Tom Hiddleston talks #Hiddlesbum & the crappy critical response to ‘ISTL’


I got schooled by InStyle about the color of Tom Hiddleston’s suit in this ^^ photo. It’s “oxblood.” And Tom chose this Dolce & Gabbana suit for the Tribeca High Rise premiere because: “I tried it on and it reminded me of the ‘70s, and High-Rise is set in the ‘70s.” I can sort of see that. At the Tribeca premiere last week, Hiddles was asked a lot of questions about the #Hiddlesbum, which not only makes an appearance in The Night Manager but in High Rise as well. Hiddles reiterated that he’s totally fine with nudity just as long as there’s some purpose to it, as there was in High Rise:

“You don’t see anything more than you would see if you saw me walking along the beach wearing swimming trunks, but it’s important in the story… my character, Dr. Laing, moves into a high rise to get away from the entanglements of real life. He’s actually recovering from a family trauma and he’s looking forward to the anonymity and the clean, clinical space of his apartment. The first thing he does is he takes his clothes off and he sunbathes in the nude. And then that piece is interrupted immediately and he is never naked again. His way of exercising control is to stay clothed. He actually keeps his tie on until the very last moment, so thematically, it was important to do that. It’s always a slightly nerve-racking moment, but I understood it.”

As for how he reacts to swooning fans, it’s all part of the job.

“It’s very flattering… it’s funny. We all think that everyone else is sexier, everyone else is cooler. It’s something to do with the human condition. You can’t ever conceive that you might be seen as that way,” he quipped. “Anyway, I’m trying to take it as a compliment.”

[From InStyle]

Weirdly, he really did get asked about the #Hiddlesbum by nearly every outlet. E! News carried some quotes about it too – go here to see. And when Tom was interviewed in the New York Times, they too asked him about his sex scenes in The Night Manager. Are we really that starved for male nudity that we have to ask male stars about it constantly? Here are some highlights from his NYT interview:

He’s sorry for being everywhere all of a sudden: “I apologize, unreservedly, first of all, for being everywhere. I’m sure it’s deeply tiresome and nobody wants to ever see my face again. There’s a strange coincidence in that the work of the last 18 months of my life has all been released at the same time. And for me, each piece of work has such integrity and focus. But it must seem different to be in the audience. I do feel very lucky that I’m allowed to do so many different things.”

The time in between shooting “High-Rise” & “I Saw the Light”: “I shot them back to back, so I had a week off in between….It was very strange. I’m happy I had the week off. I finished “High-Rise” on the 25th of August, 2014, and I landed in Nashville on the 2nd of September. And I think it took me a while to shake “High-Rise,” in a way. When you’ve been immersed in one particular environment, it casts a shadow for a time. It was mad, thinking about it. Thank God I went straight to Tennessee, because otherwise I would never have been able to get my head in the game.”

The crappy critical response to I Saw the Light: “Well I’d be a fool if I didn’t admit it’s not the best news in the world. But the experience of making that film was so pleasurable that I’ll always have it. The people I’ve met who’ve seen the film have been very generous and have somehow caught a sense of the passion with which it was made. It was a huge labor of love. I spent over five months of my life making it, thinking about it every minute of every day. That’s what it’s like making films. You commit a huge amount of time and energy to make things and it only takes two hours for anyone in the audience, whether they like it or not. But everyone is entitled to their opinion, and the only thing I can control is my commitment to the work.

His Night Manager sex scenes causing a commotion:
“It was probably very good that I was away in Vietnam making “Kong: Skull Island” when that happened. When we shot the scene, I didn’t see it as being any more or less significant than any other scene in “The Night Manager.” The response is surprising, but it is what it is, I guess. The thing about any love scene, I think the representation is always quite different from the actual experience of making it.”

[From The NY Times]

You know what I like about this? I like that the NYT asked him flat-out about the terrible reviews of I Saw the Light and his publicist didn’t yank him away. I also like that he was able to answer that question with a great deal of diplomacy without throwing anyone under the bus. That’s how it should be for actors, but it’s rare that they can answer those kinds of questions with Hiddleston’s grace.


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  1. SusanneToo says:

    Not tiresome, not at all. He was a doll on Corden last night.

    • Nike says:

      I like that he used the word ‘thematically’. Anyone else eyeballing that? Am I snob-shaming? Hell, it’s a word I’d use, if it ever occurred to me… deff going on the weekly vocab list.

      And maybe some people are tired of his face, but obviously the bum’s in style. Unreservedly.

  2. Esther says:

    im one of those people getting sick of him but i have to admit his answers here are good.

    • spidey says:

      Don’t worry Esther, he will disappear down a wormhole in another month or so until at least the end of the year I would guess. It has been rather a case of feast or famine over the last couple of years.

      It amazes me how he can remain so polite, upbeat and gracious when asked the same questions over and over again for weeks. So glad he has ditched the spotty socks though. 🙂

    • jammypants says:

      He did apologize unreservedly for appearing so much at once. He has no control over release dates or his promotional obligations. He’s almost done. I think about 2 more weeks of hiddlespocalypse and he’ll disappear for a while 🙁

      • NUTBALLS says:

        Drink up ladies, the HiddleDrought is nigh.

        Unless of course, he’s spotted on vacay with a lady friend or rumors get leaked to tabs during Thor filming. 😉

      • Dara says:

        I never thought I’d say this, but I’m kind of looking forward to HiddleDrought 2016. I need time to regroup and build up stamina for what promises to be an epic promo tour for the Monkey Movie. But I’ll make an exception for vacation pics, with or without a lady friend – that blue shirted, rumpled hair photo from Bora Bora ranks as one of my favorites of all time… no matter who the photographer was.

      • SMUTBALLS says:

        “that blue shirted, rumpled hair photo from Bora Bora ranks as one of my favorites of all time…”

        You like those post-coital snaps with the upteased hair. Just like me, you naughty girl.

      • jammypants says:

        I vote nude sunbathing at the beach.

    • spidey says:

      wrong place

  3. InvaderTak says:

    Lol On my monitor it looks dark maroon not oxblood. I don’t think he’s “everywhere”. He has a high profile TV show and a movie coming out. He’s visible sure, but “everywhere”? I don’t see that. Maybe I’m not paying all that much attention.

    • Crocuta says:

      To me, that is brown. My colour scale only has 8 colours + black & white. A few of them come in “dark” and “light” versions, but that’s it.

      • InvaderTak says:

        Lol oxblood is dark brownish-red. The suit comes off as more red than brown, but I’m guessing my monitor has some red saturation issues.

      • spidey says:

        I couldn’t make my mind up whether it was brown or maroon so oxblood makes sense. I think it looks smart, except I hate to see brown shoes unless with a light summer suit. But that is just me.

      • Annetommy says:

        Oxblood. We had to have school shoes in that colour, many many many years ago….

      • Boston Green Eyes says:

        I have a new-ish pair of oxblood Doc Martens. It’s a cool color.

    • Solanacaea (Nighty) says:

      Are you playing the “what colour is the dress?” – in this particular case: “What colour is the suit?” Let me take a better look at it.. Nah.. it’s brown…

    • Cranberry says:


      A very dark burgundy or maroon. Are they the same?

      And I don’t think he’s everywhere either. Maybe more than we’ve ever had him before, but this is how it goes with all promoting. As pointed out he’s promoting three projects overlaying each other over the course of three months and two viewer regions. So it seems everywhere right now, but both the films are independents and one was definitely not made for mass consumption. So the lasting impact of most this promoting is resting on TNM. Compare this to all the actors that get steady regular coverage throughout the year on the national circuits because their projects are more spaced out.
      I’m always impressed with Tom’s ability to handle all this back to back press crap. I’ve watch vids of actors start to go stir crazy by the end of just one press junket.

  4. MexicanMonkey says:

    I can’t think of another actor who would have promoted a movie that was already panned and predicted to flop with such enthusiasm. It’s not just that he showed up to promote it, there wasn’t an ounce of negativity or snark about his interviews. I honestly have much more respect for him after this than I did before.

    And the James Corden interview with the animals was!

    • Guest says:

      Abraham did a crappy job. And I can’t stand him because of that. He had the chance to do this awesome movie and Hiddleston was really good, it seems. Btw any links for Corden?

    • Maxine Ducamp says:

      @Mexicammonkey, I agree. And not only did he perform the “normal” promotional duties enthusiastically, but went above and beyond (possibly to try and counter some of the negative reviews) by going cross-country with Abraham to attend screenings and Q&As, appear on local morning shows, etc. Whatever one may think about Hiddleston, I doubt anyone can criticize his work ethic, professionalism or loyalty to directors.

      And having seen ISTL, i don’t think that it deserved the harsh criticism that it received. Was it disjointed? Yes. Did it fail to live up to it’s potential? Yes. But I still found it to be a beautiful and haunting portrayal of a tortured soul and I think that some of the people who understandably didn’t see it due to the negative reviews, might have enjoyed it. I’m not saying it deserved unreserved praise, but feel that the Rotten Tomatoes score, etc. don’t jibe with the movie that I saw.

      Also, Tom with that snow cloud leopard was absolutely adorable, but did anyone else find the other guest–Thomas Middleditch–awkward and annoying?

      • EnnuiAreTheChampions says:

        Aw, I thought Thomas Middleditch was awkwardly funny, which is his schtick. Then again, I’m a big fan of Silicon Valley. But I loved the bit about the text chain, as well as the discussion of game night with Sir Patrick Stewart.

      • NUTBALLS says:

        I liked him too. He was a nice counterbalance to Tom.

    • Lindy79 says:

      You do have to have respect for him, he shills and works with a smile on his face regardless

  5. NUTBALLS says:

    He really has handled ISTL’s panning with incredible grace and has given Marc nothing but praise — and it seemed very genuine. I’ve noticed that where there are holes in the script or final edit that require explanations (such as how Sharpe suddenly grows a conscience about his evil actions), Tom makes a point to explain what isn’t so obvious to film-goers. He fills in the gaping holes for us.

    He’s such an enthusiastic salesman, it’s hard to resist the pitch. He’s the quintessential apologist for his films, perhaps even more so than the directors.

    • Xxx says:

      And this is the reason why I like the guy. Forget about the private life stuff. Who cares. It is the fact that he would never throw anyone unter the bus. He is hard working, taking nothing for granted. Honestly, how anyone can claim that he is trying too hard doesn’t see one fact: he is like he is. Dorky when he wants it, incredibly polite and just a grown up guy who seems to be nice. May be even too nice. Although I do think that everything is being calculated very well by him but this shows another fact: smart.

      I watched some Oscar movies and I honestly think he would have won one for ISTL if they hadn’t f**** the movie up. Forget the Olsen shit behind the doors, yes it was hard for me at times, but he was incredible in that movie. Better than Redmayne in the Danish Girl and yes, better than Michael Fassbender in Steve Jobs. Too bad that Hiddleston hasn’t found his Scorsese or McQueen. That is the main reason why he isn’t as famous as others. I wish he would work with Kenneth Branagh again because yes, he is Branagh’s Boy and Branagh got the best out of him.

      • Mewsie says:

        oh yes Tom and Sir Ken should be a thing again.

      • Cranberry says:

        Tom’s performance alone in ISTL could have gotten him a nomination or at least a contender for a nomination and more high profile recognition for THAT performance. Yes ISTL had potential to be much better, but it still would have been hard to pull off a movie that is an intimate portrayal of a life that ended so senselessly. I don’t think Mark Abrahams was trying to explain definitively why HW did the things he did but rather try to put some personal context around the perplexities of Hank’s life. I can see why Tom would like this treatment of HW. It’s a lot like Joanna Hogg’s intimate style of showing her characters and their surroundings but with music performances added.
        I think music biopics are hard to pull off even with long, successful life stories because they can never successfully recreate exactly what made that artist shine so bright at that time in history. Add to it the personal life, behind the scenes story, and you’ve got a monster of a film to tackle that will most likely not satisfy everybody.

  6. EnnuiAreTheChampions says:

    He will never crap on a project he worked on, or any of the people involved with the project. He is impeccably, unimpeachably professional. I respect that so much about him.

    • Dara says:

      The only time I’ve ever heard him close to crapping on a project or a colleague was when he was talking about the deleted Loki coronation scene from Thor 2. I wish I could find the link, because it really was out of character for him – even though I’d be hard pressed to describe it as “crapping on a project”. At worst it was really more of a polite (some would say even genteel) squeaky-sounding fart…but still was the closest I’ve ever heard him come to being critical of anything or anyone related to his work.

      • EnnuiAreTheChampions says:

        Oh that’s true — that made me quite curious because it was so unusual for him. Also, the squeaky fart metaphor is awesome.

      • Cranberry says:

        I don’t remember exactly what he said, but I think he was actually giving good critical analysis as to why that scene wouldn’t work in the end. I saw the scene, and he was right about it. It made Loki look a bit of a joke. I believe it was going to be some kind of dream or fantasy scene where Loki gets to finally have the people of Asgard worship him like they did Thor at his coronation in the first movie.

      • jammypants says:

        Tom said they filmed that after his Comic Con performance I think, or around that time.

  7. DahliaDee says:

    The Dork came out at the very last minute, when he Lion Kinged the baby leopard. And every.single.animal went straight for him the moment they were put down, which my mum has always claimed to be a sign of a kindhearted person.

  8. Lilacflowers says:

    We’ll be having cheesecake on the veranda and playing monopoly and Improv Shakespeare. Do be careful not to trod on the penguin and baby leopards playing underfoot. And do watch out for the echidna. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I must have some words with that bearcat who tried to crawl her way into my husband’s crotch.

    • SMUTBALLS says:

      Do ya blame the bearcat for trying? Who here wasn’t jealous of the little critters trying to climb up and onto the HiddleTree? It’s rather unfair that they get away with such behavior on national TV and we would get at best, a side-eye or at worst, arrested.

      • EnnuiAreTheChampions says:

        It’s a blatant double standard if you ask me. Adorable animals have gotten away with too much for too long, and it’s about time somebody said something.

      • Lilacflowers says:

        The bearcat trespassed on what is mine! And she didn’t climb the Hiddletree; she burrowed into the Hiddlecrotch!

      • SMUTBALLS says:

        She was digging for jewels, like a good treasure hunter.

      • Lilacflowers says:

        Those jewels are MINE!!! The bearcat must be banished to wherever Bearcats can be banished.

        And why did the echidna disappear so quickly? Was she overwhelmed by the two British guys freaking out over a penguin? They certainly seemed to overwhelm Middleditch, who gave up monopolizing the conversation at that point.

      • Cranberry says:

        Smutballs it’s straight to jail for you! There’s no telling what you might try. No passing GO, do not collect $200 and no cheesecake either!

    • InvaderTak says:

      Not to mention the penguin that rejected him! HOW DARE YOU YOU CAN”T EVEN FLY

      But really, James C was cute when they brought out the penguin. He was really happy to see it.

      I really loved the somethingoranother villain realness TH was giving off when he finally got the cat to settle down and be petted.

      • jammypants says:

        He made me squee because his excitement was too much to handle

      • TotallyBiased says:

        The penguin did NOT reject him! It heard him, and came over to his leg. But he couldn’t touch it and hold leopard cub at the same time. Jack Hanna moved the penguin before Tom could solve his logistics problem–he CLEARLY wanted some one on one time with the penguin.

      • InvaderTak says:


        (Yes, I’m kidding for anyone who might possibly think I’m serious)

      • Lilacflowers says:

        The penguin was tugging on Tom’s pant leg but the leopard seemed to notice and want a piece of the penguin, although she seemed torn between the penguin and walking across Tom’s shoulders again (better perch for attacking the penguin?) Choices, choices! Hanna picked the penguin up and put it in James’s lap, who was acting like my three year old niece whenever we take her to the aquarium: and screaming I LOVE PENGUINS!!!! The two of them were close to a complete meltdown and cuteness overload. New movie idea: James and Tom go to the zoo

    • Dara says:

      You guys are killing me! I haven’t seen it yet…

      • ennuiarethechampions says:

        Not to oversell it, @dara, but it’s pretty much the best thing ever.

      • Dara says:

        Aaargh – I am trying my best to be productive at work today and y’all ain’t helping with your talk of penguins and tree-climbing and wayward zucchini. I showed remarkable restraint by not watching all the snippets in my newsfeed this morning, instead opting to watch the whole thing in one go this evening (with adult beverage in hand).

        If my trusty DVR failed me and didn’t record, there will be a hissy fit the likes of which not witnessed since…well, I don’t know when exactly, but it will be epic.

      • Lilacflowers says:

        And the animals are distracting us all from the most important part: TOM LICKED CHEESECAKE OFF HIS FINGER!!! TWICE!! Cheesecake. Finger. LICKED!!

      • lilacflowers says:

        @Dara, if your DVR fails you, the entire episode is on the CBS Late, Late Show website.

  9. meme says:

    I will never get the appeal of this guy. he’s a good actor but he looks like a dork.

  10. EnnuiAreTheChampions says:

    Is this where I admit that I warged into a leopard cub last night? Finally, I can cross climbing TH and licking his face off my bucket list!

  11. Leah C says:

    We do get to see a little bit more than what we “would see if you saw [him] walking along the beach wearing swimming trunks” but I have no complaints.

    • EnnuiAreTheChampions says:

      Yes, I’ve never seen backless, tiny-towel-sized swim trunks, but maybe I’ve been going to the wrong beaches.

      • Starkiller says:

        He’s probably referring to European-style swim trunks, not those ghastly cargo short-adjacent items that are standard issue Stateside. Granted, they’re not backless (at least not usually), but hit up any Europeam beach and you’ll see lots of them.

  12. browniecakes says:

    The Night Manager is on again tonight at 10pm! Which means sometime around 7:30pm Wednesday I’ll be loving it – working girl’s gotta get beauty sleep. TNM if it is as beloved here as it was in the UK will likely compete for Emmys, Golden Globes with The People vs. OJ Simpson, which was a surprisingly compelling miniseries despite the fact we all know the story. High Rise on demand is next I think here in the states. ISTL is completely gone from my LA theatres, I looked for it last week.

    • Lilacflowers says:

      This girl has to watch Game 5 of Celtics v Hawks. I’ve already seen TNM but my BF and great aunt have an On Demand viewing party planned for tomorrow.

      Also, for anyone in the Boston area, High-Rise is showing Thursday night at the Somerville Theater as part of BIFF. However, I’ll be at Game 6 Celtics v Hawks

  13. spidey says:

  14. Mewsie says:

    Good answers and sharp looks as usual, but will someone please teach this man to control his zucchini? Ideally when wearing such expensive and well tailored suits, the crotch should have a seat in the back of the theatre, NOT on the stage. I’ve worked with well-endowed models in my past career, and tucking can definitely work wonders. On the other hand, if the man feels comfortable with a rogue ICBM in his trousers, more power to him.

    I will forever be a bit seduced by how good with words this man is.

    • EnnuiAreTheChampions says:

      I volunteer to give the zucchini a stern talking-to.

    • Lilacflowers says:

      It is wild and uncontrollable

    • Dara says:

      I can’t decide if tutoring well-endowed male models in various methods of tuck-age is most likely not as much fun as it sounds or could possibly be The. Best. Job. Ever.

    • TotallyBiased says:

      Tuck? TUCK??!!!!
      Blasphemy. Or heresy at the very least.
      Thou shalt not hamper the Hiddlesconda.

    • platospopcorn says:

      I’m with you, Mewsie. I get the fascination with the conda — really I do — but it’s gotten to the point where I don’t want to see it anymore. (What??? This from a self-confessed crotch watcher!) There’s just NO mystery there anymore. On my more cynical days, I would swear he does it on purpose, but I’d rather believe he doesn’t. At any rate, I don’t think it’s attractive on this level. It’s awkward and distracting. YMMV

      • Cranberry says:

        “self-confessed crotch watcher”

        Sounds like a T-shirt. lol
        Something to wear at Coachella maybe.

  15. spidey says:

    Can someone explain to me why AMC Live + 3 Jump ignores viewers over 49? I’m highly insulted.

    • NUTBALLS says:

      His publicist is tamping down the truth that half of his fans are women over 40. It’s a conspiracy, I tell ya!

    • KTE says:

      Hmm, are you joking or not? There is an actual reason….

      Unlike the BBC, who want to know how many people watch their shows across the entire population because they have to serve all of it, the AMC are selling their viewers’ attention to advertisers, and so are chiefly interested in proving that their shows are drawing the demographics that advertisers want to sell to. Advertisers believe that certain demographics are much harder to reach than others – essentially they think that older people watch more TV, more frequently, and so are more likely to see their adverts than younger people. So the older demographic is usually disregarded in judging the ability of a show to draw viewers who can be advertised to, in favour of the younger demographics who are apparently very hard to reach.

  16. twilly says:

    Has anyone seen the photo of EO at the London premiere of Captain America? The dress is awful but, worse than that, she is leaning on one of the actors and Chris Evans is blatantly staring at her cleavage. I can’t believe she didn’t notice. Did I mention the dress is awful – looks like a white rag. Wonder what TH will think? Just a thought. I’m not judging.

    • Anon says:

      I did and the dress was awful. As for Chris… Honestly I can’t stand him. What exactly should Hiddles think of her? She is a grown up woman and can do whatever she wants to do. Pretty sure she didn’t ask for a fashion advice though as otherwise she would have looked better. But hey she is working again. Finally. As for her twins: no comment although it is nice to see real boobs for a change. No surgery it seems.

    • InvaderTak says:

      I’m surprised there aren’t “rumors” about her and Renner again since they were filming together in the mountains somewhere and she popped up on his instagram a couple times. Who knows? I’m kinda on the side of there’s really nothing to report about THEO anymore. That whole phase was weird and I’m not convinced her PR wasn’t part of it. I mean those stories really wanted to make her into a femme fatal in the Marvel-verse, no one bought it and then poof they were gone. Filming with Renner gives the tabs a perfect opportunity to rehash but they didn’t. But really, I’m wildly speculating. Fun though. *adjusts tin foil hat*
      And Evans is becoming intolerable again so that’s no surprise.

      • Lilacflowers says:

        I wouldn’t be surprised if her ex was behind it. The hooking up story angle wasn’t flattering to her and he had no problem openly displaying a grudge in interviews a full year after the breakup

      • Lilacflowers says:

        Sorry, double posted

      • KTE says:

        I wonder if the person who made-up the original Renner story wasn’t quietly taken to one side and told about all the *other* rumours about him, which make him and EO hooking up pretty unlikely.

        I mean, even gossip-mongers must have a degree of professional pride…

    • Lilacflowers says:

      Why would he care what she wears?

    • Meee4 says:

      Ugh. She never really gets it right. Maybe since the pics of her granny bra onthe last red carpet were circulating, she decided none is better. I think only that Deaville white dress a decent red carpet.

      I’m also in the “why the hell should TH about her dress” camp? Gaaah.

      It must have been such a relief for Tom to end the tour on a fun note. If I were him I would be lazing around my house, ordering in and binge watching everything for like a week. Then perhaps a non “tropical” vacation.

      • Cranberry says:

        “She never really gets it right.”
        IKR. My theory is that she’s insecure about her body because of her boobs. She’s kind of busty and it looks as though she probably developed early which is why they hang so much in that photo. It’s harder than people think to pull off big breast with style and confidence especially if you’ve tried to cover them up since HS or earlier. You don’t see this problem with actresses usually because they’ve got to be able to sell their body so to speak and under a microscope to boot.

      • Meee4 says:

        I also have to wonder if being twice the size of her sisters combined is an issue. I don’t know firsthand as I’m a only child but a lot of siblings are frequently compared. Especially since the twins are constantly being trashed for their looks.

        I feel like it’s a workable tweek, if she just gets the right tailoring, she would always look amazing. Even though she’s ample, shes not too thin or too large( I mean as in Kim K where she always wearing the wrong size for her body type). She’s got a great figure, but doesn’t dress it well. This would have been amazing if was closed about inch higher and the hem was an inch or two shorter. There a picture of her trying to hold it closed and just think that a little more needle and thread and you wouldn’t have to worry.

      • Cranberry says:


        Yes. Better tailoring and a little tweeking would have definitely saved this look for her. I still contend though that she just doesn’t wear clothes well most of the time. She just doesn’t hold herself up well and it reads through even when she’s wearing something that’s actually appealing. As you say she’s got a good figure – all the right ingredients. She just doesn’t know how to bake a cake. Usually she just hides behind a slather of frosting, my metaphor for shapeless material.

        And yeah I do think being the baby Olsen sister has something to do with her body insecurity too.

      • jammypants says:

        I doubt she has body insecurity. She’s been nude in several of her films. She just doesn’t have a flattering style. I doubt it has anything to do with her own body image. The girl has really strange taste in clothes.

      • Cranberry says:

        I think when it comes to her acting she is able to deliver and embody the character and hence do nude scenes. When she’s acting she’s no longer herself, she is the character. That’s one of the benefits of acting. You can have significant insecurities, as many actors do, and still be a damn good actor and pull off things you’d never do otherwise.
        There’s a lot of times when actors feel more comfortable being someone else behind the camera or on stage than being their self in the spot light. This is what I see in EO a lot. Considering how difficult it must be for anybody, she does alright but not as confident and at ease compared to most actors and celebs.
        Usually it’s all about “look at me” with many celebrities, and they tend to expose as much as possible to achieve this. EO does the opposite and tends to cover up as much as possible.

    • Lady Snow says:

      I agree the dress looked bloody awful.That style of dress is for women with a smaller bust,with her there was just too much sag going on.Sorry but it’s just not a good look. Don’t get me started on Evans.Apparently he’s a womaniser this pic does nothing to put those rumours to rest. I can believe that Elizabeth and Chris possibly hooked up,but I don’t believe that she and Tom did.I just don’t see him going for her type.

  17. Timbuktu says:

    I have to say that Hiddleston doesn’t do it for me, at all: I don’t think he’s all that beautiful, and I like him as an actor, but not to the point of calling myself a fan.
    That being said, the man can talk and he’s really winning me over that way! I have heard the line about getting naked “for art” so many times, yet I don’t think I have EVER heard an actor EXPLAIN why nudity was absolutely integral to the story line, let alone as precisely as he has.
    Smart is the new sexy!

    • jammypants says:

      Let his nudity “for art” win you over further when High-Rise goes on demand on iTunes this Thursday 😉

  18. Beach girl says:

    That dress for CW was a bad fit and unflattering except for her boobs. The way it was gathered and draped made her waist and hips look big. And the dress was too long. The white Deaville dress was by far her best look, along with hair, make up, and jewelry. That stylist should have been a keeper. She looked fresh and classy.

    • Cranberry says:

      That dress was unflattering in every way. Her boobs are droopy and hang too much in that dress. Just having big or nice boobs doesn’t mean every outfit will showcase them well. Unfortunately that dress showcases what’s unflattering about her bust. If it were a bikini or sexy swim suit at the beach, it would be fine but not for hyper-fashion RC with all the zoom lenses to catch every detail/flaw.

    • NUTBALLS says:

      The Deaville dress looked amazing her. That’s the only time I think she hit a home run with her choice of dress and the non-black, classic styling really worked well for her.

  19. lilacflowers says:

    The baby leopard must have made a real impression on him because he’s still tweeting about it.

  20. DT says:

    Is TH still stateside? Has he got more work there coming up?

    • browniecakes says:

      If he is going to be on Graham Norton next week he must be headed home – finally.