Marvel has only confirmed him for Thor3. They also include the right to have them for bits or cameos in the other films such as: RDJ in The Incredible Hulk, Chris E in TDW, Tom in AOU, and they can do side deals like the one they have done for RDJ for Capt America 3

      • Oh Hey says:

        Seeing what a cash cow Loki is I would not be surprised if they kept him on and used him as much as possible. I’d like to see him do more drama, maybe a romcom, wasn’t too impressed with Deep Blue Sea last night but that didn’t have much to do with him, more with the writers and the lack of development/investment in that relationship.

      • Lilacflowers says:

        @oh hey, I would love to see him in a Wes Anderson farce or Coen brothers dark comedy or a small independent British or American comedy but not one of the standard, predictable Hollywood rom coms where he gets paired off with Anniston, Heigl, Hudson, or whoever the rom com actress of the moment is.

      • MtnRunner says:

        I like Tom in Shakespeare and independent films the best. I second the Coen bros suggestion.

      • vauvert says:

        Don’t say that, I love him as Loki! But I agree he can and should do lots more, diverse things. I adore British comedies because they step outside the boring romcom stuff that gets done in HW… That would be perfect for him!

      • Oh Hey says:

        Lilac, no, it MUST be a Brit romcom, I can’t stand Americans in my Brit things, like him…..

        and I’m an American….hate Americans in my British period dramas too….

      • Isadora says:

        I usually like Brit stuff better, but hey, Wes Anderson is great! I’d love that to happen!

      • icerose says:

        definitely yes to Cohen brothers but I am still hoping the Night Manager will come off,
        There should be lots of romantic bits in ISTL which will be great and he does do love and romance well.

      • jammypants says:

        TNM is my most anticipated. The book was quite enjoyable!

  7. 'P'enny says:

    I’ve always said it’s swings and roundabouts, especially with Brit actors, Benedict and Tom are just the latest generation of Brit actors which are part of a thirty-something group that are riding the waves. But, I remember the 90′s and then it was all Ewan McGregor, Johnny Lee Miller, Robert Carlyle, Hugh Grant and Colin Firth and Daniel Day Lewis. We had a huge consort of great Brit actors and in the 1970′s we had Michael Caines, Oliver Reeds etc.

    I am dead happy that these two geeky guys who are ‘normally’ funny and down to earth are riding a wave together.

  8. JoAnn says:

    God he is so well spoken and intelligent. In Muse of Fire there is also an earlier interview with him from 2008 I think. Adorable and articulate.

  9. T.Fanty says:

    TommyAnne only gets my vote if he promises not to slick back his hair for the awards ceremony.

    And…

    AHHHHHH!!! He saw my favorite MND. Featuring one Mr. Toby Stephens, too, no less (and in case anyone cares, Desmond Barritt played Bottom). I love the fact that he’s talking about Alex Jennings, because he never gets the credit he deserves.

    • Lilacflowers says:

      By February, his hair should be out of Hank Williams mode and he should be back to normal weight and his AOU Loki stint should be over. He hasn’t announced what his actual next project is. Skull Island’s script is in re-write. I’m hoping Richard II followed by Night Manager.

      • 'P'enny says:

        I don’t think Skull Island will be delayed [God, i hope not] I’m coming round to the idea of him in the jungle. It’s rumoured for a March start and filming in N/Ireland again.

    • MtnRunner says:

      Yes, to not slicking his hair back! Makes his five-head look even bigger.

      Lilac, what’s the scoop on Dick 2? I haven’t heard anything about it.

      • Lilacflowers says:

        James Ivory has given two interviews to Italian publications in which he says his next project is a 3-d version of Richard II with Tom but that is the only information about it.

    • icerose says:

      @T.Fanty That all dancing all singing geeky dork knows his Shakespeare, his actors and his films.

  10. Domino says:

    As many fans as Cumberb*tch has, he will never be Loki. Doubt Tom has to worry.

  11. Allegra says:

    Ladies:

    Pics and news From @NicoletteKSLA – reporter at KSLA:
    “@twhiddleston in downtown this am filming I Saw the Light. Wish I could interview him! ”
    https://twitter.com/NicoletteKSLA/status/541999638770094080

    • 'P'enny says:

      ooh interesting pictures, i certainly hope the people in modern dress were out of shot. LOL

    • Oh Hey says:

      Man does he ever look thin in that suit…. Can’t wait to see him plumped up again.

      • joe spider says:

        But he still manages to look delightfully elegant.

        Has anyone else noticed that if you scroll down past that third picture the buttons on his shirt seem to move. :?

      • Allegra says:

        @joe spider:

        I tried it, but I can´t see it! Need glasses.

      • Allegra says:

        Tom looks thin too in this pic with a fan yesterday.
        https://twitter.com/TomHiddyFilms/status/542005510606970880

      • Dara says:

        @Allegra – too skinny by far.

        And not that it matters much, but the ‘fan’ from that photo is one of the wardrobe assistants on the production. They must be at or very near the end if the crew is starting to post photos with the actors. I hope he takes some time to sneak away (after the wrap party of course) to another tropical locale for a few days to rest and recharge before heading back to the UK for all the Christmas hoopla.

        Here’s a shot from one of the makeup artists and the legendary assistant “Olly” –
        http://instagram.com/p/wSopGvg618/

      • Allegra says:

        @Dara:

        I thought she was a fan who by a stroke of luck had found Tom during lunch or dine at any restaurant. Lately this is the only way the fans have been able to take pictures or autographs with him.
        Last month, one fan had mentioned that Tom´s PA was attentive. I thought the studio had hired a PA to Thomas, but apparently, he decided to bring Olly with him.
        Good to know that he has someone reliable nearby.
        Regarding the holidays, I hope he goes to some place where he can not be recognized because honestly the fans do not need another Tahitigate. In fact neither he.

      • Isadora says:

        Ah… compared to a certain engagement Tahitigate was really meek. ;)

        But yes, I think it would be less stressful for him if he can just do what he wants to do without being followed by fans and twitter pics. However I’m not sure where this place where he won’t be recognized should be, there are fans in pretty much every part of the world by now…

      • Allegra says:

        @Isadora:

        BC´s engagement is such mess! I really don´t know where I start.
        You know what? Sometimes, I feel sorry for BC and his fiancee because it must be extremely tiring have every gesture, word or look thoroughly analyzed by the media and also by the fans. It’s almost like living in a fishbowl.
        So, i honestly could not live this way, so I wish Tom’s future bride or wife, all luck in the world because she will need.

      • Isadora says:

        Yes, it really is a mess – everything about it. The reactions, the PR stuff, BC’s quotes. I’ve always said that I think he really had and has no idea how to handle the situation and takes all the wrong turns, thus making everything worse.

        So I have a tiny bit of hope that Tom will handle it a bit better and therefore avoid some things (because it seems Eddie Redmayne had more luck, for example. Or James McAvoy), but who knows… In the end I guess the only thing everyone in a similar position can do is to religiously avoid the internet/social media, don’t care about stuff like that and concentrate on their real lives. At least that’s what I would do.

      • icerose says:

        @Allegra but I do hope he has someone to warm his bed if he does go on a break,

      • Allegra says:

        @Isadora
        It is difficult to predict the future, but if it’s any consolation, from what I can gather, Tom is smarter, skilled and also more articulate than Ben. So I hope he never put himself in a situation remotely similar to what Ben is going through right now.

      • Allegra says:

        @icerose:

        More than someone to warm Tom´s bed, would be great for someone to warm his heart or simply a person with whom he can share experiences and good times.

    • Allegra says:

      More news from @DeniseGossett:
      ” ISawTheLight is WRAPPED!!!! watch for this one guys, it’s gonna be awesome! So honored to be in it!”
      https://twitter.com/DeniseGossett/status/542049314189873152

      • Anne tommy says:

        Given his scottish roots, I cordially invite tom to come to Edinburgh with me for Xmas and new year where I will ply him with porage,haggis, Arbroath smokies, Cullen skink, cranachan, black bun, tunnocks tea cakes, tablet, and other sundry scottish delights to fatten him up a bit…

      • Allegra says:

        Wow, sounds good! And Tom really need to gain some weight. because we can´t have a Loki to skinny .

      • Oh Hey says:

        Anne Tommy, care to translate? I maybe got one of those, LOL

      • Allegra says:

        @ Oh Hey:

        I know what haggis is because watched this movie Made Of Honor with Patrick Dempsey. Bad romcom by the way.

      • Oh Hey says:

        Yup, Haggis I got, (and wouldn’t touch it with a barge pole) but the rest….Cullen Skink sounds like some kind of reptile…. :D

      • MtnRunner says:

        I’ve only dreamed of going to Scotland but had Haggis & Neeps at Boston’s only Scottish restaurant several years ago. Yum!

      • Oh Hey says:

        Neeps I could handle, the haggis, not so much. #squeamisheater What restaurant was that?

      • 'P'enny says:

        its not wrapped yet, I think she got it wrong, because another actress posted around the same time saying she has been called back for more shots.

      • MtnRunner says:

        @Oh Hey, the Haven in JP. Awesome place!

        You’re from Boston too?

    • MtnRunner says:

      I want proof that he’s eating like a horse again… My mama-nurturing instinct to feed that boy goes into overdrive every time I see a picture of him looking like Jack Sprat!

      • Oh Hey says:

        My Pisces is coming out in me every time I see him looking so thin – bring it in, feed it up, give it a good home…. ;)

      • Anne tommy says:

        For some reason my cullinary explanation of all this good scran ( food) has ended up as post 23 it seems…

      • icerose says:

        He needs some real English food Shepherds pie, Roast beef with all the trimmings, liver and bacon with mash , sticky toffee pudding ,bread and butter pudding, gooseberry fool and spotted dick wit custard and he needs to start the day with a full English breakfast.

    • icerose says:

      that looks like him in the right side picture in the brown hat

  12. TotallyBiased says:

    Okay, I gave in. But only because I’ve figured out that it’s really a dastardly plan to drive Dragonflys away! And I’m stubborn like that…not fickle like Miss ELLESBELLES! ;) Just refuse to even click on any/all things BendyBot.

    This WhatsOnStage competition follows rather close on the heels of David Tennant fangirls knocking Tom out of BBCAmerica’s Anglophenia fan favourites–which Tom WON the last two years. They were organized and tough, plus Tom hasn’t been terribly visible (Tumblr reblogs to the side.) Surprised there wasn’t a post on that, either.

    Also kind of surprised–since it’s been up for awhile–that K didn’t link to (or even mention) that one of the Muse of Fire *source* videos is up for free viewing (along w/videos of Ewan McGregor, Dame Judi, and the like) on the Globe’s Player.
    It’s forty minutes of passionate golden retriever Tom, circa 2008 or so, and just so much fun. Shakes-nerd that he is…

    • ellesbelles says:

      OI YOU!! <3 <3 I'm not fickle, I love both gents (Tom more) and I like commenting on all of the things.

      I was talking to myself over in the Tilda thread, been swamped at work today. I didnt even see a new Tom post! I'm a bad hiddlebelle, I know. I watched Exhibition. I hated it. Not even Toms beautiful voice saved it

      ETA: Hoping to update the cloud tonight. I was busy all weekend with some work. I have like 10 clips or something to add

      • Oh Hey says:

        Is Tennessee Williams among them? I think I’ve listened to that at least three times and think a) isn’t he too young to be talking like that, and b) how could he keep a straight face?

    • jammypants says:

      welcome back! Also, I think you can email CB the link. Not sure they’re aware.

    • Lilacflowers says:

      Unlike the BBCAmerica vote, the What’sonstage vote records IP addresses and blocks multiple votes from the same address. Of course, there are ways around that – WIFI – but it should cut back some of the fan girl voting.

    • Oh Hey says:

      Even at that age he was so intelligent and articulate, far beyond his years. Delightful interview, he was adorable.

    • icerose says:

      it is one vote per person which may make it less biased -and they could split the vote and Strong will pop out on top

  13. ellesbelles says:

    (I may or may not have Wallander playing on netflix on my computer at work.)

    You didnt hear that from me

    • Anne tommy says:

      Ellesbelles, I tuned in to what I thought was the Branagh Wallander on “on demand TV box sets” here in Dublin, and found myself in one of the Scandinavian versions. Still good, though Magnus looked like a grumpy middle-aged geography teacher rather than like the dragonfly king when he was still a bit in his larval stage…

    • jammypants says:

      You might enjoy this live performance “http://vimeo.com/92419964″

  14. TotallyBiased says:

    That *is* funny…several between the three of us (ellesbelles, myself–TB, and jammypants) have just vanished. Oh, well. I was prepared for that!
    Onward and Upward!
    (Even as I typed this, Ellesbelles, your black hole comment vanished. So now this one will no doubt do the same. :D )

    • jammypants says:

      We hardly said anything incriminating. Joespider gets this problem too. All that matters is I got to read them! :P

    • Oh Hey says:

      Not just y’all…….just sayin’. Criticism is not welcome. That live performance was interesting, not great, but interesting..

      • jammypants says:

        I kind of like the little impromptu. I hope Bazaar hosts more of these. Although I think choosing excerpts from books might be better.

    • Megan says:

      can’t have tommy have as many posts as Bendy

  15. ellesbelles says:

    I like tom posts and CB so I will refrain from whining.

    All of the hiddles please!!

    • ellesbelles says:

      Actually I will but im complaining that its 840pm and im not home from work yet. Id like to just curl up with loki please

  16. ellesbelles says:

    @OH yes Tennessee Williams will be in the next update ;) I thought it was there but I see its in my update queue and not on the cloud yet

    • TotallyBiased says:

      YES! REALLY looking forward to that, elles! And just to reiterate that your efforts are SO greatly appreciated. :D

  17. TotallyBiased says:

    Lots of pictures popping up on FB and Instagram of our man in a lovely casual hoodie and black shirt. Methinks the wrap party must have been this weekend, since named cast seem to be dribbling away at various points this week.
    Hoping some of this attention will push WhatsOnStage voting, but you never know. It’s on his FB page AND Luke tweeted it, so I think they actually want this one (as opposed to the BBCAmerica Anglophenia thing, where there was nothing but silence. Probably because he’d already won it twice!)

    • 'P'enny says:

      I think the wrap was last weekend, for some. but, still filming this week.

      I love the huddy and the return of black curls, hope he grows those curls out over Christmas. I’d like to see the summer blonde whippy hair colour of this june back again. I mean love him with dark hair, but it makes me want to watch Thor and I am trying to ween myself off.

    • Lilacflowers says:

      They’re probably more concerned about the Critics Circle Theatre awards and pushing What’sOnStage with the idea of keeping Coriolanus in the minds of the voting critics.

  18. ellesbelles says:

    I saw one of the hoodie pics on instagram. Hearts eyes all over again!

    • ellesbelles says:

      Late night update. Not a full one but I did pop Stories before Bedtime in there for you girls. I have to convert a few more, but that will have to wait. I need sleep, got another loooooong work day tomorrow.

      hugs you lot

  19. JoAnn says:

    Some of the teens on my Twitter feed are giddy because yesterday Taylor Swift followed Tom. She only follows 50 people. They have already picked out a nickname for them “Hiddleswift”. I expect Taylor to write a song called “Tom never Tweets” any day now! LOL. I tweeted that it is against the laws of nature for Tom to ever go where John Mayer had been.

  20. ellesbelles says:

    I watched Archipelago last night when I finally got home from work. Its definitely better than exhibition, but it was still…. eh…
    I just don’t feel like filming people sitting around awkwardly chatting makes a movie.

    Tom, I adore you, and I know you adore Joanna, but these films are just… not very good :(

    One more shot to go with Unrelated. I’m trying to support these films, really!

    • icerose says:

      It got got great reviews and a couple of awards and nominations. Tom got nominated for best Actor in the Evening Standard awards. I really like films like this as but they do take a certain mind-set to get into them. I also think they give you a great insight into a certain segment of UK society.
      But each to his own -there are lots of blockbusters I avoid like the plague including some if the comic book films .

    • MtnRunner says:

      Hogg’s movies aren’t for everyone. I really enjoyed Archipelago, but totally understand why someone wouldn’t. I hope you don’t feel all of Anna’s feels in Unrelated like I did, though. I was cringing throughout the whole thing. But it does move forward in a way that Archipelago didn’t, so you may enjoy it more for that reason.

    • Oh Hey says:

      Watched Deep Blue Sea, I didn’t like it – no where near enough development between Freddie and Whatsername, not enough sex, not enough passion, nothing to convince me that they actually had a relationship. And she pissed me off, I hate weak women, and Freddie (as dashing as he was and he can dance with me anytime) was a lightweight who just didn’t want anything too involved. I think Archipelago tonight…

      • icerose says:

        Deep Blue sea is hard to take partly because it represents particular age and strand of society that did have women just like the lead women and men just like Freddy. But it is actually also symbolic of a gay relationship the author went through at that time could not write about because of the restraints at that time. The film was made as part of the Olympic celebrations at that time and was very much a realist English period piece.
        Mind you I loved the pub scene when they are singing and then they danced jus for the passion and romance.

      • jammypants says:

        I’m not a fan of the movie either.

    • ellesbelles says:

      First impression of Unrelated is that I loved it. LOVED it! It started a little slow but I warmed up to it quick. I’m going to give Archipelago another shot. I cant with Exhibition, but Unrelated was great. She really captured that gold glow of italy, and the characters were fantastic (Not to mention Tom gets naked…. what? (dont judge me ))

      I think what made me love it was the emotion. Lust, apathy, rogue teenagers, the awkwardness of Anna, I loved all of it.

      @Mtn you hit the nail on the head. The story progression is key for me.

      • Oh Hey says:

        Ok, just watched Unrelated. It was a little too subtle in places but I did so feel that woman’s pain. Tom described Oakley as someone who initiated a relationship he just couldn’t deliver on – I saw it as he had no intention of delivering, the potential was all in the woman’s mind. Beautiful setting, dying to go there.

      • ellesbelles says:

        Did you notice that anna called Oakley tom a few times. I like that joanna left those in. Unrelated is leaps and bounds my favorite of the three

      • Oh Hey says:

        I did notice that and I thought it was his “real” name, didn’t his father yell at him calling him Tom too? It would have been more interesting had their relationship gone a step further, not an affair but one where he started it and then decided against it. To me it seemed completely her fantasy, he wasn’t really on the same plane. I want to see him in a real relationship (on screen), he needs a really good script.

      • icerose says:

        I always thought Oakley knew exactly what he was doing. His ego enjoyed the chase but when it came to the crunch he could not go through with it.In the end I think he found her age to much to cope with .I think he was also at an age when he like to try it on with everyone. Mnd you he was a good looking boy.

      • Oh Hey says:

        Oakley was flirty, but not in a way, to me anyway, that came anything close to actually suggest doing anything with her. He was cocky, almost in an obnoxious way but I could totally see the charm in him, especially after finding out what she was going through at the time, and why she’d find him so attractive.

  21. ellesbelles says:

    And another for us to laugh at. twitter statsbritian

    Stats Britain @StatsBritain · Dec 8
    Britain’s most popular baby names in 2014
    8 Loki
    9 Sherloki

    Stats Britain @StatsBritain · Nov 30
    Tom Hiddleston blesses 4 times as many people as the pope.

    Stats Britain @StatsBritain · Nov 30
    90% of Britons are unable to hate Loki, no matter how many people die.

    Stats Britain @StatsBritain · Nov 29
    Loki spends 60% of his time pretending to be Tom Hiddleston.

    Stats Britain @StatsBritain · Nov 24
    Tom Hiddleston and Benedict Cumberbatch are becoming the new Hugh Grant and Colin Firth 67% faster than they can say ‘Sorry about that’.

    Stats Britain @StatsBritain · Nov 20
    According to pre-orders, it is projected that T Hiddy: Bitchez Be Kneelin’ will be the best selling album next year.

    • Allegra says:

      Loki? I don´t think so.
      Sherloki? Sorry, it is even worst.
      Sometimes , a little common sense does not hurt anyone.

      • ellesbelles says:

        I only pasted the tom related ones for the names. Most of them were dr who or that other guy related. a lot of those tweets on that account were silly.

      • Allegra says:

        @ ellesbelles:

        The parentes can think the names are cute, but they are really silly.
        Poor kids!

      • icerose says:

        @Allegra -it is a satirical twitter sight and completely fictional.

      • Allegra says:

        @icerose:

        Unfortunately it is not.
        I saw a thread on the blog Oh they didn’t livejournal last week.

  22. Anne tommy says:

    Porage is the proper spelling of porridge – oatmeal in the USA; haggis is mutton and oatmeal and sheeps organs ground up and boiled in a casing made of a sheeps stomach- actually v tasty- smokies are little smoked fish, Cullen skink is a soup made with smoked fish, cranachan is a pudding – which tom likes of course- of fine oatmeal toasted, whiskey and cream, black bun is a fruit cake with so much dried fruit in it it’s virtually black, tunnocks tea cakes are little chocolatey marshmallowy jammy cakes, and tablet is a kind of crumbly fudge. All that would give him plenty of energy, add a few wee drams and we’d be good to go…he’d have to wear a kilt of course, while eating, and like a proper Scotsman does

    • Oh Hey says:

      Thank you – the porage I had for breakfast today…maybe make cranachan with the leftovers. Tea cakes sound lovely, so does the fudge. So that should sort his skinny self out in no time!

      I fell for it…
      http://www.bustle.com/articles/53091-10-ways-tom-hiddleston-would-be-a-better-boyfriend-than-benedict-cumberbatch

    • icerose says:

      @Anne Tommy all your foody descriptions make me want to try them out.Cullen skink sounds brilliant.
      Walton’s delight was a recipe using carrots and potatoes in a cheese sauce that was a WW2 ration recipe that my mother in law still use until she died
      bara brith is a delicious Welsh cake you have for breakfast and cawl is a scrumptious welsh stew with lamb but my favourite has always been liver and bacon and steak and kidney pie.
      Tom needs all these recipe asap

    • Allegra says:

      Ladies: Wrong place again.

      I got this from Dave Moon´s FB:
      ” Have to say that the Tom Hiddleston fans are really driven. Two of his fans were waiting by the road to get a glimpse of him when I showed up and they were still there when we wrapped. Here’s their sign.”

      • Allegra says:

        Frances Jacques LeCompte – who works on Costume Department said :
        “The problem is…that He(Tom) has stalkers. He is nice and friendly. But sometimes people have to realize that he’s here to work. He is an awesome singer! He even sang when he did fittings, just a sweet guy! Actually a funny person too. I like him alot. He is a gentleman.”

        Wow, now I dying to hear Tom singing!

      • ellesbelles says:

        Allegra, the stalker comment made me sad. Its one thing to gush about how much we all love him here, but I dont believe any of us would be so bold as to actually track someone down and follow them. At the end of the day he’s human and deserves to be able to function like a human

      • Allegra says:

        @ellesbelles:

        It made me sad too.
        I can understand what these fans feel. They want to know this handsome, friendly and kind actor. Who would not? The problem is the way they choose to meet Tom.
        The set is not the place nor the time for this type of approach because he is there to work.

      • Oh Hey says:

        It annoys the hell out of me that some people just don’t get boundaries. Is it a lack of social skills? Extreme egocentrism? What on earth made them think if they stalked him that he would reward them with an appearance? I just don’t get how you can come face to face with someone you don’t know and think that there will be anything to talk about except what YOU want from him. UGH. People.

      • Josa says:

        I agree with what his co-worker said. But that’s not all, “sometimes people have to realize that he’s here to work.” People should realize that he’s living his life, whether he’s working, shopping grocery, etc, they shouldn’t stalk him no matter.

        But there’s a lot of weirdo in this world.

      • jammypants says:

        Some of the stalkers made it to set as extras.

        @Oh Hey, yea the entitlement is not a good look. Ones who stalk him around the world…what do they expect to get from the experience? I’m sure he’s kind about it all, but it’s creepy and weird. I like Tom a lot, but I actually haven’t bothered to look for him at all. He’s only a few hours away. What’s the point? Unless I bump into him on the street, it’s too much effort for me :P

      • Oh Hey says:

        Love to know how anyone has the time or money to stalk him around the world, what the hell am I doing wrong?? Anyone remember the old days when politeness was in vogue and you made a point not to look obnoxious? There are spies in his own home town that report in on the action from his post code and by him if they happen to catch him out and about. Someone actually staked out his favorite coffee shop and would go every day and sit for hours on end in the hope of catching him out. Creepy…. If you’re only a few hours away maybe you can take a weekend shift and report back to us? LOL

      • jammypants says:

        Honestly, I’m too busy and I wouldn’t even know where to look. It’s just nice to read about little things here and there though. It’s funny to think we’re in the same state the past 3 months.

      • Allegra says:

        @jammypants :

        Some extras mention NOLA.
        So from Nola to Shreveport, how many hours?

      • jammypants says:

        They were in Nola? I had no clue. I live in Nola :) Hm, not sure how many hours…2-4? Honestly, even if the set was open, I can’t go. I’m just too busy :/

      • Allegra says:

        They live there.
        I think the set is not open. The only way to see Tom
        is to waiting for him to show up in these chainfood or
        coffee shops

      • jammypants says:

        Ah I see. I’m glad I didn’t put much effort (ehem, any effort) to see him. I adore the guy, but he’s here to work. I’d rather see his films when they come out. I really like him, but I’m a fan of his work first. Meeting him at a public event I don’t mind, but even the chaos of that puts me off.

      • icerose says:

        There is a difference between over enthusiastic fans and serious stalkers. The fans might sign on to a film as extras but that is not that uncommon. Half of the supposed posts from his neighbourhood are anon posts and probably pure fiction. If you can afford to live in that area you are more likely to keep your mouth shut.
        Real stalkers however will contact him and make grandiose statements about their relationship. They will turn up everywhere and become increasingly invasive. If an actor/actress has a legit stalker not just a fan they will quite often travel with a body guard. I have wondered ever since he took a body guard to Ireland if he has a legit stalker not just a fan waiting all hours to see him but someone who has got into his private spaces.
        I new a non celebrity family and the mother had a permanent stalker who had forced them to move several times because he fail to respond to restraining and would turn up outside their house and just stare at it and if she came out he would follow her. It was really sad because it was ruining their lives,

      • jammypants says:

        I think both types are overinvested. It’s just my opinion. He’s fun to read about and watch do his thing, but, personally, I never felt the need to see him in person or meet him. I just have people in my own life I’d rather invest in. It’s just how I define celebrities and fans. Other people will feel differently.

      • Oh Hey says:

        I would LOVE to meet him, (not as one of the screaming crowd at an event though), but then the reality sets in, and you think “what on earth could I possibly have to say to this stranger that would a) be interesting, and b) that wouldn’t be the same thing he hears all the time? I am not normally a chatty person and definitely not good at small talk, so meeting him ‘like a fan’ would be pretty horrifying and probably disappointing though not his fault. Meeting him through a casual or work situation might be fun though, but that would require a transatlantic move and a lot of money, so, nahhhh.

      • icerose says:

        @Oh Hey Usually I feel the same but when I met Burn Gorman he was delightful and turned it into a mutual conversation about Canada and I gave him stars for sus out the traces of Canadiana in my accent.
        Since then I have found saying something about a more obscure piece of their work is a good opener.
        One of my friends was actually introduced to John Hurt at a party and she said it was even worse because it did not seem appropriate to gush about their work so she just mumbled party platitudes. I imagine it can be quite difficult for the actor as well

  23. Allegra says:

    From @Hashtag_Genius, here we have:
    Little Hiddles as Loki and Little Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange-> they establish “The League of Marvel Gentlemen”
    https://twitter.com/Hashtag_Genius/status/542284515067330560

  24. ellesbelles says:

    Ladies. Listening to stories before bedtime in the car with the bass up has almost the same effect as art of villainy. 10/10 would recommend. Its doing…. things
    (Im in a parking lot right now, not driving)

  25. et alors says:

    These pictures of Tom and Lizzie Olsen getting massages in Shreveport are cute.

    https://twitter.com/Loki_Page/status/542575785828450304
    https://twitter.com/Loki_Page/status/542557883783995392

    • icerose says:

      apparently he has left the ring on again or else he just likes wearing it.

      • Allegra says:

        @icerose:

        Someone in the first tweet said this pic was taken two weeks ago on the same day that Tom took the selfie with a young fan . Apparently Thomas loves a spa.
        It must be the way he chooses to relax and recharge, since he is not being able to eat at least until the end of filming.

  26. TotallyBiased says:

    Evidently Tom has been getting massages and “Chinese aroma foot saunas” once a week or so. Guess Torilla thought it was okay to post now that he’s unlikely to go back, and the stalkers can knock themselves out!
    http://m.weibo.cn/u/1812608342?jumpfrom=weibocom

    • Allegra says:

      @TotallyBiased:

      From the pics taken with the owner of the SPA, I think he went there at least 3 times.
      Good for him!

    • ava says:

      I like how Torrilla is very respectful of Tom and waited to post the pictures so he could go and get a break. She has the best site IMAO. No judgement or trolls, just posting the pictures etc. There are a lot of crazy TH fans and sites. Some can’t tell the difference between reality and fan fic.

  27. TotallyBiased says:

    And before people “go there”, this is a perfectly lovely, legitimate Day Spa. I’m actually a little jealous.
    http://www.relaxshreveport.com/

    • Allegra says:

      @TB:
      Do not worry. From what we know of Tom, he is not fond of Thai massage.

      • Oh Hey says:

        What does that mean, Allegra? Have I missed something?

      • Allegra says:

        @Oh Hey :

        For some people(in general men) the Thai massage = brothels , a house of prostitution. Of course this is not the case for our boy.

      • ellesbelles says:

        In other words, his happy endings happen on screen, not in some creepy massage parlor.

        (now I have the soundtrack to the musical Chess in my head!)

      • Oh Hey says:

        Elles, not enough for my taste, LOL.

      • ellesbelles says:

        @OH I watched Shakespeare in Love last night (thank you netflix!) and as gorgeous as Joseph Fiennes is, I totally superimposed Tom into a role like that. Really romantic, even if its not a traditional happy ending, the feelings of love that film showed was amazing. Thats why I love Return to Cranford. He doesnt play too many romantics in that pure sense, so the joy he gets to project just makes my heart burst

      • icerose says:

        he also went to a very up market hotel with spa in Ireland

    • Oh Hey says:

      How adorable…love the hair……

  28. ellesbelles says:

    Tom and I are sharing that tired drawn look of late. The only reason I’m functioning today is a deadline, otherwise I would be home watching Wallander all day. I ran myself down between work and personal commitments and I’m paying the price. All of the concealer in the world is not hiding my shadows.

    I’m going to suggest that he and I retire to some getaway. Doesn’t even have to be warm. I fancy a cabin over the tropics. If anyone could help facilitate that, I would be grateful. Lots of quilts and a fireplace would be good right now

    • jammypants says:

      I’m the same. I was almost late for work today because I was so tired and slept a bit too deeply. Then I get greeted with ISTL set pics, so all better :D

      • ellesbelles says:

        I’m literally on fumes, and I hate using literally but its fact. I’m taking a break right now but I think its going to be another late one in the office for me. Theres a sudden massive influx of demand, and I can only design so quickly unless they want their building to fall over the first time it snows!

      • jammypants says:

        Oh god, that sounds awful.

        The December deadlines. Let’s put everything off til the end of the year! It’s December already??! We have to get everything done that we put off so we can look fiscally healthier! I have a major deadline right before I fly out to see my family. Yay stress.

    • ellesbelles says:

      Finally cracked. Only one other time have I actually cried at work over a job. Ugh.

      *closes eyes, pictures snowy cabin with Tom*

      • jammypants says:

        This should help “https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rbuICgef8K0″

      • ellesbelles says:

        bless you jammy, he’s so gorgeous

      • Gracie says:

        *hugs* hanging there, darling. Hope you at least get a relaxing evening. It’s almost Christmas.

      • Oh Hey says:

        Nothing like a bad job to suck the soul out of you, hear you, been there…Will this help? Tom likes to be useful… …giphy.com/gifs/tom-hiddleston-gif-dance-A5Sunibg2M4aA

      • ellesbelles says:

        @OH that is a lovely gif, we can dance around our cabin when we get snowed in. I’m really playing this fantasy hard in my head right now

  29. Gracie says:

    OMG, couldn’t comment 2 days I didn’t even know there was another Dragonfly post. :( I’m a bad fan.

    As for the Chinese foot massage, it depends on how it’s done, different places do it differently. When it first became a thing in China, people went to big, nice massage parlour where there were massage beds you could lie down, enjoying a spa day with friends in a private room. My mum loved it and I went with her a lot. They had TV in the room and brought nice desserts. It’s mostly not that kind of massage (depending on where you went, I should imagine). Nowadays the big parlour has gotten very expansive. So foot massage has become a more on the

    • ellesbelles says:

      Gracie I missed it too, I was over in the Tilda thread talking to myself!

      These threads are my sanity when work drives me bonkers, like the last 2 days

    • Gracie says:

      Second part: side of the road shop thing. They have sofa, massage chair rather than full bed. It’s called foot massage but they also massage arms and shoulders.

      Also, male masseurs are better in general. Bigger hands. Better control. I had girls a couple of times. They just looked bored and their fingers dug so hard I almost felt them on my bone.

      @elles, maybe check out the foot massage place near you? *wink*

      • icerose says:

        I have had girls who were excellent and hit the spot and pressure perfectly. The best massagers ask you if there are any areas requiring special attention. I had a man who was way to rough. It does depend on the type of massage as well.
        My favourite spa has these amazing pool rooms mired in with saunas etc and you go into starlight rooms and just float. You book for he whole day and wander around in white robes or sit in relaxation rooms.They offer everything from massage to hot mud wraps which usually include a neck and shoulder massage and I love them. Mind you I cannot afford to go very often

    • Allegra says:

      Ladies:

      I think we lost Dara for good.
      For for more details, go to the TH forum on IMDB.

      • Oh Hey says:

        If there is something they don’t like, I wish they’d just state it in writing, so many things that are not in violation just go missing.

      • Gracie says:

        I wanted to reply there but am not registered with IMDB. The same thing happened to me for the last two days, and the last time I checked, Grace still wasn’t working so I had to change my name. From what I’ve read in the comment section, this seems to be happening to a lot of us. If it hasn’t happened, it probably will at some point.

      • ellesbelles says:

        that makes me sad :(

      • Allegra says:

        I´m worried about Joe Spider too.

      • Gracie says:

        People do come back after a while. Let’s hope they do. :(

      • jammypants says:

        The conditions are stated here “http://www.celebitchy.com/comment_policy-2/”

        Sometimes it can be random. Other times, not. sometimes, it’s technical. Depends I guess =/

      • **sighs** says:

        Sometimes people have to switch it up a little bit when they find they can’t post anymore….

  30. Oh Hey says:

    More ISTL set photos – I’m liking the costumes
    tmblr.co/Z3lgCo1Xfe7Vd

    • jammypants says:

      Seeing these makes me really want to see the film.

      • Oh Hey says:

        Me too, I’m especially looking forward to him becoming immersed in the character, with the weight loss and the hair color and the dark contacts, he’s almost unrecognizable anyway, and he’s just so darn good at what he does. Still want to give him a hug and make him a home cooked meal though, LOL.

    • ellesbelles says:

      *hearts eyes*

      I cannot wait for this film. I hope it gets critical acclaim and takes all of the awards

    • Gracie says:

      I actually don’t mind his brown eyes. :) He makes them work.

  31. ellesbelles says:

    Im actually home tonight at a decent hour! I think I will celebrate with a run, a hot shower, and then some quality time with Oakley ;) and see about tending to the cloud

    • Oh Hey says:

      Elles is there contact info on the cloud? I didn’t see any…not necessary, just wondering. :)

      • ellesbelles says:

        For me? I dont know if you see my Google plus in the top right of the screen. Otherwise its itsellesbelles at g mail ;)

    • Gracie says:

      The bratty and hot Oakley, sounds like a very good night indeed. *wink*

      • ellesbelles says:

        I contemplated a quiet night with William Buxton (cranford), but im feeling human again after my run so I think the bratty Oakley will suit better to my mood

      • Gracie says:

        Curls for the win!

      • ellesbelles says:

        The curls are blonde and lovely in Cranford too, plus you cant beat a good period piece. He’s smiley and romantic and passionate and all the good things…

        But I want a cheeky brat tonight

    • ellesbelles says:

      Alright, 11 new to the cloud! Longer clips even!

      Oakley… er.. Tom.. and I will see you in the morning :) xx

    • Allegra says:

      Local baker recreates Hank Williams wedding cake for film ISTL.

      I will copy some parts of the article:
      - The movie, which wraps production in Shreveport on Friday, stars British actor Tom H …
      - Cake was a $2,000 job, but she(local baker) charged less in exchange for being able to stay on set while the scene was filmed.

  32. ellesbelles says:

    Lovely to see that he really is that kind to everyone, and its never an act. As if we needed more reason to adore the man

    • Gracie says:

      … who happens to love cakes. :)

      • ellesbelles says:

        Any man that loves cake will get along fine with me ;) One of the main reasons I run is because I like to eat! And not salads haha

      • Gracie says:

        I hear you, sweetie. All those years in the west still yet to appreciate salad. It’s just so cold and leaves my stomach feelings unfilled even though I’ve eaten a lot. Maybe one day I will learn. :)

      • icerose says:

        It was probably the most sugar he has had since filming-I can just see him running with a humongous sugar rush.

      • ellesbelles says:

        lol icy, I’ve done that. its rough on your body when your done. Last night was my first run in about 4 days and I picked the hardest hill in my neighborhood. It revived me inside and out but boy did I feel like I was going to die while I did it.

      • jammypants says:

        sweet man with a sweet tooth

        @elles, I ate a wadload of carbs for the first time in months. Oh did I pay for it. I literally had to walk it off because my body was freaking out. It’s not used to that kind of food anymore.

      • ellesbelles says:

        Same for me jammy. I don’t deny any specific foods to myself but if I upset the balance… oh man. (my weakness is cake)

        I hope they’ve been taking care of tom nutrition and fitness wise otherwise I don’t envy his transition back to normal fighting weight. I so look forward to seeing him a little more filled out

    • Allegra says:

      From actor, producer @Vito_Viscuso:
      @twhiddleston you are a true gentleman and it was a pleasure to work w/ you on @ISTLTheFilm! @ISawTheLightFan Magic + Huge = ISTL

  33. ellesbelles says:

    Are you guys seeing the new cloud updates? I’m looking at my screen and it looks like a ton of files are missing. There should be some avengers stuff and an exhibition interview but I dont see them on my end

    ETA I put them in the wrong folder. Brilliant. *facepalm*

    • Oh Hey says:

      I guess the What’s on Stage awards are more legit than most of the voting things, you can only vote once as I just found out when I went back to look and see if they had any running totals up. They don’t, so I guess they don’t care about whipping people into a frenzy to vote, unlike the other ‘awards’.

      Elles, yes, they show up now.

      • ellesbelles says:

        Yeah I put them in the Otter folder in error
        *hangs head in shame*
        I left you my contact info in a semi cryptic way up there ^^ :)

      • Oh Hey says:

        Got it thanks – ck your mail. Otter folder must pale by comparison to the Hiddles folder by now!

      • ellesbelles says:

        I dont see anything yet. did you do itsellesbelles and not just ellesbelles?

        and ya the otter folder has less for sure ;) I’m working on building it up but I’ve been awfully distracted with Mr Hiddleston of late

      • Oh Hey says:

        Errrm, ooops… :) Saw this on Twitter “When #TomHiddleston arrived in Shreveport, the weather was gorgeous. Now that #ISawTheLight is wrapping, the sky’s been crying for days.”

        We feels.

  34. Gracie says:

    Any airport sighting yet?

    • Allegra says:

      @Gracie:
      They not finished yet. Maybe tomorrow.
      By the way, I saw this on Ohnotheydidnt blog yesterday:
      2015 Predictions for Tom Hiddleston: Many more awards to come, a truly great talent. He does however, have to take a little more care of his nerves.
      http://psychicgossip.blogspot.ca/2014/12/2015-predictions.html

      • Madly says:

        This predictions are so funny. Look at Benedict cumberbatch. Haha. Non-or relationship. Suuuuuure.

      • Gracie says:

        Wow, talk about a guy who’s so booked next year that he probably barely has time to wash his sock take a little more care of his nerves, IDK, isn’t that just logical conclusion? As for BH, at this point I really hope it’s PR for him, otherwise he’d be parading his oh-so-sexy lady on the red carpet for years to come. Funny enough, she/he has no such faith in Clooney and Amal. Or Kim K. Or Jaz and B. And what has Camilla ever done to this seer person?

        Interesting predictions. Brought me a few laughs on a cold rainy night. Maybe I should at least stay away from Harrods next year. :) Thanks, Allegra.

      • Allegra says:

        @Madly And Gracie:
        Try this one too – Tom Hiddleston Palm Reading by Tony Leggett
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DYcx6wF1W-s

        This man did BC palm reading too.

      • Oh Hey says:

        I just read an article about Tom’s big year, 2012, when everything popped at the same time, it said he collapsed in bed Christmas Eve, his health in tatters, and he was the walking dead for two weeks. He does need to take care of his health, the weight gain and loss especially can take a toll on your insides. I hope he doesn’t have anything big on for at least a few months so he can recuperate. 2015 is going to be pretty big when all these three movies hit at the same time.

    • Oh Hey says:

      Nothing yet, says it wraps tomorrow and then when’s the wrap party? He’ll prolly get out of Dodge by Sunday, I bet.

      • Allegra says:

        The actor Vincent Stalba mentioned a wrap party last week, but didn´t say where or when. That´s all I know.

    • icerose says:

      After seeing Benny in the NY performing monkey kissing clip I am completely off Tom winning an Oscar or any other award which has such a degrading PR process in the run up. Interviews yes and the discussion circles can be quite in formative but the kiss of was just so tacky. It seems to get worse every year ot maybe I have just not ben that aware of it before.

      • Lilacflowers says:

        @icerose, they are not the same person and BC’s behavior is absolutely no indication of anything Tom has done or will ever do. Tom seems to have the ability to distinguish when to behave in a giddy manner (comic book movie promos) and when to behave like a grown-up (Oliivier red carpet, ESA awards, war horse promos). Tom has never done anything remotely similar to jumping up an down like an idiot to photo-bomb U2 on an Oscar red carpet. This constant projection of BC onto Tom is a disservice to both of them.

      • icerose says:

        @Lilacs -it is not so much about comparing Tom and Ben as opposed to just how tacky the whole campaign parade has become. I only raised Tom because he is an actor who has the potential to be nominated in the future and I would hate to see him caught up in the process. I do think Eddie has walked it with more dignity and at least Spall’s was a witty take on a kiss.

  35. ellesbelles says:

    I dont know if any of you girls are as big of Wallander fans as I am, but I’ve added the theme song to it to the cloud. Its rather beautiful really. Its called Nostalgia by Emily Barker and the red clay halo

    Thats my date tonight, Martinsson.

    • Gracie says:

      I have the second season, not the first. Love sarcastic Martinsson.

      • ellesbelles says:

        I’m thanking the angels for Netflix and wondering why I didnt get it sooner. The best episode is Series 1 episode 3. You really see the best in Martinsson. Series 2 episode… 2 or three has some serious hand porn from him. Its an actual overhead shot of his hands and its so mesmerizing

      • Gracie says:

        :( I think Netflix UK shows different stuff to Nexflix US. All I got under Tom Hiddleston are Avengers and Thor I think. That’s about it. And Exhibition for he was there for like 5 mins. Still complementing whether I should torture myself and get Unrelated on itunes. I’ve seen most of it before and it had me cringing so hard.

        But hand porn, yes. Big yes. There can never be enough Tom hand porn.

      • ellesbelles says:

        oh I forgot you were in the UK Gracie! Youre up late/really early!

        My results for Tom in the US are Wallander, Exhibition (blegh), Archipelago, Unrelated, The Avengers and the Disney Pirate Fairy film that he sings in. The featurettes are adorable online, I just dont have the inclination to sit through the actual film. I was hoping for deep blue sea and war horse, but theyre not available for streaming

        Anna’s storyline in unrelated IS cringe worthy, but theres something about Oakleys magnetism. Its my favorite of the three films. I’ll try archipelago again this weekend

      • Gracie says:

        Just did a check for you. Both of them are on itunes. I like them both in different ways but they are not the kind of films I watch repeatedly. The one I put on all the time is OLLA. Or one of his audio books. Or Muse of fire. Have his voice in the background when I put on make up. And yes, I am up early today. Good morning here while you are probably going to bed. :)

      • ellesbelles says:

        921 pm here, almost bedtime for me. I’ve just to wait to put the wash in the dryer.
        lol I swear I have the sleeping habits of a retiree. 930pm? Time for bed! While my fellow early thirty somethings are at the bar, I’m like.. NOPE! Into bed and a movie date with Tom or Otter

      • Gracie says:

        I am in my early thirties too. *fistbump* A good movie or a good book beat bar hopping any time these days! Save me from having to hear men talk about horoscope or ask me my thoughts on Chinese politics. Or whoever thinks bringing up 50 shades of grey in a conversation makes them cool. *facepalm* What world we live in.

      • ellesbelles says:

        I laughed audibly at the 50 shades comment. The only saving grace of the trailer for that film is Jamie Dornan, and not even he could convince me to actually watch it. I couldnt get more than 5 pages into the book before I was over it. Horrible writing, just god awful. Its adapted twilight fanfiction. Seriously. The author is/was a twihard

      • Oh Hey says:

        If anyone has Amazon Prime seasons 1-3 of Wallander are free, or were, sometimes they go in and out of ‘free’.

      • icerose says:

        50 shades what is 50 shades-who needs second class BDSM books when you have fan fiction and a fertile imagination.

  36. ellesbelles says:

    I’m going to permanently park my behind in the dragonfly club house. Finally disenchanted with the Otter, which is a little sad, but I’d rather devote my energy to supporting projects from actors that don’t resort to first courting fans and then push them away when they get too famous in their own heads.

    So Team Tom all the way! Definitely looking forward to ISTL and High Rise, and even though I don’t like scary movies, I’ll go see Crimson Peak just to show the love

    • jammypants says:

      I read that Bustle article recently about who’s the better boyfriend. I was expecting it to be lowbrow like all their Hiddles articles….but they made very good points.

      If you read the “He’s Flattering Just For the Sake of Being Flattering” section, you’ll see what I mean. “http://www.bustle.com/articles/53091-10-ways-tom-hiddleston-would-be-a-better-boyfriend-than-benedict-cumberbatch”

      • ellesbelles says:

        I did see that article, but thanks for the link again because of course Tom would be the better boyfriend lol.

        I saw an offhand comment on SOGO about some of the disparaging remarks Otter has made, so I googled and ugh, the man needs a lesson in shutting the hell up. He cant not stick his foot in his mouth. Look, everyone says stupid things, or has rude thoughts about others, but most of us have a filter in place to not actually SAY it

      • jammypants says:

        I agree. Even if it’s annoying to always get asked Hiddles questions, he doesn’t even bother to hide his disdain. If you hate it so much, your PR person isn’t doing their job of filtering questions.

      • ellesbelles says:

        I’m hoping that during press interviews for Crimson, that the interviewers allow Tom to shine, and not bring up the fact that Ben dropped out. This is Toms film, it became his film when he took the role. Its not Bens reject. *stomps foot*

      • Gracie says:

        *stomps foot with you* Can we just forget Ben was asked first? It happens. Not headline news worth (though you can bet your money some twats would bring it up). Also, if the rumours about the storyline were true, uptight Ben can’t handle the depravity it entails. Tommy has wider range. There, I said it.

      • jammypants says:

        Tom didn’t get asked about Fassbender when he did OLLA. I doubt the same will apply for Crimson Peak; however, as the media is obsessed with them being rivals.

      • ellesbelles says:

        I really cant wait for 2015. I think its going to be a massive success for our favorite gentleman. I wonder how much promo he’s going to have to do for Marvel. Hopefully not too much if it’s a cameo.

        My own uninformed best guess here, but I have a feeling that pre-production for Thor might start coming together sometime late in 2015 as well, considering it has a 2017 release.

        So many exciting things on the horizon!

      • Oh Hey says:

        Part of Ben’s problem is that he is wicked sarcastic and that does NOT always translate will in print – when I’ve seen him say things in public that are disparaging it’s obvious with a smirk or an eye roll that he’s joking, but when you see it in print without the inflection or the expression, it falls flat and looks like he’s just being putrid. That said, yes he needs to shut it sometimes, I can imagine myself saying that to him quite a lot, actually.

      • Oh Hey says:

        I can’t even imagine Fassy as Adam, Tom took that character above and beyond, I loved Adam. I probably should do a little reading because I have no idea what the plot is behind CP although I know it’s horror, of some kind. Jessica Chastain said that when Tom is scared he cries, and he called her to tell her that the script scared him so much he was crying, so I honestly can’t wait to see what the hell that’s all about.

      • icerose says:

        If what I have read about Crimson Peak is true I can see Benny running a mile. i think he took it because he wanted a heroic type role and could not handle some of the kink.
        They are just so different Tom looks for roles outside the emotional norm and that extend him and jumps in with all his passion and heart on display.
        Ben generally chooses with an eye on career structure and image and then he starts the PR process
        .His Richard 111 has been one PR process since it was announced compared to the first series. Neither Tom or Ben talked much about their perspective roles till post production when the PR machine started rolling.
        I mean his Richard 111 will be sexy and incestuous.Cringes

      • ellesbelles says:

        hmmm Tom + kink. If you dont hear from me after CP premieres, its means I finally hit critical mass and espolded. A man that might like it a little rough is my kind of man

      • icerose says:

        @ellesbelles it might not be what you think !! but it could be a case of “it is a far far better thing I do than I have ever done before. It is a far far better rest I go to than I have ever known”
        In which case my tears will reach epic proportions and wipe out my laptop out.

      • Josa says:

        @jammypants: “Even if it’s annoying to always get asked Hiddles questions, he doesn’t even bother to hide his disdain.” What did he say now?
        I don’t read his interviews anymore, but really curious to know what you are referring to. Hope he’s not calling Tom an Old Bore again.

        I don’t think Tom will do much promo for Age of Ultron. He shouldn’t anyway. If he does, they will accuse him of trying to steal James Spader’s spotlight. Besides, Tom will be busy filming Skull Island when the Avengers are out everywhere promoting. But I expect him to show up at the UK premiere at the very least, just to show his support for his mates.

      • Oh Hey says:

        Josa, Ben and Tom are the best of friends, they’ve both said so – they are also smartasses and especially Benedict, you have to understand his dry, sarcastic humor, he’d never say anything derogatory and mean it. He should understand by now that sarcastic humor does not translate very well in print.

      • Josa says:

        @Oh Hey. I didn’t accused Ben of anything, no need to reiterate how close they are and that Ben will never say anything bad about Tom. I’m sure he won’t, not to the press anyway. Reading Jammypants’ post, she seems to suggest he said something regarding Tom, I’m just curious what he said. I could be totally misunderstanding Jammypants, that’s why I ask. Also, I’m not offended if Ben called Tom Old Bore and actually meant it, maybe Tom is really an old bore, I wouldn’t know.

      • icerose says:

        @Oh Hey I think with Ben you never really know how much of what he believes is coming through in his humour. Even if he says it with a smirk it does not necessarily mean he is not having a little dig.
        Having said that you would think his publicist would have had words with him to explain the dangers of what happens to sarcasm when it appears in a written interview. Dry humour is fine but sarcasm is a very difficult type of humour to use without giving offence.
        Sarcasm :the use of irony to mock or convey contempt (2)a sharp and often satirical or ironic utterance designed to cut or give pain.
        There is also am old expression “sarcasm is the lowest form of wit”

    • icerose says:

      I have always admired Ben’s work going way back which was fine until Sherlock. Sadly when his press coverage increased I began to find him increasingly annoying and disingenuous. I never really believed in his love of fandom an there were times when he made me cringe because it looked so forced, i really find his PR process annoying and it puts me off some of his stuff.
      I still think he is a good actor just not as brilliant as they say and if I see something that interests me I will watch it..I was going to watch one of his old films I had not seen but forgot to -well I think I haven’t because I have seen so much stuff unless it truly memorable you forget it

      • ellesbelles says:

        I still hold a soft spot for his older work, namely The Last Enemy, Wreckers, and Parades End, but Otter 2.0 has put me right off of any feels I had toward him as a person. I don’t even know if I’m excited for Sherlock anymore. I’m sure my mood will change by next winter, but for now I’m very ambivalent. Much more excited for Tom

      • Oh Hey says:

        I liked Ben before the publicity whores took over. He was humble, down to earth, soft spoken if not exceedingly verbose, and very likeable. He seems to be saying a lot of crap that isn’t natural and that is being forced upon him making him sound insincere and a bit schizophrenic. I hope he gets away from it unscathed. I see him a lot more gullible and less centered than Tom but then Tom hasn’t really hit the blockbuster yet. If Hank elevates him to that level I hope it doesn’t change him, somehow I don’t think it will, but he will probably have to isolate himself more, which is sad.

      • icerose says:

        @ellesbelles I am going to watch the Last Enemy tonight. Parades End was patchy for me -I though he was much convincing towards the end but Rebecca Hall was the outstanding performer for me.
        I remember watching Stewart Little and thought it was good but not something I would rewatch-however I did not realise Tom Hardy was in it so I might take another look,

      • ellesbelles says:

        @Ice have you seen it before? If not I wont spoil anything, but he is really really gorgeous. Its almost painful. He’s so good at conveying emotion, especially love

      • jammypants says:

        I actually thought he was horrible at portraying romance, but that’s just me. He’s better at camaraderie.

  37. Allegra says:

    Ladies:

    It´s official!
    From ‏@BronStudios:
    We’re wrapping principle photography on #ISTL today. What an amazing journey. Big thx to everyone who pitched-in & made this come to life!

    • ellesbelles says:

      yippie! Hopefully he’s home and enjoying London and his family in the next few days, maybe a few pickup shots but nothing major after the Christmas break

      • Oh Hey says:

        Production designer talks about recreating Hank Williams tmblr.co/Z3lgCo1XpfTeH

      • Allegra says:

        It´s a good article, but this lady should not have mentioned the presence of stalker on the set, because the rest of world doesn´t need this kind of information.

      • Oh Hey says:

        I’m kind of glad she called them out – those are not fans, they are stalkers and should be treated as such – they are the ones who make his life miserable in their insane efforts to get near him. What do they think will be the result, that he will give them all a hug? How long before he has to start bringing security with him?

      • Allegra says:

        @Oh Hey :

        He did brought his bodyguard(Faisal) to North Ireland.
        This past year, Tom never met fans alone, there was always someone with him, be a personal assistant or a bodyguard.

      • jammypants says:

        @Oh Hey, exactly. They interfere with the people who are there to actually work. They distract when concentration is needed. I still hold firm that I believe some people only worked on set to stalk him.

      • Allegra says:

        @jammypants:

        The problem is that this kind of person puts their needs above the rest. Reprove their conduct does not change anything.
        Strengthening security on the set and select the best people that will be part of the cast, is the solution.

      • icerose says:

        @Allegra I agree. He is not the first actor to have fans who sign on as extras–he just seems to have a lot of them on social media. But it is not helpful to him to have it publicises in that manner and it is not very professional.Crimson and High Rise seem to cope with the process and apart from that actress who was up for a BIFI no one went on about it,

      • Oh Hey says:

        Had no idea he had a Faisal (lol) but it makes sense. I think calling out the stalkers and making it plain that kind of behavior is not rewarded will send a message. The fact that they are putting their own wants above the needs of the productions already says they’re too ignorant to know better, so why not call them out for what they are and make it plain that behavior isn’t appreciated or tolerated. I wish to heaven Benedict had taken that woman to task at TIFF when she asked if she could ‘taste is yumminess’ – I wish he had said “that kind of question is really inappropriate for this Q&A” or something. She deserved a public bitchslap and I wish he had, just to halt any further stupid questions of that kind in the future.

      • jammypants says:

        @Oh hey, that makes me wonder if that woman is even still employed as a writer. So embarrassing. For once, I wanted Ben to bitch. She would well have deserved it.

      • Gracie says:

        @jammypants, she is a writer?! I don’t even know how to process that information. Did somebody find her out or did she come forward after the Q n A?

        I am mapping the moles on Tom’s arm. One, two, three, four, five… Don’t mind me.

      • Allegra says:

        @icerose:

        I’m sure the other actors were annoyed by the constant presence of fans. As much as the person is gentle and kind, not always you are willing to take pics and sign autographs after spending more than 15 hours working. I remember that on the last day of filming CP, Tom had to meet fans at dawn. And even worse, these fans had already met him before.
        Holy sxt, you would not even believe the messages I read on twitter during the HR . I will not make comments because otherwise end up writing a novel of 50 pages and in the end will not solve the problem.
        As for Sienna G, she was the only voiced their dissatisfaction with the constant presence and disturbing the fans. I think she was in her right, i just disagree with the way she chose to draw the attention of fans and the language used.

      • Oh Hey says:

        Where is it written that children can never be criticized? Where are the parents of these tweens who stalk a male star in his 30′s wearing skimpy clothing and heels suitable for being a streetwalker? What do they think their children are doing hanging around the hotel of an adult male dressed like hookers? Sienna was likely right, and they probably did look silly, and probably should have had parents monitoring their child’s behavior. A little sick of the entitlement of these crazed ‘fans’, someone needs to teach them some manners and how to respect boundaries. Can you just imagine the outrage if Tom happened to touch one of these children in the wrong place and they made a stink? Sheesh.

      • icerose says:

        I was following tumblir and the High Rise sight and never saw anyone inappropriately dressed and most of the actors were out sighing apart from Mia.There was no evidence at High Rise that the fans were watching shoots or getting in the way or other actors finding it annoying. Some of those at High Rise were kids with their parents and it all seemed perfectly pleasant and Tom stopped coming out when he wanted to.

        Sienna never said they should not show but made comments on their outfits based on her own embarrassment in a similar situation when she was young.

        I do not have a problem with the fans going down as long as they stay way from filming areas and do as there told..People often use to turn up for Torchwood out door shoots and none of the stars were bothered. They still do it for Who.

        As far as I am concerned it really does not bother me. It is up to the production team and Tom to decide if they want fans showing up and not his fans. It is easy enough for the too set up a closed set if they do not want visitors.
        Real stalkers are different because they become intrusive and have no sense of reality,
        I still think that the lady was wrong to comment on it as it is not her place to do so.

      • Allegra says:

        @ Oh Hey:

        Try again to post my comment…
        Sometimes, call someone out is not the best way to deal with the problem,
        especially when you end up being the main subject of an article(the blog Bustle) and was portrayed as the villain of the story because mistreated an actor´s fans. That was what happened with Sienna G.

      • Oh Hey says:

        I hear what you’re saying, but a) Sienna prolly doesn’t care about being seen as the villain, b) “mistreating fans” is a bit much, since they weren’t mistreated, what she said was true, and c) they maybe deserved to be shamed a bit for showing up in crazy provocative clothing to fawn all over a grown man twice their age. Why do “fans” have to be treated with kid gloves? Does HE become the bad guy if he chooses not to engage with those people to protect himself? If they’re not going to behave respectfully, then too bad, take your lumps, when someone tells you that you look silly dressed like a teenage hooker, you probably do. Learn how to dress appropriately, learn how to behave in public. Somewhere, somehow, someone is going to have to set limits and boundaries, or he will eventually bypass the whole thing to avoid having to deal with people who can’t behave respectfully.

      • Allegra says:

        @ icerose:

        For me, the blog is a mirror that distorts reality. It is a place where fans choose to see only what they want. Do you really believe that any fan will publish that someone harassed or had disrespectful behavior, without this act has consequences? Without that pass unnoticed by nannies?
        I am not exaggerating because I read these messages. I am part of a large group of fans on Twitter, that´s way I get so many tweets and retweets.
        You know that a message on twitter can not be retouched, and often it reflects the person’s thinking at that time. If the person says something stupid or say something offensive, the message is deleted.
        If you have questions of what I am saying, go to the page Torrilla in the months of July and August. Do not forget that Tom only appeared Thursday and Friday and see that the same people appear in several photos. Do the same with April and May. You think it’s normal?
        In general, I prefer not to comment on the behavior of some fans, but sometimes it is impossible to avoid because certain attitudes are totally unacceptable.
        Like I said earlier, it is not wrong to want to know an actor whose work you admire. The wrong is to impose their presence in the workplace of this person, is wrong to be sending several messages on twitter this person asking to meet with you after working hours, it is wrong you touch her without consetimento, is wrong then this person and approach her when she’s trying to dining or enjoying their free time.

      • icerose says:

        well if there were fans there who were dressed like hookers they certainly did not get their pictures taken. But her actual comment was about shivering in short skirts and wearing a sweater. And I would say that applies tonmany younger people under a certain age in the UK anyway who seem to go out with out coats when I am reaching for a scarf.
        I personally thought she was attention seeking and it backfired but then I remember her from one of her dads gigs and she was a toffee nosed little teenager back then.

      • Allegra says:

        @icerose:

        Have you read any tweet of Sienna?
        Well, from what I can gather, it can be called anything but a prude. It’s like I said earlier, she made a mistake in how to address the fans.
        I think the cast chose to ignore and not comment on the situation not to cause problem with the fandon.

      • Oh Hey says:

        Her tweet was “To the mound of teenage girls in 6” heels awaiting @twhiddleston on wrap; you look chilly, rhymes with silly, don a cardigan? #Hiddlesteria “, meaning to me they were scantily dressed and not just cold. Teenagers in six inch heels does not give me a positive vision, I have to say.

      • Allegra says:

        @ Oh Hey :
        I agree with you, she only spoke the truth. At that time, I felt sorry for her because she deleted the tweet, had to apologize and even her husband was involved in that mess.
        Even without knowing him, I think Tom is very much like me. Just because I am kind, patient and tolerant, people think they can walk over me. After a while, these people discover that the cat here can turn a lioness when she want. Everyone has a limit, some people more than others. I think one day, Tom will lose his patience
        with these fans who abuse his good nature.

      • icerose says:

        I do follow her on twitter and I still think her tweet was out of place and unnecessary and their is no evidence that it annoys the other actors. And until I see some proof as far as I am concerned it is all speculation. Gerald Butler has fans come from all around the world and he makes an effort to be nice to them.

        I think there were more issues with Coriolanus but theatre is another kettle of fish because unacceptable behaviour can interfere with a performance especially in a small intimate space and the actors are more accessible on a regular basis.
        Having said that it was no worse than performances at other shows where stars have large fan bases,Tom is not the only actor who has fans turning up on the set. .
        I read the set designers article in full and her comments re the stalkers were completely out of context with in the article. A bit like they were thrown in for publicity purposes. She also used PTSD to describe how stressed her colleague was because of the workload on the film which implies level of over dramatization.

    • icerose says:

      so I can get a ticket to the What’s on stage award-what do we think the odds are of Tom attending on Feb 15th.
      Plus tickets for Damian Lewis in Buffalo Man have gone on sale and my budget is stretched.

      • ellesbelles says:

        As much as we all know I love tom, if it was me making that choice, I would go for Buffalo Man. I feel like the experience would be more enriching. We dont know if tom will attend or may be off on an adventure or set.

      • Allegra says:

        @icerose:
        I think you should buy the ticket.
        If there is no other event or work that needs his presence, I’m sure Tom will make possible to attend. From what I gather, he always makes a point of honor that kind of event.

      • jammypants says:

        Has he been to one before? It depends if he’s not filming at the time.

      • icerose says:

        and where he is filming.

    • Oh Hey says:

      I saw the letter that “Loki’s Army” wrote to Sienna on their fb page – totally obnoxious and condescending, IMO, and totally lacking in any kind of self awareness – hello people, if you’re being ‘slut shamed’, maybe there’s a reason and some self reflection wouldn’t go amiss. Try behaving like normal adults-respectful of the man and his time. More often than not now, I can imagine that Tom will do what he had to do with Coriolanus, and just not come out and sign at all, due to the fact that the crowd of stalkers just take over and become obnoxious if not dangerous. After performing on stage for hours in a very demanding play, does he really need to be chased to his car?

      • icerose says:

        Yes they called her out but she was the first one to throw out insults and there was no reason for her to do it other that trying to be clever
        I think you have to be very careful when you work in an industry obsessed by body image about criticising people for the way they dress when to often it promotes sexual titillation and what could b described as hooker type fashion.
        A lot of Coriolanus was Chinese whispers based on one or two events.
        Tom did decide when he wanted a break from signing and for the most part people excepted it and a lot of the criticism was attention seeking.
        The fan signing outside was far more organised and respectful than some fan signings I have seen or heard about at theatre doors, where it is just a mad scrum to se he can push in first.
        I am not saying one or two fans do not push it a bit but certainly in the UK they are few and far between and the ones being called out were generally those that had travelled from abroad.
        Stalking fans if you can call them fans are a side effect of celebrity. I once when too a con where at least three of the stars had brought there own body guards because of stalkers, I just do not see the point of people going on about it and applying it as an umbrella terms to fans who try and meet their heroes..

      • Oh Hey says:

        She only pointed out the obvious – that teenage girls were hanging around waiting to meet Tom, scantily dressed wearing 6 inch heels for exactly the purpose you stated – “to promote sexual titillation and what could be described as hooker type fashion” – they were dressed that way because they presumed their “hero” (rather their target obsession) would find them sexually attractive and want to shag them. Call it what it is. That is how teenage girls think, and that is where teenage girls need some guidance in social behavior….as in ‘it’s not appropriate to pursue someone twice your age dressed like a streetwalker’. These are not innocent fangirls, they’re predators, albeit not very sophisticated ones. I don’t get the mollycoddling of people who behave that way “oh you can’t say anything negative because it will hurt their feelings and cause them to have a bad body image!” Bullsh*t, I say. I you are dressed in a ridiculous fashion, and someone needs to tell you that you are dressed inappropriately because you’re not smart enough to know it, then you have some hard lessons in life coming up.

      • icerose says:

        Show me pictures of these girls out side the High Rise set in sexy outfits trying to titillate Tom and I might believe that they were misguided in their choice of clothes and behaviour but until then I am not going to bitch about young teenagers I do not knows and have had no contact ,I will go on believing that most of his fans are ok, and its just a few who get carried away.
        Until then I will go on finding the constant attacks on his fans something that has run it’s course and has become repetitive and tedious.

      • jammypants says:

        There are guys in my neighborhood running around with no shirt on and tight shorts. No one gives them any grief. I say, these girls can wear what they want. It’s their parents’ job to tell them how the world treats them. Or they’ll learn on their own. Tom is such a respectful guy that they could wear potato sacks with rabbit ears and he wouldn’t act any different other than amused.

      • Oh Hey says:

        If the guys in the neighborhood showed up at a stage door or movie set half naked and looking to score with the female star, they likely would get grief and they’d deserve it. They can wear whatever they want, I can wear a clown suit out in public if I want but I better be prepared for some flak from people who think it’s inappropriate. Tom might not say anything, but it can’t be a comfortable situation, and heaven help him if he inadvertently touches the wrong place because it’s hanging out. They’re not young innocents, they know exactly what they’re doing, the shame of it is that no one has taught them anything about how to behave in public or to think about whether or not dressing that way is respectful to Tom.

  38. Gracie says:

    @icerose, you’re probably right about Crimson Peak. If the rumours were true, even if they weren’t, at least the part about Tom’s role as a fortune hunter preying on rich, young heiress was true, right? I always thought the storyline ran in similarity to dangerous liaisons in parts. It’s very possible his character jumps in a bad situation and does one good time in his life to save his wife. Let’s put this into perspective: dark curls, pale face, white shirt, black waistcoat, icy blue eyes going soft and time goes still, pink thin lips stretch before they tremble: ‘it is a far far better thing I do than I have ever done before. It is a far far better rest I go to than I have ever known’

    (sobs)

    • icerose says:

      I know -I am already a hysterical prostrate sobbing mess just thinking about it-there is nothing like a bad boy turned good to break your heart and bring you to your knees

      “Of course, I always told myself
      You know how women get
      I’ll bet I could have handled him
      If only we had met
      Where other women failed him
      When other women tried
      I alone could cater to his passions
      And his pride”

      Dory Previn

    • icerose says:

      @Gracie I saw above you have Netflix in the UK -I am trying to decide which would give me the most access to indie type films and USA tv shows -Love films or Netflix.
      Any opinion on this??

      • Gracie says:

        Nexflix does offer their first month free and you can cancel any time you like. Try them out. I found their collection very small, films or TV shows, perhaps due to copyright issues, or they rotate what’s on (IDK if that’s the case), but there really isn’t that much stuff. I am on my first month and probably won’t keep it when the trial runs out.

      • icerose says:

        thanks Gracie that is helpful

  39. icerose says:

    Glad to see High Rise and Crimson Peak on Timeouts 50 most anticipated films of 2015.
    Plus Only Lovers Left Alive made the guardians yearly awards for best director and script and “”coughs “”guess which film was not anywhere to be seen.
    Mind you he wrote a terrible review after Cannes and then when it opened in the UK he wrote another saying after seeing it again he had written it off too quickly and was very positive about it.

    • Gracie says:

      You mean OLLA or the film that shall not be named got a terrible review at first? OLLA is a thoroughly enjoyable film. I love how Jim J made vampires so relatable like they’re just a bunch of stay-at-home nerds. And it doesn’t take itself too seriously. His style (mainly the use of lighting and the contrast in colours) also reminds me some of Wong Kar-wai’s work. I am just surprised it doesn’t get more recognition. I had trouble locating a cinema to watch it when it opened. In the end found an arthouse cinema and it was only shown for a week. *sigh*

      • icerose says:

        He gave OLLA a bad review after Cannes and then revised his opinion on second viewing. He was not impressed with the film that should not be named either

  40. Allegra says:

    Ladies:

    What do you think about this?
    From @_ChristopherM:
    King Kong prequel Skull Island which would explain the origin of The Skull Island map. Legendary Pictures and Universal Pictures have retitled the film to Kong: Skull Island. Along with moving the release date from November 4th, 2016 to March 10th, 2017. The film’s lead is Tom Hiddleston, I’m curious if the move has something to do with his commitments to Marvel films. Marvel’s Doctor Strange is also set for November 4th, 2016, that could be another reason.

    • Gracie says:

      Very possible. Filming, promotion. He’s very much in demand. :)

    • Allegra says:

      And from @Legendary:
      KONG: SKULL ISLAND, March 10, 2017. UNTITLED GREAT WALL PROJECT, November 23, 2016.
      WTF is Untitlet great wall project?

      • Gracie says:

        It’s another film.
        “In addition, Legendary has set Zhang Yimou‘s (Hero, House of Flying Daggers) Untitled Great Wall Project for November 23, 2016. The project will mark Yimou’s english-language debut and will be released in 3D. ”

        Oh god, why? Why? Why? Out of all the Chinese directors, why the hell him? I can’t even. Fine. I guess I should be a good fellow countrywoman and be proud.

      • Allegra says:

        Well, I´m not sure about this. This is good or bad?
        Maybe I movie for the Oscars. By the way, I prefer Ang Lee.

      • Gracie says:

        I’ve never been able to enjoy Zhang’s films even before he became a director. His films often show a distorted view of China. One might argue that it’s his vision that might be relevant and relatable to some, but his 2011 film about the Nanjing massacre is just damn right offensive to me as someone originally from that region. In addition to a long list of films that generally lack dignity and depth. I can’t respect him as a person either. But sure, I guess if they still let Woody Allen make films. I feel like I should be happy for him – as a Chinese person is striking out but at the same time I can’t bring myself to. Especially since it’s called the Great Wall project, I can’t stop thinking what awful tales he’s gonna tell about Chinese people again. :(

        Ang Lee, on the other hand, is my hero, with all his warmth and subtlety.

      • Allegra says:

        @Gracie:

        Time to go!
        Good night!

      • Gracie says:

        Night night, Allegra!

      • icerose says:

        I guess it is a bit like we Brits feel about films/tv shows that tend to throw the UK back to a time when the aristocracy and Upper classes were put od some kind of romantic pedestal.
        I probably have not seen enough of his films to be able to critique him fairly.

    • Lilacflowers says:

      They sent the script for re-write a few weeks ago. That’s why they need a delay. Tom’s part in the book is really, really small so re-write actually bodes well. Studios are pushing into spring for blockbuster releases now so Kong will rule early 2017.

      • icerose says:

        but I do wish it was not coming out around the same time as Strange because the comparisons will be inevitable.

    • Oh Hey says:

      The article I read said very directly it was pushed back so as not to compete with Dr. Strange.
      http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/JoshWildingNewsAndReviews/news/?a=112340

      • Lilacflowers says:

        That article is simply an article; it is not a statement from Universal or Legendary as to why the film was moved. The article also says that they backed down from “the power of Benedict Cumberbatch.” Cumberbatch has never had a film win opening weekend. Ever. His box office draw is totally unproven. In fact, TFE was a box office bomb. Nobody is competing with any of the proposed Marvel films. But Legendary sent Kong into rewrite, which means they were going to delay no matter what. If they were simply avoiding Strange, they could have opened a month earlier or later.

      • jammypants says:

        Even if Cumberbatch never proved his bankability, DS is a Marvel movie so it’s certified box office win by default.

      • Josa says:

        The article also says that they backed down from “the power of Benedict Cumberbatch.” It’s like saying Batman vs Superman back down from Cap. America III bcos of the power of Chris Evans. No. everyone knows that’s not the case, try again. It’s like a little boy bragging how everyone is scared of him, not knowing that everyone is actually scared of the lion that stands behind him, namely the Marvel machine. Big studio that holds the top superhero properties in Batman and Supe, even them is scared of Marvel. Variety reported a week after Marvel’s release date announcement that Dreamworks is considering moving Trolls, long before Marvel has Cumberbatch signed on. Trolls hasn’t been moved yet though, maybe the power of Benedict Cumberbatch is still no match to the Trolls. I don’t think they need to move Trolls at all, the audience they target are a bit different from the superhero types. But Marvel’s movies are family friendly now, that’s probably a concern for Trolls.

  41. TotallyBiased says:

    THIS IS SO FUNNY!

    I died. No, really. Died laughing. Read all the notes, all the way to the end. There’s a payoff.
    http://www.cracked.com/blog/what-next-11-marvel-movies-will-be-about/

    • ellesbelles says:

      Too funny! Its almost like true satire though. There are a lot of films coming down the line. Honestly I only care about tom, so if ultron is just a cameo, I’ll wait for Netflix unless it’s date night with my friend

    • icerose says:

      had a quick read and loved it especially Tom running away from Marvel

  42. ellesbelles says:

    Im watching Barclays premier league this morning, and one of the players for Hul is Huddlestone. Took me a moment to realize that our boy hasn’t changed careers. Im not quite awake yet!

    • Gracie says:

      Hahahah!

      • ellesbelles says:

        I didn’t even have any drinks when I was out last night, just heard something that sounded close and it took more seconds than it should have! :-)

      • Gracie says:

        It’s very sweet. You were at that dreaming state of infuriation and lust making your ears sensitive, your mind alert. You automatically pick up any sound resemble his name. Tommy, like a sugar rush. :)

    • icerose says:

      there is a film critic on Time out called Tom Huddleston and when I first saw it I thought he had a second career

      • Gracie says:

        Come to think of it, Huddleston is more common than Hiddleston, is it not? Or is it when you type Hiddleston in search engine, every entry that comes up for many pages are all related to Tom?

    • ellesbelles says:

      I was just telling OH that I was watching the avengers and it should be called Loki and some people Elle doesn’t care about because they’re not Loki ;)