Comic-Con: Tom Hiddleston looked dashing, lovely promoting ‘Crimson Peak’


Tom Hiddleston looked rather gorgeous at Comic-Con yesterday to promote Crimson Peak. This was his first Comic-Con appearance in a few years – he hasn’t been there since he dressed up in Loki gear and stormed Hall H, right? This year, he didn’t do cosplay (too bad) and he didn’t break out his dancing bear routine. But you could still tell that he was very happy to be there and very proud of the film.

Guillermo del Toro had the most to say about Crimson Peak, telling the audience that this is his feminist horror film, that he didn’t want to make a horror film about a damsel in distress running around. Del Toro also said that this was the first time he had the creative freedom to make the blood-soaked, R-rated horror film he’s always wanted to make.

Hiddles told Hypable that he was sorry he didn’t make it to Comic-Con earlier: “I’m sorry I missed Bill Murray. I heard he was here the other day. I’ve never met Bill Murray and I’d like to; I think he’s a fairly cool cat.” Sure. What does it even matter? You’re just looking at the photos of Tommy in grey-blue. He looks lovely and dashing, doesn’t he? He’s gone from a young Gene Wilder to a young Errol Flynn.

They released a new trailer for Crimson Peak – there are a few new moments but this is basically what we’ve seen before.

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Photos courtesy of EW’s Instagram, Fame/Flynet and Getty.

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  1. Solanaceae (Nighty) says:

    Sigh … Deep sigh….

    *have nothing to say… *

  2. Lilacflowers says:

    Is it blue? Is it gray? In a few pictures I saw last night, the jacket even looked beige. Tom’s SDCC wardrobe is the new “what color is the dress?” mystery.

    But no matter, my husband Tom looked dashing.

    Now, is the Nerdist podcast available any where?

      • Lilacflowers says:

        Thanks! The pictures on Twitter are all blurred so I’m guessing the lighting was very bad wherever they were.

      • Lilacflowers says:

        Sadly, it keep s cutting off while he’s talking about I Saw the Light and it doesn’t reach the Maisie Williams portion of the podcast.

      • et alors says:

        I can’t wait to hear Maisie talking about how she’s “all over the Tom Hiddleston Tumblr tag.”

    • vauvert says:

      It’s funny, I love him, but when I look at the pics with a realistic eye, I think that were he a non-celebrity, we would pass him by on the street without a second glance. But when I look at him and think Loki…. Well, diff story! May I borrow hubby occasionally, Lilacflowers, when you two have a spa or something? Wink😉

      • Lilacflowers says:

        Vauvert, there’s a lending library policy. I will sign you up. Be forewarned that some of the others like to pretend that there are no other people on the list but I’m always willing to share. I do need him for special occasions. Oh, I have two husbands, the other one is Chris Evans – he’s in a timeout right now, but he’s also available for loan. In fact, he’s available for loan right now. And Colin Firth is my butler. Mark Strong is our security chief. And for some reason, Abby J keeps Johnny Lee Miller tied up in my screening room.

      • Betti says:

        Vauvert – trust me if you saw him in person you would NOT pass him by with staring. I’ve seen him in the flesh and photo’s don’t do his charisma justice.

      • seesittellsit says:

        Ummm not quite without a second glance. . .

      • Velvet, Crushed says:

        I agree with Betti, Vauvert. He is not what Hollywood has conditioned us to believe is conventionally and necessarily beautiful, but make no mistake, HE HAS A REMARKABLY BEAUTIFUL FACE. I don’t know that I can properly explain this, but it is not just the definition of his cheekbones, but their relative setting to his eyes that renders him utterly and uniquely stunning in a way one could not anticipate from photos or screen. Also, he it delights me to confirm that he possesses the most erotic set of hands one could imagine — perfectly tapered fingers but unmistakably strong from the uppermost part of the palm. Even from a distance (as I certainly was) those are dignity destroying hands, I tell you.

      • Absolutely says:

        I think he’s one of those has-to-be-in-motion to appreciate him fully. A photos don’t do him justice type.

      • Lilacflowers says:

        @Absolutely, I don’t know if you saw my follow-up to your questions about the British Fashion Council’s Men’s Committee on the other thread. Ralph Lauren’s son is also on the committee as a business representative.

      • Absolutely says:

        Lilac-that explains so much. I will take a gander over to the other thread…

      • Lilacflowers says:

        @Velvet, Crushed, those hands are one of Fod’s masterpieces

      • Velvet, Crushed says:

        @Lilacflowers, Indeed. Thud.

      • vauvert says:

        You guys are too funny:-) I am not disparaging our Dragonfly lord, goodness knows… I was just having my coffee looking at hubs (who is IMHO a very fine looking guy) and thinking that I am lucky he is not a movie star, or he would be on sexiest men lists all over the place.
        I agree, when you watch Tom speak or move, he is something else. He strikes me same as Hot Harry, not so great in pics but oozing charisma that you need to experience in person.

        Lilacflowers, I know all about your busy household arrangements! Thank you for the gracious lending policy… can we add Hugh Jackman to the staff? I adore him… and leaving aside his age, my top of the list is still the indefatigable Harrison Ford – sure you saw the other thread with his ComicCon appearance. Some men are just timeless. Le sigh.

      • Lilacflowers says:

        @Vauvert, Mark Strong will be delivering Harrison to you in a moment. Although he may have had to exercise some, uhm, influence. Harrison can be a bit of a curmudgeon and hates to leave the carpentry workroom except to fly his helicopter.

    • Dara says:

      The audio will be available on iTunes as part of the Nerdist podcast series or on the website but it probably be a few days or a week before they are posted online. They’ve been free of charge in the past but I haven’t listened to one in a while so not sure how it works nowadays.

      • Lilacflowers says:

        They have other SDCC stuff up on the Nerdist website but this isn’t there yet. Perhaps because it was done so late on a Saturday night.

    • kri says:

      Lilacflowers-NO!!!!! Don’t do this to us!!!!!!!!!!!!! It’s royal purple. Velveteen. Like my Lazyboy.

      • Lilacflowers says:

        It can be any color you like. Although velveteen might be a bit uncomfortable in San Diego at this time of year. But whatever makes you happy.

  3. kri says:

    I am so excited for this film! Time to plan my CP Halloween costume. “Mama” was just no what I hoped it would be, but I have a feeling this one will be fabulous.

  4. Kiddo says:

    That jacket with those pants are giving me all kinds of hell nos. He went to the Brad Pitt school of putting colors and styles together whose hues and textures do not work.
    That said, he looks cute.

    • MP says:

      That outfit is shockingly bad. Nothing goes together or seems to fit. He looks happy though and I’m really excited to see a new film from GDT.

      • Absolutely says:

        I don’t mind the top half, but I don’t like the bottom. Either alone or with that top half. The textures don’t work together.

    • Lilacflowers says:

      Best if he just took everything off.

    • Secret squirrel says:

      It looks like he was going to go full casual, but his long naughty fingers just couldn’t be stopped from reaching for a blazer to snazz the whole outfit up.

      • Lilacflowers says:

        In one of his interviews, he apologizes for his attire.

      • Secret squirrel says:

        He should never apologise for looking and dressing different. That’s what makes him unique rather than cookie cutter cute.

        I hope you shop for his clothes for him. Have you thought about a new colour on him? Maybe puce? Tangerine? Tartan? Puce and tangerine tartan?

      • Lilacflowers says:

        Yes, a puce and tangerine tartan kilt. We save that for very special occasions.

  5. j.eyre says:

    Will somebody pass me some toast on to which I may spread my TommyAnne, please?

    • Lilacflowers says:

      What type of bread would you like? We have raisin bread, challah, honey wheat, and brioche? Butler Colin made all of them. He will gladly personally deliver your choice of toast, along with a mimosa.

      We also have lemon ricotta pancakes this morning. And bacon.

    • t.fanty says:


      If you can’t find some toast, you can always just pop him on your crumpet.

      • Dara says:

        Fanty – thanks for that! I was about to order the lemon ricotta pancakes and bacon but now I’m changing my mind. I’d like a full order of premium English ham please. And please tell the kitchen the order is “to go”. Sunday mornings were made for breakfast in bed.

      • Lilacflowers says:

        @Dara, Colin delivers so stay in your bed.

      • Secret squirrel says:

        I’m disappointed Fanty. You missed a whole “muffin” joke opportunity.

    • j.eyre says:

      Since it’s Sunday, I think I’ll pour him in a glass and drink him in slowly instead.

    • Absolutely says:

      Or you could be the toast and he could be the jam?

  6. Miss Jupitero says:

    A feminist horror film with all kinds of… what look to me like Angela Carter touches. I cannot wait for this one!

    I might describe Pans Labyrinth as a feminist horror film– go GDT!

    • NUTBALLS says:

      I was thinking the same thing about Pan Labyrinth. I’m excited for this film and hope I haven’t seen 80% of it due to all of the trailers out there.

  7. Jellybean says:

    Good actor and he comes across beautifully, but the million pounds or more spent buffing that persona at some of the most expensive educational establishments in the world – well lets just say that that I expect faultless presentation and, as a result, I will never be particular impressed by it.

    • Bea says:

      What do you think people do at school, exactly?

      • Jellybean says:

        I am a teacher and I have taught at both state and fee paying schools, so I know quite a bit about the differences in opportunity available to young people. I have had students shadowing members of parliament and being flown to New York to ‘experience the culture’ and then write an article for a magazine. Opportunities like those are pretty standard for students at a school like Eton and those opportunities will continue when they leave school. It is true that cleaning hotel rooms during school breaks is also character building, but it doesn’t tend to give that gloss to your manners or help you to develop sartorial elegance.

      • Bea says:

        I’m sorry so people who pay for good schools, should act like royalty, have impeccable manners, know anything and everything about anything and everything, be eloquent, charming, good-looking and god forbid they dare to look sloppy because they should present themselves at their very very best? And somehow people who go to Oxbridge are exempt from that because they might be poor and being poor, in your logic, can be an out to be an actual human being with faults? Great knowing you teach children but perhaps you might want to limit yourself to public schools as private school kids are human too and you don’t seem like you’re capable of seeing past their finances.

      • Karin says:

        I’d leave school out of it if Jellybean just means he seems more image than real person, that’s a valid perception. That’s kind of where I’m at now myself.

      • Lilacflowers says:

        Given this logic, Mark Zuckerberg, who had one of the best educations American dollars could buy, should be a charming, enchanting diplomat. But he’s not. Neither are all the men of the Bush family or many others who went through places like Phillips-Exeter and the Ivies. Yes, these schools provide great connections into the world and, if the student is so inclined can teach the ways of charm, etiquette, and presentation, but, for the most part, they educate and produce just as many borish boors who present themselves as such as other any other schools.

    • Velvet, Crushed says:

      I think you are quite correct in your expectations. I find myself a little surprised when I consider the degree to which people are impressed and affected what I can see — as most do here — a sort of eagerness which is a little odd, and perhaps even pathological. I do think the gentle humour that underscores much of his persona (as opposed to his actual personality and character, of which anyone knows little) is a rarity, though. I love him for it.

      • Absolutely says:

        I think a part of that eagerness masks the actual personality.

        Wow. Are you all unimpressed by all people that go to high end schools? I know some people that went to Oxford. And, what do you know, they are just normal people, albeit with a fancy degree! How are Oxbridge people supposed to act/be, exactly?

      • Jellybean says:

        Anyone can go to Oxbridge, I have taught numerous students who have made it; all they need is the ability and the drive. The same is not true for a school like Eton, for that you need a huge amount of money and the right connections. Once you are in a school like Eton everything is in your favour, including entry into Oxbridge because, on top of the drastically superior learning environment, they have teams of people paid to prep you for the selection process.

      • Jellybean says:

        So to make it clear, it is the Eton bit that I take issue with, not the Oxbridge bit. Even so, I do have friends who went to good fee paying schools, I just don’t put them on a pedestal because of the way they speak, their manners or because of their more classical education.

      • jammypants says:

        His education has very little to do with why people fawn over him. In fact, some judge him for it. People became his fans first and foremost because they like his work. Secondly, their admiration deepens when they find his personality polite and charming. It doesn’t take that much dissecting of character and affectation to like someone.

      • Absolutely says:

        I guess I’m not understanding what it is you feel is missing in his ‘presentation’? His speech, manners, dress? Is it only his eagerness that off puts you? Isn’t that more of a personality thing that an expensive education thing?

    • Soporificat says:

      That’s a really good point, Jellybean. I don’t think most people realize what a very fancy education and extremely privileged background can do for you in terms of self presentation. Obviously, some of these kids fail, utterly, but a child of average intelligence and talent should come out of that process as a pretty impressive specimen.

      Although, as Velvet, Crushed, says, he also has a sweetness that comes through, which is endearing.

      Obviously, I have no idea what he is like irl.

      • Jellybean says:

        One of my closest friends did fail completely at her very posh school. After family problems she left school with no qualifications and no money. She completely walked away from it all and through shear determination and hard work (including cleaning toilets as a first step into a good company) she ended up with a doctorate and a great job. That woman impresses the hell out of me, not least because it was years before I knew anything about her family background and then it was only by accident.

    • TotallyBiased says:

      Prince William must be SUCH a disappointment to you, then.

    • H says:

      As an American teacher sometimes I sit back and think: so happy we got rid of King George. Classism, alive and well. The elitism in the UK school system never seems to change, and while we do have it to a small degree here on the university level, most teachers I know are concerned that we have enough money for books and supplies not about who went to what posh school and how many of our ancestors are related to royalty.

      • Jellybean says:

        I hear what you are saying. I just get angry for my kids sometimes when so many of the top jobs in our country, including those in the arts, go to people from only a two or three schools. I’m not saying those people aren’t good, but there are so many others out there who are just as good, but cannot get through the door. I don’t think there is necessarily snobbery against those people, but just an extremely well established tradition of jobs for the boys. There are notable exceptions of course, Margret Thatcher was a woman from a working class background. Enough of my soapbox and i do like Tom Hiddleston as an actor and he does seem like a nice man.

      • Soporificat says:

        We have it here in the USA, too. Elite prep schools are alive and well, and still funneling students into the Ivies. It really is a different universe these people live in.

        This separate elite system is just more invisible to Americans, it’s not that it doesn’t exist here. People in the UK are more willing to talk about it and point it out. If you do that in the US you are liable to be accused of “class warfare.”

      • vauvert says:

        There is plenty of elitism to go around in North America too, and it starts as early as preschool, because the entire education system is based on a feed through method. You can’t get into an Ivey League school (with some exceptions) unless you come from the right school with the right marks and the proper credentials. It’s a bit more equalitarian in Canada just because our tuition fees are somewhat lower – and the difference is subtler because it becomes truly visible at the job level. (I know this first hand.) When you are trying to start a company it’s a lot easier to get financing if you can get your former elite prep school mates o be your directors, bankers etc. and it’s also a lot easier to get into a prestigious/high paying job when you can call on well placed circle of alumni.

    • vauvert says:

      Sorry but I disagree. I happen to know people who are the product of a very similar education and you know what, just like regular plebes, some are insufferable bores, others aristocratically stuffy, and a very few come across as genuine, nice, good people, their classical education and posh accent notwithstanding.
      If a good school and loads of money were all that is required to make one smart, cultured, witty, talented, humorous and likeable, think how far ahead politicians in all countries would be (as they are generally the product of wealth and “breeding”).

  8. Miss M says:

    I can’t wait to see this movie.

  9. InvaderTak says:

    Why must they promote it so early? I need it!

    • Dara says:

      The Tomster looks good. I haven’t watched most of the interviews, just a little to whet my appetite for the movie. This looks like a film where the suspense could be easily spoiled if you know too much going in.

      @Invader, it feels like the longest promo for a film ever (with the possible exception of the new Star Wars flick). They started teasing at last year’s ComicCon so it’s already been a year of give just enough to keep us all interested. Now the premiere is only a few months away and I’m still fidgeting with anticipation. Is it October yet?

  10. aims says:

    God he looks good!

  11. Beth No. 2 says:

    He looks a little like Fassbender in that last group pic.

    The trailer looks good and the costumes are mouth-watering.

  12. frisbeejada says:

    Interesting, it seems he’s turning out better than Benny – personality wise – whose turned into a bit of a prat (probably always was but didn’t notice for a while), or maybe he’s just got a better PR team around him.

    • Vesta says:

      You’re right. I think it’s both factors: his PR team is better, but also that he is smarter than Benny.

    • Lilacflowers says:

      I will never understand the need to constantly compare them or treat them as interchangeable

      • frisbeejada says:

        Well they are about the same age and in the UK they came to prominence at the same time. Both are stage actors who did well in the theatre before moving on to other things. I remember seeing Tom in Wallander (2008) and Return to Cranford (2009) and Hollow Crown (2012) Benedict in Hawking (2004) Starter for Ten (2006) Van Gogh (2010) also Sherlock (2010) Parades End (2012) Both of them were in War Horse. (2011) They come from similar backgrounds and have been used as examples in the UK of a concern that the acting industry is now the exclusive province of kids from posh backgrounds. They are in a relatively small pool of people in a highly competitive industry. I think comparisons are inevitable. People compared Daniel Day Lewis and Gary Oldman when they were about the same age and active at the same time. Having watched both of them for years I am fairly ambivalent about both of them – other than appreciating their talent – so my comparisons are at least disinterested. I have no dog in this fight.

      • Vesta says:

        Throwing in some occasional observation is not necessarily “constant comparison”, it can also be just some lighthearted gossip…
        I’ve no dog in this fight either; both are slightly entertaining, that’s about it.

        (Also, I think Fresbeejada’s excellent analysis is spot on)

      • Lilacflowers says:

        But so many, many other actors fit into the same description and almost every post about either one of them, the other is dragged in. Cumberbatch rarely gets mentioned on Fassbender or Hardy threads and they’re closer in age and Cumberbatch and Hardy actually have quite similar backgrounds too but comparisons are made in practically every Hiddleston thread. Throw Harry Lloyd, Eddie Redmayne, Matthew Goode into the mix; all similar but never pulled into these threads,

        I would just really enjoy a Tom thread without Cumberbatch. Sorry.

      • frisbeejada says:

        Aww sorry Lilac, I know Tom’s your hubby and all but really actors do get compared to other actors all the time, especially in the UK since way back when Olivier was compared to Gielgud, O’Toole to Burton and so on and so forth. It’s a bit of a national sport. I think in the Tom and ‘HE WHO SHALL NOT BE NAMED’ department we are also talking of a similar type of publicity level. Harry Lloyd and Matthew Goode haven’t really reached Tom and the OTHER ONE’s level of exposure. At one point they were neck and neck until Tom had the sense to back off a bit. Eddie Redmayne is pretty quiet (and in any case reminds me a little of Ben Wishaw – although not as appealing to me as my Ben – not HWSNBN…) but just to please you I shall not refer to HWSNBE as anything other than ‘the other one’ – should I ever comment on one of these threads again – which is unlikely because I’ve now actually lost the will to live trying to work out how to refer to the one who is not your husband without actually naming him…

      • Lilacflowers says:

        @frisbeejada, oh dear, we can’t have you losing the will to live! Colin will be right over with, well, he’s Colin Firth, that should help revive your spirits in its own right, but he’ll prepare whatever delicious beverage concoction you would like and will ply you with chocolates and rub your temples. if that doesn’t help, Mark Strong will get medical attention for you.

        How about we just refer to HWSNBN as “the giant prat?” For I have always seen him as such. I do agree he has acting talent, but, to me, his range seems limited to emotionally repressed posh boys and his mumbling irks me – yes, I know others differ in opinion, which, of course, is their right and we all have different tastes, which is what makes the world interesting. He has no appeal to me whatsoever physically. I do keep giving him a chance to prove his greatness as an actor but he has continually disappointed me. *Oh look! Kahn as an emotionally repressed, mumbling posh boy. Where is Ricardo Montalban when I need him?*

        I do agree with your assessment that his PR needs improvement. During some red carpet press thing, I watched in annoyance as she grabbed him by one arm and directed him to interrupt an interview Allen Leech was giving about both TIG and Downton Abbey, which he did and completely monopolized Allen’s interview while holding him around the neck so he couldn’t escape. And her involvement in that Oscar red carpet bouncing photo bomb of U2 (Larry Mullen! Larry Mullen is one of my forevers! Do not photobomb MY Larry Mullen) was unprofessional. Prats all around!

      • NUTBALLS says:

        What sets Bendy apart from the other Brits in comparison to Hiddles is their intensely enthusiastic internet fandoms, which are not restricted to ladies under 25. None of the others (incl. Hardy & Fassy) have anything like what these two have. Coming into their fame around the same time (2010-2011) and having the internet explode with blogs, twitters and Instagram posts dedicated to them is what keeps people comparing them.

        Dara, that Leech interview that Drunk Uncle Cumby interrupted was over the top unprofessional and rude.

      • Jenny says:

        And Hardy, Fassbender, etc. are doing just fine because Internet fandoms are only helpful for brief period at the start of a career. After that, they do more harm than good.

  13. serena says:


    That is a crime and somebody certainly needs to be ARRESTED FOR IT!!!!! Call the cops. I will never forgive Comic Con and Charlie for this indignity. Why is life so unfair to me all the time????

    • Lilacflowers says:

      He’s filming somewhere. But yes, he and his butt were missed; a crime against humanity has occurred. My butler will soon deliver a pint of your favorite ice cream to you, along with a pitcher containing an alcoholic beverage of your choices so you may wallow in your pain with all the best comforts.

      • serena says:

        Well that is very courteous of you I must say. It is a difficult time for all of us.



      • Miss M says:

        Is Hunnam your “husband” too?

      • Lilacflowers says:

        No, I only have two husbands: Tom and Chris Evans. Colin Firth has appointed himself our butler and Mark Strong is the security director. Abby J is stowing Johnny Lee Miller here for some reason. Somebody else laid claim to Hunnam.

      • teacakes (formerly oneshot) says:

        @Lilacflowers – Tom will have to be bigamous, then, because he is my husband too! I don’t mind sharing if you don’t.

      • Absolutely says:

        Bigamy? That’s Bigofyou!

      • Miss M says:

        This somebody else better be either Marty or me.

      • Lilacflowers says:

        @Teacakes, welcome, sister-wife!

      • wahine992 says:

        @Lilacflowers – may I lay claim to Mark Strong? That man really toasts my bagel, ifyaknowwhatImean. 😉

      • Lilacflowers says:

        @wahine992, Mark Strong is our chief of security and he is very diligent (to the point of being almost scary) but he certainly may go home to you.

      • wahine992 says:

        @Lilacflowers – Thank you! So, in other words, he likely already owns a pair of handcuffs, right? *shivers* I promise not to keep him from his security duties for too long, however.

      • Lilacflowers says:

        @wahine, oh yes, he has handcuffs. If not, he can bring the pair Abby J uses to attach Johnny Lee Miller to the furniture.

    • M.A.F. says:

      wow. I didn’t even realize he wasn’t there. Tom took all of my attention.

  14. seesittellsit says:

    “Rather” gorgeous? There’s an understatement . . . the prospect of CP and ISTL will make the end of summer so much easier to bear . . . .

  15. Kate says:

    Well worth the Hiddleston drought we’ve been suffering through for awhile. The man is simply drop-dead gorgeous, to me.

    I don’t do horror movies but I will watch anything GDT does.

    • koko says:

      Funny, I don’t find him “drop dead” gorgeous, just my opinion, but the “whole” package of him is what appeals to me. I think if I closed my eyes and he whispered in my ear…anything…I would melt. And @Kate, I love horror, the more gruesome the better, if you were here you could go with my gang.

      • Kate says:

        @Koko thanks for the invite! I might have to hide behind your arm a few times when it gets real freaky/scary!

    • teacakes (formerly oneshot) says:

      @koko – I didn’t find him drop-dead gorgeous either, until one day I suddenly DID. And oh, how I did.

      I hope this movie is less cheesy than Pacific Rim.

  16. platospopcorn says:

    There was a time when I may have said this man would age poorly.


    Having said that, this set of gifs sums up my perception of his personality, and I’m guessing that would get old. *shrugs*

    • Vesta says:

      Oh God, those restless hands are all over…
      and yes, they are authentic Tommy personality hands 👋👋👋

    • NUTBALLS says:

      Yep, TominMotion with hands going everywhere… My imagination knows no boundaries.

    • Janet says:

      Jessica’s face falling for a minute when he touches her is hilarious. She’s annoyed lol

      • platospopcorn says:

        I’m so glad someone else noticed! I was beginning to feel like a big party pooper for making this post. I obviously had to be scrolling all the Tom goodies on Tumblr yesterday to actually see these gifs (GUILTY), but he does seem like he’s probably a bit “much too much” on the regular.

      • et alors says:

        Things can be misconstrued if you’re just looking at GIFs. Here’s the video:

      • Janet says:

        Watching the video didn’t help, now I feel like there’s awkwardness between him, Jessica and Mia.

      • Lilacflowers says:

        Mia is very shy and was uncomfortable through most of the events yesterday. She talked very, very little during the panel and only when directly asked a question while the other three were all more comfortable and talked at will, often over one another.

      • et alors says:

        @Janet, it all boils down to perception, doesn’t it? I thought all three actors looked a little stiff/nervous, with only GDT being truly relaxed, although I thought the moment at 1:40 where Tom compliments Mia, Mia laughs and smiles, and you can hear Jessica (I think) saying “Awwww” in the background is cute.

        I think this photo encompasses the dynamics of the three yesterday:

        Tom and Jessica are comfortable with each other and in interviews, and Mia is trying but is very shy and not in her comfort zone.

      • Lilacflowers says:

        @et alors, I think the others are also quite familiar with and protective of Mia’s shyness.

      • Dara says:

        Going in, I was a little worried for Mia – I get the feeling she hates these sorts of things (big crowds, manically cheerful press people) with a passion and that she’d let her discomfort show. She was quiet and reserved sure, but I actually thought she did quite well. I know nothing about her personally (probably by her design), but I always got the impression she’d do the acting for free because that’s where her real passion lies, and only suffers through the PR side of it because she has no other choice.

    • jammypants says:

      Jessica was pretty touchy feely with Tom in the EW interview on the balcony. I doubt it was flinching.

      • platospopcorn says:

        Just watched the full video posted above, and you’re right. It just seems she’s a bit stiff/uncomfortable in general…not specifically with Tom. Still stand by my impression that his earnestness might get tiresome over time, but his VOICE covers a multitude of sins. Damn.

      • jammypants says:

        He seems the type to get a lot of energy being around people he likes. But he said in a past interview, he also spends a lot of time alone and doing things alone (he called it solitude). So he’d probably only be a bouncy ball around people and calm around another person or small intimate group of friends.

  17. Jen43 says:

    Sigh. Errol Flynn. Do people even know who he is anymore? Tom is definitely giving off Flynn vibes.

    • Dara says:

      Le sigh. I’ve been digging around learning a little more about him, such a rogue that man. I read somewhere that someone bought his sailboat and has restored it to its former glory and occasionally charters it out. God, the stories that thing could tell.

  18. Lilacflowers says:

    Entertainment Weekly has a cast interview.

    • Dara says:

      Someone on Tumblr pointed out the weird fidgety thing he was doing with his hands/thumbs and now that’s all I can see when I watch that. It’s kinda creeping me out.

  19. Miss Jupitero says:

    Honestly I am not get a “hot” vibe from him anymore, and I’m fine with that that. He is turning I to a fine actor, and a much better human being than most of the players out there, and for me that is enough.

    • Kiki says:

      Is anyone commentin on Mia’s pixie hair cut. It really cute on her.

      • Lilacflowers says:

        It is cute but she seems to channeling Sinatra-era Mia Farrow. I love her dress

      • NUTBALLS says:

        I loved that haircut on Michelle Williams, but not on Mia. I think her face requires more hair framing it.

        Jessica looked glamorous, as usual.

        Tom… well… he looked tanned, relaxed and happy. I was particularly pleased with the facial scruff and white T-shirt. He knows what I like, that man.

      • alice says:

        I don’t think Mia can pull off the pixie. Few women actually pull it off. It requires a perfect bone structure and a well defined jawline. Proportions are often tricky and even with beautiful women, a pixie can make them look really bad. Mia Farrow, Robin Wright, Bar Refaeli and are just a few of the lucky ones. For example I love Cate Blanchett, Jessica Chastain and Gisele Bundchen but they could never pull it off.

  20. TotallyBiased says:

    There’s some decent pics from the Nerdist podcast floating around Tumblr. Dara managed to link Marc Malkin (EOnline)’s gorgeous Tom pic on Instagram to the previous thread. Empire Magazine tweeted some truly lovely snaps from the CP panel during the day yesterday–floating around Instagram as well are my favourite pics, of the four of them on a landing, leaving Hall H. Tom at one point is doing his best Evita impression.
    But it is definitely the videos in which he shines. Press lines are never the most flattering, and you really need the addition of his voice!

  21. et alors says:

    Legendary just tweeted Hashtag Genius’ depiction of the EW portrait above. This version of GDT is almost as adorable as the real man.

  22. TotallyBiased says:

    All of yesterday was a real love fest in the Chris Hardwick/GdT/Hiddleston menage a trois, with Hardwick and Guillermo attempting to outdo each other in teasing the Tomster. In last night’s podcast, Hardwick asked GdT if in CP we would get to see “Loki’s Poky Stick”. Hardwick just couldn’t leave Tumblr alone, either, getting Tom to send the Tumblrites some love. (But then again, even Arya Stark–the Nerdist Podcast’s second guest–admitted to being “all over the Tom Hiddleston tag on Tumblr.”)

    In the middle of all this hoopla, however, were some serious well thought out answers from not only Tom and GdT but also JC and Mia that managed to actually increase my interest in seeing CP without dropping any spoilers!

  23. et alors says:

    All three cast members look amazing in this IGN video, and GDT is playing with the crowd watching below.

    Then there’s this ET Canada interview in which the interviewer refers to Tom’s “piercing eyes” just after the camera accidentally zooms into said eyes, and Tom seems to get slightly embarrassed.

  24. browniecakes says:

    He must have gotten the tan In Mallorca? Looks great with the white tee.

  25. TotallyBiased says:

    Kudos to Kaiser et al for stepping up on a weekend to provide all this great Comic Con coverage, by the way!

  26. TotallyBiased says:

    @Nut balls, btw–in answer to the question you asked on the previous post: NO, not really! And I have SO much other stuff to do this weekend! I suppose I should just be grateful it’s the weekend–Wimbletom Wednesday made for a VERY difficult day at work. 😉

  27. boredblond says:

    Maybe it’s because I misspent my Saturday binge watching Seinfeld on hulu, but my first thought was ‘he’s got Kramer’s forehead’..😆

  28. et alors says:

    Mia, Jessica, and Tom are interviewed by Josh Horowitz. Jessica once again teases Josh about his Hiddles crush, and Tom trolls Josh by asking him if he wants to sit next to him.

    • Lilacflowers says:

      Josh is now tweeting stuff to the two of them about it. I suspect Jessica will respond in some hilarious way.

  29. Phoebe says:

    He is a golden God.

    CP is one of those movies that I would never see if one of my boyfriends wasn’t in it. I can’t wait for I Saw The Light. Can’t wait to hear him sing and pull off a southern American accent. This fall is going to be all about the Hiddles!!!

  30. Dara says:

    Can we declare Guillermo del Toro King of Comiccon this year? The guy was everywhere – panels for Crimson Peak, The Strain, at least two different autograph signings, the Nerdist podcast, and I think he even crashed The Simpsons panel. There are many, many fan selfies with him on the floor of the convention center, I think he was actually checking out all the booths as a fan himself – you can tell he really loves this stuff.

  31. Abby_J says:

    The pictures are nice, but that man is beautiful in person. He’s tall too. Mr. Abby_J is about the same size as him, but he looked so much taller on that stage. He also still looked tired. I’d say that our Dragonfly king got the loudest applause, even though Guillermo del Toro suggested that the crowd ignore him when he came out. He told the crowd he loved everyone at the end too, because of course he did.

    The panel itself was maybe not as exciting as some of the others. Tommy wasn’t his dancing bear self, but plenty charming. There was a LOT of fan-girling (and fan-guying). I controlled myself and did not rush the stage. Haha!

    Still, not gonna see this movie, but my hubby and friends will tell me all about it. I just can’t do scary.

    On a side note, the Deadpool footage and panel was probably the second best (how can you top Star Wars?). Oh man. It looks good, even with Ryan Reynolds staring in it. It is obvious that he LOVES this character though, so hopefully he will do it some justice. We had a pretty big group, and most of them are HUGE Deadpool nerds, so we kept joking that we needed to get our picture taken with every Deadpool Cosplayer we saw, in case it was Reynolds wandering the floor in his costume. We didn’t do that, though. If this is good, my friends might forgive him for Green Lantern.

    The day we all wore our Doctor Who outfits, a lot of people took our picture and took pictures with us. I haven’t seen it up anywhere yet, though.

    • Lilacflowers says:

      He was tired because, as he explained in the Nerdist podcast (somebody recorded it, the actual one isn’t available yet), he only got off a plane that morning, so factor in the eight hour time difference between San Diego and London. And then they kept him going to the Nerdist panel, which was at 10 something San Diego time. Both Chris Hardwick and GDT noted that he must be exhausted but hadn’t complained.

      • Abby_J says:

        That makes sense. He didn’t act tired, but he looked it. Then again, I think he is the kind of person who can always have that ‘tired look.’ I didn’t take the poor boy running on the beach. He looked too tired. We stayed in instead. 🙂 He should be back with you by now. Jonny and I will be around later. 🙂

      • Dara says:

        I haven’t listened to the Nerdist yet so I didn’t hear his exact wording, but if he really did say he flew in from London that morning I’m going to call BS on his story. He may have flown in from somewhere – but it wasn’t London. The timing just doesn’t work. Far as I know, there are no commercial transatlantic flights from Europe that could get you to the West Coast early enough in the day to run the schedule they were on.

      • TotallyBiased says:

        Eh there’s a couple of flights routing via SF that would have gotten him in to San Diego before 11:00 am–did he say it was direct?

      • Bea says:

        He’s probably not flying commercial.

      • Dara says:

        @TeeBee – the Instagram photo from the E Online interview was at 11:30-ish, and I’m assuming it was done after the actual interview. I think there was another photo on Twitter that was even earlier. I suppose it’s possible via SF, but that’s cutting it awfully close – if a flight is delayed or canceled then he’s a no show at the con.

        @Bea – I wondered if part of the trip was on a PJ. He could have flown commercial from London to North America, met up with the rest of the group and a Legendary jet then brought them to San Diego. I just can’t picture the studio sending a jet all the way to Europe just for him (and Luke and Olly) – there are very few planes in the private fleet that have that kind of range. Or maybe I’m underestimating Tom’s worth to the studio and they dispatched a shiny Gulfstream without thinking twice.

        Sorry about geeking out about this, but travel logistics are a big part of my job. I once arranged a meeting in an airport where two groups were changing planes during a two hour window. One group was headed one way, the other group another and that was the only time they were even in the same country for weeks. The weather gods were on my side that day and everyone arrived where they were supposed to when they were supposed to and I looked like a genius for suggesting my team change their flights to connect at that airport.

      • TotallyBiased says:

        Dara–oh, if you do travel logistics then you know that, epecially in the summer, there are pots of charter flights between major US airports and key EU cities (especially London) that are never shown on airline scheduling sites.

        I agree that a Gulfstream just for them between the UK and US seems a bit much, but we don’t really know. My environmentally-inclined self rather hopes he was on a plane with LOTS of other people, but I’m not holding my breath to judge him on it.

        Mostly I think he may exaggerate but not lie, so if he claims jetlag I’ll give him that. I always get it worse going East to West myself.

      • Dara says:

        @Totally, aren’t most of those charters strictly tourist flights rather than business travelers? Do they even have First or Business class? I can’t picture Team Tom jumping on the flying version of a Greyhound bus. I don’t think you have to worry about half-empty planes. I was checking (for work I promise) flights between London and LA around the date in question and almost every flight was completely booked up in Business and First – it looked like the entire city of London (the posh part at least) was headed to Cali that weekend.

        It doesn’t really matter if he hit San Diego the night before or early that morning – he still had a brutally long day.

        When I say travel logistics, I should be more specific – it’s a big part of my job but what I do is closer to the assistant in The Devil Wears Prada, just not so glamorous. It’s just always been the case that the executives I work for travel A LOT. Most of the time they fly commercial but on a few glorious occasions they’ve gone private – usually on other people’s jets.

      • Dara says:

        @Teebee – I couldn’t sleep so had a quick look at those SF flights you mentioned – there’s a few options via LA, SF or Dallas that would have landed in SD before 9am, but the only ones I found involved hideous layovers in the middle of the night, 8+ hours in some cases. I can’t speak for Tom’s preferences, but if I had suggested a flight like that to one of my bosses knowing they’d go straight to work upon landing, they would have laughed at me or fired me.

        I can’t turn this part of my brain off it seems. Every time I see a celeb at a big event like this my mind instantly tries to figure out all the details that go into running a schedule like that. I’ve done a few (not nearly as large as SDCC), and sometimes the agenda is broken up into 5-15 minute increments. All it takes is one extra-long bathroom break (if they even get one) and it all falls apart.

    • et alors says:

      Congrats on getting into Hall H, @Abby_J! How long did you have to camp out to get in?

      Deadpool is the superhero movie I’m looking forward to the most out of the ones being released within the next year, as I have no interest in Suicide Squad or BvS, so I’m glad the trailer got such a great reception. I saw a leaked version today, and it looks like the snarky tone is just up my alley. Plus, despite the change in public opinion about him over the past few years, I still have a soft spot for Ryan Reynolds. The outtakes from Just Friends still make me giggle like crazy.

      BTW, here’s a pretty good video of the Crimson Peak panel that includes the bit at the end with Tom’s “I love you all, too” and Chris Hardwick’s “Hiddlebabies” joke.

      • Abby_J says:

        We brought books and electronics and spent the night. Made it in three of the four days, but the first day we almost didn’t. That would have stunk too, since that was the Doctor Who panel and the day we were all in various Doctor Who costumes. We got the little Wrist bands, which let us actually use our hotel rooms and shower (something that more Comic-Con goers really should do. It was hot and smelly.) Even getting those wristbands was stressful, though!

        I feel like I paid a ton of money to wait in line, which we really kind of did. This was my fourth SDCC in 12 years, and it seems that the wait gets harder and harder every time. Probably because I am getting older and older, of course. Haha! I don’t know if we will go again until our kids are old enough to actually go, and that will be a while. Of course, we said that last time. 🙂

  32. Veronica says:

    I find Hiddleston very charismatic in person, but his looks in photos alone don’t always do it for me. He’s a bit of an attention seeker, but I’d rather a movie star be honest about his eagerness to interact with fans and be visible with the industry than pretend otherwise.

    I find it interesting that “damsel in distress” is always the term thrown around when describing anti-feminist work. I can think of plenty of female characters who are plenty tough but are still fairly sexist in presentation.

  33. Catherine says:

    Any Lizzie Olsen sightings in London last week?

  34. Dani says:

    Don’t know if it’s been said but…they would make beautiful babies.

  35. et alors says:

    Probably the most animated Tom interview from this past weekend. He talks about Loki, ghosts, and fanboying over tennis and music. Wonder if Hugh Laurie had any influence over Tom’s current interest in blues?

    • Sara says:

      No, he was a fan of blues because he talked about it in one of his Thor Chinese interviews.

    • Lilacflowers says:

      His interview with Jarmusch for OLLA included a long discussion of music, including the blues. Jarmusch didn’t think he would get his reference points but was impressed when he did

    • et alors says:

      Oh, I know he has very eclectic musical tastes, but I was wondering if Hugh had any bearing on this recent focus on the blues. Usually, he’d answer with tennis and Shakespeare if asked about what he fanboys over.

      • Waitwhat says:

        Hank Williams also had a heavy blues influence, so he probably immersed himself in that sound for ISTL, too. It’s probably a combination of things.

  36. et alors says:

    Tom and Mia discuss filming their CP sex scene, with Mia appearing much more relaxed, and Tom does his Jessica Chastain and Chris Evans impressions.

    Jessica talks about Charlie:

    • Dara says:

      Thanks for those – I hadn’t seen the 2nd and 3rd. I really hope Charlie joins them for the press later on, I’d like to see them interact as a foursome. I’m glad the interviews haven’t given too much away. I think the Nerdist podcast might be the last thing I watch/listen to before declaring a Crimson Peak blackout period until the movie opens. I’m desperate to avoid spoiling the movie but I just can resist watching the Tomster do his thing alongside Guillermo.

  37. Absolutely says:

    Catherine- I didn’t get what the hint was? She was in Paris. Ok? So…?

    • NUTBALLS says:

      Even if it is EO, how would anyone know when those snaps were taken? It wasn’t until after I posted my comment above that I realized that TOBY posted it. I hate that blog.

      I actually kinda like the idea of them as a couple — he’s the only believable one of the three men she’s been rumored with.

      • Waitwhat says:

        No idea when the photos were taken, but the Tumblr post about Oxford and the mystery blonde was definitely today.

        I hate that blog too. I so wish it had just been posted on Twitter or something. Proves nothing, of course. But there have been a bunch of sightings of EO in England over the past couple of weeks. Mostly solo.

      • TotallyBiased says:

        I just don’t understand why, in the G & W picture, we see Tom’s face but not hers. It doesn’t make sense. Also, Tom knows G & W is high-probability fangirl presence whenever he’s in town. Would he really take EO there? Unless they were trying to get pics out on Tumblr? I can see it now:
        EO–Tom, your fans are such losers! Every opportunity and they still can’t post a pic with my face.
        TH–Sorry, darling. I know, let’s go for a run up Primrose Hill!
        EO–Are you crazy? NY girls don’t do that. And I’m not going on that ‘tube’ thing, either!

      • Freshmeat says:

        @TB That’s exactly the thing. No picture of her face means it could be anyone. How did whomever(sneaky privacy violater) get have time to take a full on close up pic of TH but not of the person sitting across from him? The analysis of EO’s pic from Paris and the yellow bag is already hilarious. Call Sherlock!!

      • Catherine says:

        TB, because the.person taking the pic didn’t want to get caught?

      • TotallyBiased says:

        I don’t see how that applies, Catherine. The picture is cropped. Plus, how is including the whole table rather than just Tom increasing the chance of ‘getting caught’. I’d think it would lower it.

    • Catherine says:

      @Absolutely, meaning I thought it was only a matter of time b4 she was spotted (she popped over to London after some Paris shows in Jan as well) & esp as The Night Manager had wrapped. There were twitter sightings of her on 8 & 14 July.

      • Waitwhat says:

        Agreeing with Catherine here. Whether it was in the UK or the States, I figured pics would show up sometime in the next couple of weeks, as they are both not overly busy now. Half expected something at Wimbledon.

      • Absolutely says:

        Catherine- please don’t tell me you’re that blog girl…..

      • Freshmeat says:

        Daily mail is running these pics. Still not quite buying it until I see their faces or actual confirmation.

      • Catherine says: