Tom Hiddleston will pee on you in a heartbeat if you get stung by a jellyfish

Tom Hollander is best known – by me – for playing Mr. Collins in the Keira Knightley version of Pride & Prejudice. He also has a part in The Night Manager, starring Tom Hiddleston and Hugh Laurie. They filmed TNM all over Europe and the Middle East, and the cast seemed to have a rare day off while they were filming in Mallorca. So they all went swimming together. And Hollander got stung by some jellyfish. And that’s when the story gets really interesting. You see, Tom Hiddleston is a good friend. He will pee on you in a heartbeat, that’s how lovely he is.

Speaking on The Jonathan Ross Show, Tom Hollander – who also appears in ITV drama Doctor Thorne – said the incident happened in Mallorca while the whole cast were hanging out. He recalled: “Here I was sitting by the seaside with Hugh Laurie who is one of the most entertaining people you’ll ever meet in your life and Olivia Colman, Tom Hiddleston, Elizabeth Debicki…

“The jellyfish incident was a sad tale because otherwise it was paradise until we went swimming and I, because I’m a gentlemen, lent Elizabeth Debicki my goggles which I’d brought to Mallorca because I knew about the jellyfish problem but she didn’t have any so she wore them and I swam into all the jellyfish. And I don’t know if you’ve ever been stung but it’s really, really painful. Guess who peed on me? Tom Hiddleston, he saw this, he is heroic and sort of Bond like. He’s officer class, he’s someone you want to stand next to as you go over the top in the First World War. Out of the corner of my eye someone with sharp strokes cutting through the water, Hiddleston had seen I was in trouble, he came out to me, I was standing on a rock submerged in just a few feet of water and he said, ‘It’s alright. Stand back, I know what to do’. And he said, ‘Where is it?’ I said ‘It’s all warm now.’ Tom had done what he needed to do which was to p**s all over me. And I’m sorry to say, it doesn’t actually work.”

[From The Express]

I’ve always thought that the urine-on-a-jellyfish-sting was true, but I looked it up and apparently there’s no scientific basis for it. In fact, urinating on a jellyfish sting can actually make the sting/pain worse. Which I didn’t know before now. Hiddles didn’t know either, which is why he peed on a friend. Poor Hollander! Not only did he get stung by a jellyfish, he’s now going to be stalked by Dragonflies because he’s been marked/sprayed by Lord Dragonfly.



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  1. Joss RED says:

    No offense, but I really don’t undestand all the fuss about him.

    Now a post about his urine? I just…

    • Rade says:

      I don’t get it either. He looks prematurely aged with a receding hairline and quite awful skin. He’s Mr Burns minus a couple of decades. The voice and accent? Fine, but any posh Brit talks like that, so also, for me, no sale. He’s an OK actor, but not so incredible as to inspire such devotion. Subjective, I know, but his legions of acolytes baffle me somewhat. And don’t go on at me about personality, skills, charisma, Tumblr gifs, etc. We don’t fall for actors because of their brains or the perceived goodness of their souls. He and Cumberbatch should thank their lucky stars each night they were born males, and well connected ones at that. Equivalent actresses would not have such an easy ride.

      • spidey says:

        Have you watched him in any Shakespeare?

      • lilacflowers says:

        @Spidey, if they don’t like him, they don’t like him. More for me.

      • KittyKat says:

        But he’s got a cute ass right? That’s all us fans care about after all lol ;-)

      • TotallyBiased says:

        “We don’t fall for actors because of their brains”– well, evidently YOU don’t.

      • Jess says:


        His following isn’t because of Shakespeare. His following is because of Thor. Just like cumberbatchs following is because of Sherlock.
        There are lots of great Shakespearean actors that doesn’t inspire this level of dedication the reason being they aren’t in a comic book movie or tv hit show.
        Both are good actors but i don’t get the hysterical dedication and the acting as if they are major lookers. But each to their own I guess.

      • Dara says:

        I guess I’m the exception, my interest was piqued because of the Shakespeare, not the superhero. Of all his work, I probably saw The Avengers first – but to be honest he barely registered on my radar at the time. On the other hand, it only took a few seconds of Hollow Crown to get me hooked. I didn’t realize he was Loki until I Googled him later.

      • Cranberry says:

        You really have to spend the time to get to know him (not personally) and his work. I find him to be very refreshing actually compared to a lot of actors/celebrities. I don’t really follow actors even if I admire their talent, or find them very intelligent and funny, or perfectly handsome like Henry Cavil. I’m not saying he’s the greatest actor or best looking actor, but there are things he does with great easy and appeal. He comes off the screen very well, so I read that as charisma. He’s a conundrum. He’s charming, funny, cringy and sexy all at the same time. And that’s just for openers.

    • spidey says:

      True, can we share?

      • KTE says:

        I think it’s a very different experience for people now, watching him having seen red carpet/gossip mag coverage and endless fan adoration on tumblr, than it was for those of us who stumbled across him pre-fame, and judged his performances solely on what we saw and heard on stage/screen.

        For a start, he had way more hair back then…

      • icerose says:

        KTE to true.I first saw him in the Hollow Crown and his performance and natural charisma made me a fan for life. I searched out all his roles and was impressed.I watched all of them before I noticed his attractive body.Watching Coriolanus made me very aware of those beautiful long running legs.He is currently one of my top ten actors along with Mark Rylance, David Dawson, Cilllian Murphy,John Heffernam.
        You can keep your muscle bound cuties and give me an intelligent actor with a wide range of performances backing up his talent.

      • jammypants says:

        @KTE, very true. I usually get surprised when he gets new fans. The Tom of today is so different. I fell for him for his acting. I didn’t even find him hot like I do now. He was dweeby looking but fresh faced back then.

      • KTE says:

        @icerose did you see The Dazzle? David Dawson was excellent in that!

      • icerose says:

        @KTE It was sold out by the time it came to my attention and I was really annoyed because I was undergoing some treatment at the time and missed all the publicity .It was one of the few plays I would have gone to London for.
        Did you get to see it?
        I wish they showed small new pieces like this on satellite broad casts as well.I live in hope that it transfers to the west end with DD some time in the future

      • Lisa says:

        He was shit in Coriolanus

        David Dawson was great in the Dazzle BTW. But he’s usually very good anyway

      • TotallyBiased says:

        Do you really think that, or are you just trolling for reactions? I’m sincerely asking, because I can see not thinking he was great or being disappointed in his performance–but when the theatre critics not only say impressive things in their reviews but honor said actor for his performance with their highest award, it’s hard to consider that it was , as you say, “shit”.

      • KTE says:

        @icerose, yes, I saw it. I don’t think a transfer is likely – it needs a small space to get the claustrophobia of the piece across. I suppose it might work if they they put it somewhere like Trafalgar Studio 2.

        DD was extremely good in it, but I was rather disturbed by the story itself.

        @TotallyBiased there were a few people who didn’t think much of Coriolanus at the time, both among critics and regular theatre-goers. They were very much the minority, but they did genuinely exist. Hey-ho, it’d be a funny old world if we all thought the same….

      • TotallyBiased says:

        @KTE–no, I get that. Look at my comment. I get he may not have been up to expectations for some people, or just not their cup of tea. But “shit”? Seriously? That’s way beyond ‘not thinking much of’ someone’s performance.

      • NUTBALLS says:

        Even if his acting style isn’t someone’s cup of tea, his Coriolanus certainly wasn’t “shit”, by any stretch of the imagination.

      • KTE says:

        I wasn’t agreeing with them! Obviously they’re wrong. But hey, if that is what they think there’s no point trying to argue them out of their opinion, and if they’re trolling, an argument is exactly what they want, so why give them the satisfaction?

      • Sixer says:

        I wasn’t big on the Coriolanus production. Some of the staging was a bit student fringe. I see no point in putting on Shakespeare’s most political play if you’re going to strip out most of the politics. It was all a bit Coriolanus-lite for me, with the concomitant knock-on of being underimpressed by LEGS, however much effort he put in. Also, he tried just a bit too hard. Having said that, in the context of what the director wanted to do with the play, I think he was good. It just wasn’t to my taste. At all.

      • KTE says:

        @Sixer I think they were looking to bring out contemporary parallels more than the original politics – playing up the more tragic elements of the character being part of the politics of personality that we see so often these days. I think the try-hard-ness was deliberate, and went with a younger Coriolanus striving to make his mark and never quite getting out from under his mother’s thumb.

        But then I haven’t seen other stage productions before – and with heavily cut versions like this of course I don’t know what I’m missing!

        I thought it felt very Donmar house style, which I am partial to.

      • Sixer says:

        KTE – I kinda agree with your first paragraph but those are the very reasons I disliked it. They didn’t really put on the play that was written, it was more than updating, you know? So why that play? Just pick another!

        I also like the way Donmar does things but again, Coriolanus fell between two stools: fringe style and fan bait production.

        Honestly, I thought LEGS did well in terms of what the production actually was; I just didn’t much like what the production actually was.

      • KTE says:

        Fair point, Sixer, I felt much the same about the Cumberbatch Hamlet. It wasn’t bad, I just didn’t like it much.

      • Cranberry says:

        I finally watch Coriolanus and I enjoyed the subject of how the republic is manipulated and undermined through propaganda by various representatives and interest groups. How the internal fights between the different factions of civil servants, military, bureaucrats, etc. are altogether different from what the people are perceiving how their government is working.
        I have mixed reviews. Tom did well overall except there were many times his voice went too gentle and needed more projection and/or more dramatic emphasis. I find this to be one of my biggest criticisms with Tom that he leans too much to subtly and gentle nuance that sometimes has logistic problems of not being loud enough compared to the other actors in the scene, or it also needs a bit more dramatic infliction. Otherwise it was a good performance especially because his physical stature in Coriolanus is very impressive. He’s almost too big for that theater.

        I know purists will disagree, but I wouldn’t mind seeing Coriolanus more updated or some of the classic Shakespearean dialog be interpolated and adapted not to be totally modern but to sound classic and still translate more clearly the motivations of the characters. I know, heresy.

    • KiddVicious says:

      I didn’t get it for the longest time either, then one day there was a post about him and there was something about the way he looked. Suddenly I was all “Damn! Why hadn’t I seen it before?!” I still wouldn’t let him urinate on me though. Maybe.

      • Cranberry says:

        Ha, sounds like you’ll be going back and forth with this important but disturbing idea for a while. lol

  2. Moo says:

    Tom, Tom, over here! I’ve just been stung by a jellyfish too!

    • icerose says:

      me to but do you think we can persuade him to change the cure to a caress or a kiss,
      Just visualising the story did make me laugh so much.Poor Tom’s but great publicity

    • Allegra says:

      Poor Tom! Now, even AMC Asia twitter account is making fun of whole the thing.
      “So umm…anyone know where we might be able to find some jellyfish? You know — for science.”

  3. Crocuta says:

    I was about to mention this is a myth anyway. Plus, if you go swimming into jellyfish-infested waters, get some cooling cream in advance and it will work too. No need to get urinated on.

    And it’s hilarious this was all Hiddleston’s idea. “I shall save lives in a disgusting way that dos not work.” He should play Gilderoy Lockhart if they ever remake Harry Potter.

  4. Sixer says:

    Tom Hollander is a funny man. Great interviewee and I love him. He rather killed it on Ross.

    Here’s his recent Letter To My Younger Self, a regular feature in The Big Issue. Not many actors/celebrities are this candid and open:

    Piddle may not work on jellyfish stings, but aloe vera leaves do work on wasp stings, and I won’t let anyone say different.

    • lilacflowers says:

      This morning’s meeting of the Hollander fan club is called to order.

    • Miss Jupitero says:

      I have read that vinegar is the best thing for jellyfish stings. Drizzled slowly. White vinegar, not balsamic. And wow on the Hollander piece.

      • NUTBALLS says:

        “People come up to you in the street and are incredibly flattering and you feel both you and they are being made fools of by fame.”

        That was a great piece of writing.

        Sixer, enjoyed Poet in NY. When he read “Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night”, he had me in the palm of his hand.

    • NUTBALLS says:

      Oh Kaiser, you didn’t include the You Tube video of Hollander talking about it. Hollander’s best seen and heard in motion!


      He’s my favorite character in TNM, so far. He chews up the scenes he’s in.

    • Sixer says:

      STILL not seen TNM. Week of rushing about the country like a fart in a trance. Can I just say that I hate mobile phone internet? Laptops rool ok. Will try to rectify tonight. But there’s also Stag (that counts the same as watching LEGS cos JJ Feild is a dead ringer) AND the last series of Fresh Meat in my queue. Must. Make. Time. For. Hollander.

      • NUTBALLS says:

        Yes, you must catch up. I’ll somehow get some work done, yell at my kids a little (bonding time), watch TNM and the Oscars, tho’ I’ll probably be paying for it tomorrow.

        ETA: did you see Shetland this week? I thought they handled what happened to Tosh really, really well.

      • Sixer says:

        I did see it. And you are right. They even got the men right, didn’t they?

        I’m going to oversee some homework struggles (NOT bonding time!), eat some of Mr Sixer’s casserole and THEN I am going to monopolise the TV for the rest of the day!

      • Sixer says:

        FINALLY saw the first episode. Just in time for the second to go in my queue! Liked it. LEGS does a good cry. I am highly critical of TV sex cos it always goes full-on sick bucket sentimental or soft pr0n and this one managed neither. Laurie does a good menace face. Didn’t feel overwhelmed with try-hardness as I often do with BBC big ticket telly. So thumbs up from me.

      • TotallyBiased says:

        YAY! A LEGS project gets the Sixer Seal of Not Disapproval!
        Though I’m sure working within that great cast counts for a lot.

      • Sixer says:

        Haha @ Totally. I was actually kinda dreading it because, as I said, BBC big ticket dramas tend to scream TRY TRY TRY at you to the detriment of the viewing. (See recently: War and Peace). Quality American drama never does this: it always feels more comfortable in its own skin . But this actually didn’t. I particularly liked the filmic opening scene and LEGS weeping. He did an excellent weep. I’d give it a solid 8/10, which is good for me. Mr Sixer and Sixlet Major: 10/10. Sixlet Minor: 0/10 plus a “this is boring rubbish like everything you guys watch” and a slope off to the other room to get some Sky Sports in. This is par for the Sixlet Minor course: we know him well as a tasteless little herbert.

      • NUTBALLS says:

        Just wait until you see the next one. Much better in my opinion, tho’ Pine’s change comes on so fast that I’m starting to think this might have been best as a 13 episode series.

      • Dara says:

        I’m getting that feeling too. My list of things I wanted to see on screen but didn’t is growing. It feels like it was edited down to appeal to Bond fans – but Le Carre is always better as a suspenseful, slow burn. If they edit it down further to fit US television and its commercial breaks, I honestly can’t see much they could cut that wouldn’t butcher the story in the process.

      • Sixer says:

        I think they could have stretched to 8 episodes but you’ll never see Auntie go beyond that, especially for that level of money!

        Never say that I am not a dedicated LEGS watcher, if occasionally dilatory. I have already watched number two!

        Not entirely convinced by violent LEGS if I’m honest, but Olivia Colman was an utter delight. Mr Sixer loves her anyway, but he was in raptures. Still enjoying it!

    • icerose says:

      i dislike bullying and bullies-there is never a good reason for it no matter what form it takes -where possible if my kids told me about it I would contact the parent to let them know what was happening.I would also let the school know that there was bullying going

    • icerose says:

      Sixer You have made me Tom Hollander fan

  5. Stephanie says:

    Love the expression in the bottom photo. Hiddles is like, “Yeah, I peed on him.”

  6. lilacflowers says:

    I read about this yesterday just before seeing The Revenant and throughout the movie, kept giggling that Leo needed Tom to pee on his wounds.

    • icerose says:

      maybe if Leo a natural does not get his oscar -Tom could be persuaded to repeat his heroic efforts with a suitable substitution

  7. Miss Jupitero says:

    To all dragonflies who hoped to see the kinkier side of Hiddles and the powers of the Hiddleconda in action…..

  8. Kate says:

    I can imagine Hiddleston is so thrilled that fangirls are now talking about his pee.


    • Dara says:

      At least now maybe reporters won’t be asking him his posh background, just his posh piddle.

      • icerose says:

        to true-it will be Eton fails to teach its pupils the proper cure for jelly fish and Tom will be expected to repeat upteen times how he missed that class in first aide because he was rehearsing a school play

  9. Bettyrose says:

    Got a terrible jellyfish sting once, the lifeguard put meat tenderizer on it. Don’t recall if it stopped the stinging immediately but I had a cool scar for about three weeks.

  10. EnnuiAreTheChampions says:

    If this story is not turned into at least a dozen pieces of fanfiction by the end of the day, then Tumblr is not Tumbling correctly. You had ONE job…

  11. spidey says:

    Wonder if Tom Hiddleston has heard about this revelation yet?

  12. spidey says:

    Latest communication between the two Tom H’s.

    Dear Tom Hollander,
    Have you never heard the saying “What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas?

    Have you ever heard the saying “I wouldn’t piss in him if he was on fire?” Don’t play with matches anywhere near me anytime soon.

    Love and kisses

    Tom Hiddleston

    • KittyKat says:

      Oh come on I bet he knew he was going to get a ribbing for that. Hey I bet even Hidds has some funny stories about them too and it’s not like he cares about us knowing silly things that’s happened to him.

      Hidds sounds like a good laugh and can give it just as much as he take it.
      There’s going to plenty more funny stories from what I’ve seen on the play dates with the skull island crew.

  13. KTE says:

    This story has been causing me endless amusement since I heard it yesterday, and I knew you guys wouldn’t fail to add to it.

    I rather think it has been embroidered a bit in the re-telling, and that both THs are going to get tired of questions about it before long, though.

  14. Maxine DuCamp says:

    Oh Cambridge boy, even I know that doesn’t work!

    Also, now we all know that Hiddles watched Friends. Can’t you see him saying in his best Joey voice “and I’d pee in any one of you, if I needed to.”

    • spidey says:

      Well his degree was in Classics, not medicine!

      • Maxine DuCamp says:

        Well I have a degree in art history and I knew it was a myth (although I confess that I found out years after that Friends episode aired). ;)

      • icerose says:

        i have a degree in a medically related subject and did not know what you should do. I been swimming all over the world and have missed the slimy critters every time but now thanks to this page I will have the answer

    • KTE says:

      Well of course he watched Friends! Didn’t we all? It defined a generation, that show.

      • spidey says:

        I didn’t, she whispers. But I think I may be a different generation from most of you.

      • icerose says:

        Kte only occasionally

      • Cranberry says:

        Me too only occasionally. I can only take so much of sit-coms unless they are really funny and/or edgy like The Office or, or . . . see I can’t think of any that I’d watch more than a few times, and there’s some really good ones right now too.

    • lilacflowers says:

      My girl scout troop leader told us to do that.

    • KittyKat says:

      I think it’s something to do with What’s in the urine but it proved to be an old wife’s tale. He probably read it somewhere in a fact book, heard it from grandma or the most likely for someone his age- Friends lol

      Ketchup is another myth too and ice

      • spidey says:

        Ketchup does help if you bleach your hair and it goes green in the pool. Something to with the vinegar I believe.

      • Cranberry says:

        Ketchup or tomato sauce is supposed to be good if you get spayed by a skunk.

      • Cranberry says:

        Oh crap. There I go again spidey dropping my letters. That’s supposed to be “sprayed” not “spayed” which gives it a whole other meaning. lol

      • spidey says:

        Tee hee. Sounds very painful

      • EnnuiAreTheChampions says:

        LOL to “spayed by a skunk,” @cranberry. Gosh, the Republicans tried to warn us about Obamacare, we wouldn’t listen, and now look where we are — skunk gynecologists.

  15. Karen says:

    I got stung by a manowar. That hurt like hell. Um but I hobbled over to the lifeguard and they have this fantastic spray that gets rid of the sting pretty quickly.

    Um yeah no pee needed. I imagine if the area is known for jellyfish, someone would have that spray.

  16. KittyKat says:

    I can imagine Hidds confused face afterwards and be like “well it worked on friends”

    It Thought it put this link on the last thread but might not of got through because of the word p**s in the link. My bad

    Has anyone seen the new shower scene in the trailer for episode 2 of TNM?

  17. spidey says:

    Has anyone noticed that Tom Hollander didn’t actually tell Tom Hiddleston to stop? :)

    • KittyKat says:

      Probably didn’t want him to stop or it happened so fast that Hidds ran out of pee before he could tell.

      Did you notice he peed on the side of his body and not on the leg lol?

      • icerose says:

        he probably thought it would work and it was not until he spoke to someone else that he found out different

    • Anon says:

      I can’t stop laughing…..this is so funny. Thanks…. And why do people need to comment on threads like this one if they don’t like the actor…? Yeah free world and bla but I do other stuff during my spare time if I don’t get the fuss about an actor….confusing…

    • Cranberry says:

      Ahaha. Very good point Spidey.

      Hmm, yes *scratches chin*, I wonder why?

  18. spidey says:

    Hands up everyone who enjoyed Episode 2 of TNM tonight. I’ve read the book and I was still on the edge of my seat.

    • NUTBALLS says:

      Dear Spider,

      I was hoping to watch ep. 2 before Oscar’s coverage got started and Auntie Beeb hasn’t made it available on iPlayer yet. I’ve been pouting for 25 minutes and counting…


      Spoiled and Entitled Dragonfly

      ETA: Took ‘em 35 minutes to make it available… that’s an eternity according to the kidlets…

      • spidey says:

        Well worth waiting for Nutballs. Savour it. Repeatedly.

      • KTE says:

        I’m looking forward to certain scenes being turned into gifs.

      • NUTBALLS says:

        Ep 2 was an improvement on Ep 1, which dragged a bit. Now it’s gotten good.

        But I must say that violent Pine has some serious competition with young Daniel. That boy won me over tonight, the cutie patootie.

      • MI6 says:

        @ Nutballs: how do you view TNM in US again?? I can’t stand it anymore.

      • NUTBALLS says:

        MI6, unblock-us. The free one everyone talks about here (hola unblocker) messed up my computer.

      • NUTBALLS says:

        Couple of tips:

        -It will affect Netflix, so I adjusted my settings on a laptop that is dedicated to foreign media streaming.

        -Watching episodes is better when you download them first to the iPlayer app, due to the fact that streaming uses a sh!t ton of bandwidth.

        -Check out Happy Valley, which I enjoy even more than TNM. Season 1 is on Netflix and we’re in the middle of season 2 on the BBC. Both are excellent.

      • Susan says:

        It’s always available as it airs live. You just have to go to the calendar under Main Menu and click on it there. That link works after it finishes too.

      • NUTBALLS says:

        Thanks for the tip Susan. I’ll check that out next time I’m waiting for it to come up the usual way.

    • KTE says:

      It was tense tonight. Interesting to see such a complete switch in Pine’s character.

      • MI6 says:

        @Nutballs: Bless you. I’m going to have my IT guy hook me up tomorrow as I am a technological moron. And pray my tablet doesn’t catch anything communicable.

      • NUTBALLS says:

        MI6, good luck! I haven’t had any issues with it for the past month, so I hope you enjoy your shows.

        Another one to look for (the early shows have expired) is Dickensian. Shortly 30 min episodes based on Dicken’s characters. I really enjoyed it and hope that Netflix picks it up.

    • lilacflowers says:

      Saucy mussels!

    • Kate says:

      @ spidey

      Aggressive, violent Tom is now my new favorite. Episode 2 was every bit as excellent and stressful to watch as the first.

    • Cranberry says:

      Crap. You ladies are killing me.

    • Anne tommy says:

      My hand is raised…

    • MI6 says:

      @Nutballs – thank you so much!! I downloaded the BBC media player successfully, but that only lets you view trailers. Such a tease ;(. If I download it only to my Android tablet, will it affect Netflix? I can’t live without that!
      And I will check out Happy Valley. Thanks for the tip! Have you seen The Fall with Gillian Anderson? It’s excellent. Highly recommended.

      • NUTBALLS says:

        MI6, since your connection is routed through foreign servers, Netflix thinks you’re not in the US anymore. So if you have more than one device it’s best to make one your BBC viewing device and keep the other as it is for viewing US-based providers like Netflix, Amazon and Hulu.

        Yes, I enjoyed The Fall, Broadchurch and Hinterland on Netflix. I am currently watching Shetland on BBC, which is similar to Broadchurch, but set in Scotland.

      • Allegra says:

        The Night Manager Episode 1 e 2 from from BBC iPlayer Recordings:

      • NUTBALLS says:

        I wonder how long it will take for YouTube to take it down…

  19. Anon says:

    I honestly didn’t get the shower scene…. Wtf…. Why showering outside? Some scenes were really bad. I am disappointed tbh. Liked the first episode. The second not so much.

    • spidey says:

      You don’t have to overthink it. :)

    • Cranberry says:

      I’ve taken a shower outside when I live in Santa Cruz. Some friends have a house a few blocks from the beach, and for what ever reason they built a nice deck that had on it a partially shielded outside shower. It was cool because you’re outside, and it’s possible someone could pop over the gate and see you from a certain angle where you walk in, but really nobody’s going to do that, and you’re just under the blue sky in a huge walk-in, deck shower that has a bench and a plant (they’re minimalist). It was maybe the nicest shower I’ve ever been in, very spacious. I would think there would be things like it at really nice, tropical resorts where you can rent a private hut or house at the water side.

    • jammypants says:

      The pub brawl wasn’t convincing to me, but I wasn’t bothered by the waterfall shower. He was in a remote place and no one was around. I’d probably do the same while enjoying the scenery.

    • Sixer says:

      I live in Devon and I can assure you guys that showering outdoors is not something one would undertake readily on at least 364 days in the year!

      • Cranberry says:

        @Sixer, it’s a leap year so you’ve got two days to take an outdoor shower. Don’t let this opportunity pass you by. :-)

    • Miss Jupitero says:

      Haven’t seen the episode yet, but back when I waitressed summers in Martha’s Vineyard, I lived in a house where the shower was kaput for about a month. Our method of getting a shower in during that time was to go out in the middle of the night to use other people’s outdoor showers. Most of the houses had them. Ahhh to be 20 again…..

      • Cranberry says:

        A shower burglar! Ahh Miss Jupitero, you have a jaded past.

      • Miss Jupitero says:

        Jaded? Doesn’t that mean bored and weary? Not that at all! It was very exciting stealing my way into other people’s showers…. :-)

        Watching Episode 1 right now, btw. I love the interwebs. This is looking pretty damned good. :-)

      • Cranberry says:

        Ahh yes I should have said shady, but I see now naughty would be more fitting. :-)

    • Lilacflowers says:

      A female director has an actor with a good body who has no problem being nude/almost nude in front of a camera. I expect many shower scenes

      • Cranberry says:

        Thank God for diversity. Keep it coming sistas. :-)

      • Dara says:

        But to risk giving your leading man hypothermia or pneumonia by having him stand under a freezing cold waterfall at the very beginning of a 4 month shoot? My money is on a body double, but I shall put forth a goodly amount of effort with repeated viewings to verify my hunch.

    • Miss Jupitero says:

      All I ask: is there a nice butt shot? There has to be some English countryside!

  20. Boston Green Eyes says:

    Didn’t Lord Bendy also pee on someone after they got stung by a jelly fish??
    BTW, WEHT Lord Bendy? I’ve not seen hide nor hair of him in a long while. Bet he wishes he had Eddie’s career!

  21. spidey says:

    TNM Episode 2 viewing figures 6.4m up from 6.14 last week. :)

  22. Dara says:

    Someone cue the dancing bear. Looks like Marvel is pulling out all the stops this summer. I wonder if this means less of a presence for them at ComicCon.

    • Lilacflowers says:

      The MCU skipped SDCC completely last year.

      Interesting that they’re including Stanley Tucci.

    • Ann says:

      Dara, this is a pay per play con, not a Marvel promo obligation. Some of the Marvel actors have been doing these cons for awhile for extra cash.

      Not surprised they skipped the SDCC last year. Studio brass in general is starting to realize that SDCC hype doesn’t return enough on the cost when it comes to high profile projects.

  23. TotallyBiased says:

    Those are commercial appearances–the actors are all getting paid to be there (as opposed to fulfilling contractual obligations) Someone at Wizard World must have seen a golden opportunity because of their timing and decided to invest some serious bucks.

    • Lilacflowers says:

      Serious bucks is right.

    • TotallyBiased says:

      Individual tickets for Tom (at over $500) sold out in about 18 hours.
      Group tickets (Tom with CH, Tom with CH & CE) are still available, but at serious bucks!

      • Cranberry says:

        Wow. It’s too bad Tom’s only going to be there for one day. He would have made bank.

      • KTE says:

        Hmm, makes me wonder what else he has on that we don’t know about yet, that means he can’t do both days. It can’t be Thor 3 related, because CH is there all weekend.

        So, holiday? Or work we don’t know about yet?

      • spidey says:

        Perhaps he only got invited for a day.

  24. spidey says:

    IMDB is showing the monkey movie as in post-production. They didn’t spend much time in Vietnam at that rate. :-?

    • NUTBALLS says:

      IMDB can be wrong. Remember when they posted that Tom would be in the last Sherlock episode? I’m still seeing snaps from the set as of yesterday and there’s always a wrap party that we see evidence of online, so I doubt that’s accurate information.

      I’d tend to believe the Thai media article that the’d be there until mid-March.

    • Lilacflowers says:

      Brie had to fly back yesterday and SLJ and the director were posting pictures and videos of their commutes yesterday. They are still filming

    • Dara says:

      Spidey – I’m starting to take info on imdb with a grain of salt. I see a lot of information I know is inaccurate. The production is in Vietnam until at least the 18th.

      p.s. Variety is reporting that High-Rise will be in competition at the Tribeca Film Festival in April. That’s a nice boost in profile for the US release.

      • spidey says:

        It’s on at my cinema of choice this month, and I had vouchers from Santa and for my birthday last week. :)

      • spidey says:

        There is an interesting vid of the balcony scene of High Rise – he doesn’t get the magazine in place in time!! :shock: :lol:

      • spidey says:

        And Dara, I think I will follow your lead re IMDB

  25. TotallyBiased says:

    @LILACFLOWERS — I was replying re the discussion on South Sudan documentary (that I knew about the trip, but the info that he was making a documentary was new) on the Hollander post, but the comments closed even as I was submitting the comment!
    Now that’s timing.
    Hopefully you will see this.

  26. KTE says:

    The Sunday Times interview has some interesting snippets about the Monkey Movie – he’s been training with ex-SAS, he seems to indicate that he’d be willing to do Bond.