Tom Hiddleston: Taylor Swift asked me to dance to The Weeknd at the Met Gala

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Here are some photos of Tom Hiddleston outside of BBC Radio 2 today, Friday. I don’t know why he was carrying his guitar, but God bless. He’s that guy, maybe. The one who likes to bring his guitar everywhere just to serenade the ladies. At Radio 2, Tom ran into the Duchess of Cornwall and he put his arm around her while they were posing for photos – that’s a breach of protocol, but Camilla didn’t mind.

Tom arrived back in London a few days ago, judging from his Twitter, and he’s really happy to be back after four months of non-stop travel. So, let’s take a moment and honor what is the end of Tom Hiddleston’s crazy American tour. He was in the US for the better part of two months, promoting back-to-back film and TV projects, a tour which culminated with a slew of appearances just in the past week, from his trip to the White House Correspondents’ Dinner to his first-ever appearance at the Met Gala and the release of his charming Esquire UK cover interview too. Before he left America, Tom did chat with the Press Association about how he ended up dancing the night away with Taylor Swift at the Met Gala. The videos of Taylor and Tom’s dancing went viral following the gala, and everyone wants to know how it came about. Tom explained:

“I love dancing, who doesn’t?” Hiddleston told the Press Association in a recent interview. “It’s a weird one (that it went viral). I haven’t actually danced for a long time, but I happened to be dancing at the Met Gala, because it was a party. I was on a table with Taylor Swift and The Weeknd was playing and she said, ‘The thing about these parties is nobody gets up to dance,’” he continued. “She, as a musician, was like, ‘We’ve got to dance for The Weeknd!’ so we got up and danced.”

[From ET]

So, Taylor was the one whispering, “I wish someone would dance…” and Tom, ever the gentleman, was like, “Sure, let’s do it!” And he threw himself into with abandon. Bless.

Tom’s appearance on Graham Norton will also be going down this weekend, and the episode has already been taped. According to the advanced press, Graham asks Tom about James Bond and more stuff about The Night Manager.

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  1. lilacflowers says:

    He has the guitar because he is promoting the UK release of ISTL. And Camilla had better back away from my man. Same goes for Sophie Turner.

  2. Sixer says:

    The dancing video should be on all LEGS posts forever. Just like helicopter hair photo should be on all Katie Bucket posts forever.

    But that’s all I’ve got. I have a WHOLE DAY to myself. I am having a TV binge.

    Is Rectify any good, chaps? I’ve had it recorded since forever but not yet watched.

    • Becky says:

      Sixer, Peaky Blinders was on last night, I shall be catching up on that later

      • Sixer says:

        Don’t laugh, Becky, but I watched it last night and again this morning. Alien beauty. Sigh. I’m now halfway through Grayson Perry being lovely about masculinity.

      • Cee says:

        I’m so mad Thomas Shelby married HER (will not say whom, to avoid spoiling).
        And I really need to know what happened to Arthur; I might have to rewatch the last episodes of Series 2.

      • TreadStyle says:

        Is this season good so far?! I can’t wait till we get it here!!! So jealous!!!!!

      • Sixer says:

        I loved it! Just one episode in.

        Oh yes! Bonus Benjamin Zephaniah cameo, which made me happy – he was on another news/topical show here last night, so I got to see him twice.

      • bluhare says:

        I can tell I need to go find Peaky Blinders. Is it available in the US?

      • TotallyBiased says:

        bluhare: if it isn’t on Netflix US right now (perhaps just older eps) the third season should be available there by the end of the month.

      • Cee says:

        @bluhare – I watch it on the iPlayer (uploaded basically one hour after being aired). I use the Chrome extension Hola (dot) org to unblock geo videos/content and be able to stream content without it having a negative impact on viewing ratings/clicks.

      • Sixer says:

        bluhare – it is PERFECT tellyboxing. Honest. Clever plotting. Leading man to die for. Great acting. Direction to equal anything cinematic. Genius soundtrack. But I know you as a kindly, kindly person so I will warn you. There are moments of ultra violence. Parts of it aren’t for the tender-hearted.

      • lilacflowers says:

        Apparently, David Bowie was a huge fan of Peaky Blinders and reached out to Alien Beauty about it and Alien Beauty gave him his Peaky Blinders cap. Shortly before his death, Bowie sent Alien Beauty a picture of himself wearing the cap. The producers promise lots of Bowie on the soundtrack this season in tribute.

      • bluhare says:

        Thanks everybody! Going to try to find it!

    • Lisa says:

      Rectify like Sundance Rectify? yeah it’s good but slow but slow-good.

    • lilacflowers says:

      Enjoy your day of relaxation and television. And basking in the afterglow of all that alien beauty. Jealous. We don’t get it until the end of the month – but I’ll get to stream the entire series over my birthday weekend.

    • NUTBALLS says:

      I’m in dire need of a BINGE. I haven’t gotten to watch my shows in days and I’m grumpy. The school end-of-the-year events — teacher appreciation lunches, carnivals, art shows, poetry teas, mothers makeovers, field trips — they’re cramping my TV lifestyle!

      • Sixer says:

        I feel this pain. It’s not on, is it?

      • NUTBALLS says:

        The TV?? No, my computer gives me enough of a distraction. Killing time before I start another broken up day with not one, but two school events to attend.

      • Sixer says:

        I have a silly school story to cheer you up! Last week, in the middle of my mad working spat, I had to go to a town hall meeting for the school. I’m a governor, remember, so even though I usually like to be on the side of the downtrodden, I had to sit at the official table. The head had had to make a couple of decisions that both energised and split the parents, so half the room was going to be unhappy whatever he did. He did his announcements and one of the mums shouted out:

        “Men. Reliable purveyors of bullsh!t ever since the evolution of the penis.”

        Cue massive row. And me dying of laughter on the inside while staring fixedly at my agenda on the outside!

      • lilacflowers says:

        Well, they really haven’t evolved all that much, have they?

      • NUTBALLS says:

        Hahahahhahahaha! I love this woman. Bring her to Drinks with Broads, pretty please.

      • Sixer says:

        That’s if she survived the onslaught from all the dads!

        I’ve now gone full-on sappy and am watching little Gareth Malone and his veteran choir for the Invictus Games. That’s a bit of early hay fever, by the way, not a tear in my eye. (Mustn’t let a stray Sixlet catch me snivelling or I’ll never hear the end of it).

      • melior says:

        Yey now I wanna meet this woman

      • Cranberry says:

        I’ve got to save that somewhere or write it in a journal so I never forget it.

      • icerose says:

        I am binging on Hollow Crown Ist season before Season 2

    • Nike says:

      I did this, yesterday. Had a cold all week I couldn’t shake. Took yesterday off to watch Hulu all day. There were a lot of things I could’ve been doing, but I think I needed it.

      • Sixer says:

        TV watching doesn’t sound as though it’s particularly productive, but I think it’s a harmless indulgence and we all need a day of that every so often. Good on you.

      • Nike says:

        Yeah, but now I’m hooked on a k-drama. **laughs**

  3. Gingerly says:

    Mark Kermode, a film critic and host of the Kermode and Mayo show asked Tom to play together in his show. Mark asked him to play the guitar exculsively in his show because Hiddles is going to do his interviews in other shows. Kermode will play the double bass. That’s what I learned while I listened to Chris Evans show.

  4. Bettyrose says:

    That headline gave me a weird junior high flashback: “OMG you guys I’m gonna ask him to dance.”

    Hey.
    S’up?
    You wanna dance?
    K.

  5. MI6 says:

    To our British counterparts: is CPB a Hiddlestoner?? Because that’s awesome 😊

  6. D says:

    Sometimes he reminds me of Dug, the dog from “Up” :)

  7. browniecakes says:

    Regretfully TH never did make it my house in LA, and I shooed the paparazzi off the lawn and everything, but it is nice to see the enormous eye crinkling smile on his face now that he is back in London.
    I hope Thor 3 is as good as CA: Civil War.

    • lilacflowers says:

      CA: Civil War = AWESOME!!!

      • MI6 says:

        Best. Marvel. Movie. EVER.
        and I am a hardcore Loki fan.
        Boom.

      • teacakes says:

        I’m going for it over the weekend, you guys practically have me levitating now!

        I anticipate good, but will it dethrone Winter Solder from my personal Best Marvel Movie Ever spot? That remains to be seen.

    • NUTBALLS says:

      We watched Cap 3 last night enjoyed it a lot. My only complaint was how the fight scenes were filmed — they were too jerky to follow the action closely. Drove me nuts with all the shaky camera work. But, it had better character development than Avengers 2 and remains the best franchise of the Marvel world.

      BOSEMAN is my new crush.

      I have slightly greater expectations for Thor 3 with the new director and Portman’s replacement. But I’d watch it for Loki, Valkyrie and Heimdall.

      • lilacflowers says:

        I’ve been crushing on Chadwick since he was briefly on All My Children in a role originally created by Michael B. Jordan. He’s lovely to watch. Check out 42.

      • NUTBALLS says:

        Never heard of 42. A Boseman film about baseball? I’m in.

      • Lilacflowers says:

        42 also has a bonus really good performance from Harrison Ford

      • Dara says:

        Didn’t Boseman also play James Brown a few years ago? His performance had a nano-second of Oscar buzz.

      • Lilacflowers says:

        Yes. Get on Up. Standard biopic fare but a good performance

      • Lilacflowers says:

        Well, the fight scenes were repeatedly broken up by the banter. But the banter was fantastic, particularly the interactions with the new guys.

      • icerose says:

        i do not watch Marvel apart from Loki but last night my daughter and I went to see I Saw the Light.
        Our verdict was it was much better than the critics implied.Tom was excellent and his singing in context was great but the script plodded.We spent some time discussing how it could have bee improved and decided there was to much focus on this period in Audrey and Hanks break up and not enough on the earlier good times so it became difficult to engage with him as anything but an alcoholic dispite his charm and talent.The pacing was slow and repetitive.We both thought it was a shame and woud have made a great introduction to Hank for those unfamiliar with his work.
        I noticed also that the Hank111 trolls were out in force as well on the comments board

      • Cricket says:

        Is Stellan Skarsgard in Thor 3? I love him in it.

    • Abby_J says:

      We just got back from seeing it, and I am still emotionally compromised. My only complaint is that one of my loves won’t be back in anything Marvel again, and that makes me sad. (Trying to be as vague as possible so as not to be spoilery.)

  8. Alyce says:

    Is it really that strange that they danced? She was one of the hosts. She was doing her job! Love Taylor or hate her, I think we can agree that this “dance drama” is ridiculous.

  9. Duchess of Corolla says:

    Tom had better watch out…Taylor might buy a house next door to him. He might have a stage five clinger on his hands…;)

  10. realitycheck says:

    Taylor can’t dance. Her moves look so weird.

    • Lauren II says:

      That clip of Tay trying to seductively dance with Tom is burned in my brain. That is actually the Best dancing I have ever seen from Tay Tay.
      Tom looked scrumptious in his tux. I would dork – dance all over his Hiddles. Yum.

  11. kri says:

    Tom is so “Head Boy” and Tay is def prom queen, so it was inevitable. Let the Tall ones frolic, I say.

    • Starkiller says:

      Yep, they’d be perfect for each other. I’ve been saying for ages that he’s the British male version of her. He gets a pass whils she gets slammed, because a lot of people are willing to overlook anything if it’s coming from someone with a nice accent (and probably also because he’s a man, but that’s a whole other can of worms).

      • teacakes says:

        …. did I miss the part where Hiddleston bitches out exes, shames other people for dating said exes, and conducts blind-item feuds with people via passive-aggressive media interviews?

        How is he the male version of her in any way other than them both being tall blonds born into great wealth?

      • lilacflowers says:

        Gets a pass for what? Overlook what?

      • teacakes says:

        @lilacflowers – my thoughts exactly, but more succinctly expressed.

      • Sixer says:

        Hey, Starkiller. I’m the resident LEGS naysayer and even I don’t know what you mean! Trying to be all things to all people? My best guess.

      • TotallyBiased says:

        Oh, Starkiller has a THING (in the negative sense) for Tom.
        Think the exact opposite re my name!
        ;)

      • Lilacflowers says:

        There isn’t a lot of crossover between the Taylor threads and Tom threads so this notion that people are bashing her while giving him a pass is rather strange. Starkiller may have been equating the two for ages may be true but she hasn’t been doing it here. Also, Tom gets taken to task for his earnest behavior, his protection of his privacy, for defending his poshness, and for the length of his pants. He hasn’t engaged in the behaviors Teacakes describes. And the periodic mystery allegations that there is something darker and horrible being hidden, without those pesky fact- thingies is actually boring.

      • jammypants says:

        Well I’ll give them both this:

        - PR savvy
        - Humanitarians
        - Well adored
        - Twee/likeable enough personalities
        - Have good careers

  12. NUTBALLS says:

    All the broken protocol chatter about putting arms around royals makes this Yank gaffaw with amusement. “He put his arm around the Duchess??? Well, I never…!”

    I bet Camz has a lady boner for Tommy boy and didn’t mind that breach one eensie weensie bit. The only thing that would have made this any more amusing is if she’d patted or pinched his arse before de-hugging. Or shared a dirty joke in his ear. But perhaps I’m projecting my smutty old lady self on her.

    • lilacflowers says:

      Camilla giggled during telephone conversations with a man professing that he wanted to be her tampon. She’s a smutty old lady.

      • NUTBALLS says:

        I want to invite Camz to Drinks with Broads. She can join Helen Mirren, Emma Thompson & JArthy. Oh the hilarity once they get liquored up and their tongues start wagging. I would be in roundtable heaven.

      • lilacflowers says:

        Sounds like a fun time. Add in Judi Dench. I hear she has quite the bawdy sense of humor.

      • NUTBALLS says:

        Yes, Dame Judy must join in the bawdiness.

    • Sixer says:

      What is going on?! Nearly as bad as FLOTUS touching Her Maj! I like FLOTUS and I don’t mind Camilla (if forced to be nice about a royal) so I approve of all touchings. More touchings.

    • Lilacflowers says:

      Right now, waiting for a train,I’m standing on a T platform overlooking a football stadium where several dozen Special Olympians are dancing Gangnum style. Pure joy is abounding! Hugs for everyone!

      • I Choose Me says:

        Omigosh, that sounds awesome. Is this being filmed perchance? I’d love to see that.

      • Sixer says:

        Yay!

      • lilacflowers says:

        I have no idea if it was being filmed – I was up on the subway platform above. It was at a high school football stadium so was probably just a local area competition but the kids were clearly having a great time. Gangnum style.

    • Dara says:

      Has anyone bothered to ask the Royal Family if they mind being touched… since, oh I don’t know, the invention of the bloody electric light bulb? Or is this “no touching” rule something the palace minions cling to as a way to maintain the illusion their employers are somehow super-special snowflakes? I only ask because none of the Windsors seem to mind when it happens. Or maybe they do and only b*tch about the “cheeky peasants” afterwards over gin & tonics.

      • NUTBALLS says:

        If I find myself in some strange alternate reality within spitting distance of a Royal, I guarantee you THERE WILL BE TOUCHING. The type will depend on who it is. I would touch Harry much different than Wills, I assure you.

        LEGS better not come anywhere near Denver or the Colorado Rockies as he runs the risk of being smutty-touched by a dirty ol’ trail runner. Tommy, YOU’VE BEEN WARNED. Beware of strong, lusty, pre-menopausal women who don’t give a damn what people think.

      • Annetommy says:

        Hiddles did keep his hands in his pockets while talking to a lady (ie a person of the female gender, not a toff), which at one time a gentleman would not do. My only urge to touch any of the royals would be to slap them, but I wouldn’t because a) I’m better than that and b) I’d be arrested.

      • Annetommy says:

        And the queen did look pretty peed off when Michelle Obama touched her arm at some meeting, although she often looks like that so it’s hard to tell. And now I see that Sixer is as usual ahead of me on that…

    • Dara says:

      I can’t believe one of the mags actually called the palace to question the supposed protocol breach, but I’m relieved to hear the only ones that thought anything of it were a few reporters. Camilla, and her spokesperson, didn’t mind in the least.
      http://www.people.com/people/package/article/0,,20395222_21004879,00.html

      I’d like to propose a motion that we officially declare the Duchess of Cornwall “One of Us”. Anyone second the motion? All in favor (or should it be favour just to make her feel at home)?

      • icerose says:

        She was flirting with him as well-but as much fun as she was I found her behaviour in the Royal triangle pretty despicable.

        It was a very disjointed Graham Norton as well-not as much cross person banter.Norton seemed very focused on discussing bad reviews with Tom initially who manages to avoid a direct answer and I was glad to see Tom get his own back by diverting it to a older review which focussed on Graham.Some funny moments but nobody seem to relax until towards the end.The female comedian stole the show.

      • KTE says:

        @icerose I think you are underestimating the amount of research and preparation that goes into that show. I would bet anything that reviews question was set-up for that exact story.

        People forget that Graham Norton started out life as an actor. He’s quite capable of pretending he doesn’t know what an answer to a question is going to be.

      • icerose says:

        KTE most of his questions re Tom seem to have come from the current articles going around and nothing really new was there
        I am sure his researchers do most of the work but it will be GN who phrases the items and moves it along.It is possible it was one from a student performance but i still have my doubts but yes if Nortan had not liked it they could have just edited it

  13. KTE says:

    Any fellow Wittertainees here? The interview and performances were lovely, and you can absolutely tell that Kermode and Mayo are smitten with Tom.

    I enjoyed him on Radio 2 this morning too – he could definitely have a second career as a radio announcer, if the whole acting thing ever sizzles out.

    • Gingerly says:

      They have been his fans for a long time. Kermode once confessed that he would see any film if Hiddles is in it — and he indeed watched Tinker Bell animated film in th cinema and reviewed it – and Mayo repeatedly has showed his love for Tom’s voice. I like the show but I haven’t listened to today’s interview, though. Have to ceck youtube.

      • KTE says:

        Well, yes, they’ve long enjoyed his work and his interviews, but it reached a Tom Hanks level of fandom today.

      • Gingerly says:

        @ KTE, I listened to it. You’re right, hey are more Hiddlestoners than I am. I enjoyed their review of ISTL, too.

    • jammypants says:

      He made Nick Grimshaw drool on his “Tom Hiddleston Makes Maths Sexy!” segment on his radio show. I can’t post the Youtube link sadly.

  14. cindyp says:

    SPOILER ALERT in the Telegraph article, for those of us in the US watching the nite manager! Reading that article & also obsessively following Harry, just confirms how dull & uninteresting William & Kate are…

  15. mayamae says:

    Does anyone watch Penny Dreadful? There’s a new vampire character this season, and he’s a ringer for Tom – looks and mannerisms. It’s almost as if the actor is performing an homage to Tom.

    • Cranberry says:

      Oh snap! Really? I haven’t started the new season yet. It just started, and I’m trying to finish TNM with my mum. We’re watching it off YouTube because I found commercial-free BBC episodes posted. I can watch it on On Demand, but I still have to F-fwd through a bunch of commercials. It’s so much nicer to watch it straight through without commercials like a movie. I think it makes a favorable difference in how a piece is received.

      (ps. I still play TNM on On Demand so rating spies can tally what I’m viewing)

      • Dara says:

        Cranberry, I do the same thing in the name of higher ratings. I DVR it – even though I’ve already seen it online, then watch it again On Demand, and then force my parents to watch it On Demand when I visit them on weekends.

        Oh, and there are subtle differences between the BBC version and the US version, mostly trimmed scenes here and there but there was an added scene in last week’s episode that the BBC version didn’t include (but was in the AMC version in some countries). More of Corky being slickly menacing made my day.

      • Cranberry says:

        Oh there’s a scene in the US version that wasn’t in the BBC’s. I thought it would have been the other way round that US version will have things cut out. Well that’s that, I’ll just have to watch the episode over again to see what I missed. Poor me. :-)

        Thanks for the info Dara. Please feel free to pass along any other discrepancies you know of. It’s much appreciated.

      • jammypants says:

        Episode 1:

        - Full body shot of Pine lying in bed in Cairo, deliberating his next move with the evidence in possession
        - Different introduction scene in the Swiss Alps with Roper. Semi flashbacks or Sophie warning that he is the worst man in the world.

        Episode 2:

        - Scene where Pine wakes up after a romp with Marilyn is cut differently. No abs shot =(
        - Hospital scene where he’s bandaged up shot slightly differently

        Episode 3:

        - Right before Pine goes to town with Danny for ice cream, Corky gives him an epic warning how he will dig every every bit of dirt on him
        - Pool scene shot from the side. You see bulge. Jed asks him if he likes the accommodations.
        - Conversation in the church scene between Apo and Burr a bit more fleshed out

      • Cranberry says:

        Thank you jammy. I will be looking out for those scenes. :-)

      • icerose says:

        I am surprised about the missing scene from the BBC version as it is usually the USA versions that are cut to allow for commercials.

    • icerose says:

      We are planning to putPenny Dreadful on our love film list and watch it from the beginning

      • Cranberry says:

        Good idea icerose. If you haven’t seen it yet, I highly recommend it. It starts off alright in the pilot episode, and by the third episode it gets really, damn good.

  16. moomoo says:

    I never understood why folks think this guy is attractive until I saw him on TV. I thought he looked like a muppet. Now I see that he’s incredibly handsome and sexy! Wow.

    • Dara says:

      Until I saw him in motion, I didn’t really get it either. Even now, when I’m fully besotted with the guy, I only think he’s handsome in about one out of four candid photos.

      • jammypants says:

        Same. He looks so weird in some photos. I only still think he’s sexy because I already “saw the light”, so I forgive the heinous photos lol!

      • Cranberry says:

        I know. Tom has many aspects to his looks that make him attractive. He can have many different looks too, so everyone can have their favorite flavor i.e. ginger, black, blond, long, short, smooth or bearded. Sometimes he looks funny in photos, and he’s got a big forehead but those eyes, that bod and the way he moves well make up for that.

    • Magnoliarose says:

      He’s better in motion I agree. That’s what won me over.

    • jammypants says:

      I honestly thought nothing of him in the looks department til The Avengers. He did nothing for me in Thor. Good actor, just had the sex appeal of a potato in the first Thor haha

      • Cranberry says:

        I thought he was attractive in Thor, but he was even more attractive in Avengers but differently. I think this coincided with his character development into a full fledged Villain and casting off who he once was as an Asgard prince. Tom said it best, “Loki knows exactly who he is now and is fully embracing it”.

      • jammypants says:

        The bad boy schtick totally got me. It was the arrogant confidence. The boy owned it.

      • Cranberry says:

        Ha yes jammy. He makes an excellent bad boy. The swagger, that cool, sly arrogance. (*fans self, can’t get too worked up before lunch).

      • icerose says:

        It was totally the Hollow Crown with me,followed by Coriolanus and if I had not watched Loki in Marvel the whole super hero would have me passed me by.I just loved his Loki in Thor,

    • Cranberry says:

      It’s a deep, deep rabbit hole. Once you start looking, you’ll be another Hiddle-stistic. Be warned. :-)

    • NUTBALLS says:

      He was “cute” in his early work — Suburban Shootout, Wallander, Henry IV — hot in Night Manager and High Rise. He’s gotten sexier with age.

      The b/w shots from the Esquire UK shoot were some of his best, right up there with the Shortlist photos and the Flaunt ones sans dragonfly jacket.

      • Guest says:

        Nutty, for me it is Henry V…. He looked incredible back then. He still does. But only in suits imo. While as as Henry V he was damn attractive. I loved his look at the Warhouse premiere and at the BAFTAS back then when he was nominated.

      • NUTBALLS says:

        Guest, that is where you and I part ways on opinion. I HATE the gotee. With an intense passion. There is no photo of him in a gotee in which I find him attractive. NONE.

        Gimme HR hair and TNM stubble with Coriolanus muscles and I would hit it so hard we’d both fall through the floor.

      • Cranberry says:

        @Guest, I hear you girl. He was quite a regal beaut in Henry V with the red hair, gotee and all that form fitting, red leather that Thea was so kind to put him in for us. And the Warhorse premiere is one of my fav looks of his. All that lovely dark ginger neatly tamed down and wrapped in a sexy tux. Mmmm delish.
        I guest I must be easy cause there’s not too many ways I would not have Tom. Or maybe I just like the variety, you know, like those all you can eat buffets that you can keep going back for what ever you couldn’t fit on your plate the first and second times. That’s the way I like to think of my boy, a Hiddles smorgasbord. :D

        Nuts’nBalls, now don’t you break him for the rest of us you wild beast woman! :-x

      • Guest says:

        You girls…. So funny. See, different people, different tastes. I am a sucker for gingers, what can I say? And I loved the gotee. I had to check what gotee means tbf but now I got it. 😂

      • NUTBALLS says:

        CB is great for expanding one’s vocabulary, isn’t it? I’ve learn a ton of new British words and expressions as well as things about their politicians that make ours look more normal, like “piggygate”.

      • Sixer says:

        Nuts – I have to ask. Would the outgoing mayor of any major US city tweet anything similar to this on his last day?

        “This is my last full day as mayor, folks, and Operation Juddering Climax is coming to its final, shuddering surge.”

        I think the Britisher brand of attention-seeking often goes somewhat awry!

      • lilacflowers says:

        That would be from the outgoing mayor of a major British city who complained that he couldn’t walk along the garden paths of the Rose Kennedy Greenway here in Boston after one of the biggest blizzards in recorded history, which was named Thor and included thundersnow, dropped several feet of snow on those paths and our mayor, Dweeb that he is, thought it a bit more important to clear the snow from the roads on either side of the Greenway so that, you know, we common folk could get to work instead of clearing garden paths so tourists could look at mountains of snow piled up on dead and dormant plants? That guy? I will give him points though for his little squabble with Mittens Romney after Romney dissed the London Olympics. Because I’ll give anyone points for making Mittens look like the fool he is.

      • NUTBALLS says:

        Oh my Sixer, your politicians are a GOLDMINE of hilarrible utterances. Like Southerners and their unique brand of word-picturing, I have to give him kudos for graphics that communicate his point effectively!

      • icerose says:

        Sixer -you should have seen the last contenders on the Red Chair on Graham Norton -it was pretty much how low can you go for you two minutes of fame

      • Sixer says:

        I used to enjoy Norton, icerose, but he’s not done anything to update the format, has he? It’s all a bit tired for me so I don’t bother watching any more. I can quite believe the red chair has jumped the shark.

        Nuts – oh don’t be kind about Boris! He’s the “part-Kenyan” about Obama man, and has also happily mentioned piccanninies and watermelon smiles in other spoutings. His schtick to get over his uber-poshness in the minds of the people is to mock it in himself through buffoonery. I think it’s good that Britishers like and accept eccentricity and people who can laugh at themselves. However, we should beware that it doesn’t blind us to serious flaws in people – and we often DO allow ourselves to be blinded, I’m afraid to say.

  17. Lucy says:

    #thirsty

    And sweet Jesus please stop the endless Bond campaigning.

    • jammypants says:

      Except he’s not. He’s constantly asked those questions and he graciously deflects. More like running from the flood :P

  18. NUTBALLS says:

    OK did I just read that Tom has said he going to be doing another Willy Shakes play?? I’ve been crossing my fingers that Branagh would put him in one of his productions next year.

    Please, please let it be Much Ado… I think he’d be a fabulous Benedick and we’d get to see him do comedy.

    • jammypants says:

      That would be amazing

    • Dara says:

      OH – where did you read that? More Shakespeare please!

      I did see that Ralph Fiennes is going to be in Richard III at the Almeida. He’s not really my cup of tea, but I know some here think he’s dreamy.

      • KTE says:

        Kirsty Laing from Front Row put it on her Twitter feed.

        Wasn’t there a film version of Richard II for James Ivory rumoured a while ago? Maybe it’s that.

      • icerose says:

        I loved Ralf in the Shaw play he did.I took my Canadian friend because she wanted to see him live and she loved it.And he was beautiful in the Constant Gardner

    • MI6 says:

      @Nutballs: …Maybe it’s the new production of “Ophelia” Covert Media just announced with Daisy Ridley and Naomi Watts…TH as Hamlet, perchance to dream…

      http://deadline.com/2016/05/daisy-ridley-naomi-watts-ophelia-movie-hamlet-covert-media-1201748886/

      • lilacflowers says:

        I think if it were Ophelia, he would have been named already because they have already announced the leads.

      • neverland says:

        MI6, possibly not as Naomi Watts is apparently playng Gertrude. The age difference for them to be mother and son is too small. I expect Hamlet will be played by an early 20s to match Daisy.

    • Lilacflowers says:

      @Nutty, haven’t seen anything yet but he has been dropping hints in several interviews even saying “can’t say anything now but watch this space” when asked about stage work during the High Rise AOL Build

    • Gingerly says:

      I prefer Much ado to Ophelia. He played Coriolanus just 3 years ago. And no more angsty, insecure, young sons, please. Now is the time for a comedy, or later romance, or “problem plays.” Iago or Brutus would be just fine, though.

    • icerose says:

      oh please -it would be a dream come true

  19. Meemoo says:

    I literally can’t make it to the end of that clip is so ahhhhh my god my eyes nooooooo. I really fancied him after The Night Manager but this – dear god noooooooo

    Although weirdly I feel like I’m a bit closer to his level because AT LEAST I DONT DANCE LIKE THAT!!!!!!!!!!

  20. Meemoo says:

    Omg I just forced myself to watch the whole thing and it’s even worse than I thought Dyyyyyinggggg

  21. NUTBALLS says:

    The Graham Norton show is up on vimeo for those who don’t watch it on the BBC. I enjoyed it more than the last one.

    My favorite bit was SLJ saying “two cats & a rabbit”, which when you hear the context, you’ll know why it was funny.

  22. lilacflowers says:

    Well, one thing is certain, he has not been getting much rest since returning home. Four radio interviews today. Taping Graham Norton yesterday. The UNICEF work on Wednesday. Flying from New York to London Tuesday. And he is at BAFTA Sunday.

    And John Malkovich’s confusion about sexual positions and the multiple attempts to explain it was bewildering and hilarious.

    • TotallyBiased says:

      This was my favourite Graham Norton Show EVAH!
      Relaxed grouping, that woman comedian actually seemed to help John M relax a bit, and nothing made me cringe (no, not even the fanart, as it was obviously Hentai, or the red chair story at the end.)

      I laughed like a drain!
      (And GNS’ you tube channel already has the full episode up!)

      • icerose says:

        I thought it was very slow to get started and very little interaction between the guests at first but thanks to the female comedienne and her kamikaze sperm they all seem to loosen up. A nice moment from Samuel L Jackson about how much he loves to watch himself on film.
        Nothing new re Tom who was relatively subdued

    • KTE says:

      Actually more than 4 radio interviews! There’s at least one more going out tomorrow. I wouldn’t be surprised if he did more than that, either,

      I wouldn’t put money on him having today off!

    • Gingerly says:

      The part I loved most in the show is Hidldes’ quoting a bad review he got.

      “completely out of place: too young, too RADA & projecting about as much masculinity as Graham Norton”

      • KTE says:

        I loved that too – I wanted to read the original review but having no luck finding it. It must have been the only bad one as every other review I’ve found has been good.

      • icerose says:

        KTE I think Tom made it up to get back at Norton for focussing tactlessly on “bad reviews” when he was to promoting ISLT right at the beginning.
        I thought good on you Tom -that shut him up but if you find it let me know.

      • KTE says:

        No actor would make up a bad review. And that question was obviously a set-up for precisely that story and not a reference to I Saw The Light’s reviews, because the people who run the show are not crazy, many of the guests are promoting films that have been reviewed badly, and they know they’d never book guests again if they were doing that.

  23. NUTBALLS says:

    Jammy…. calling Jammy!!!

    22 minutes of NOSE P0RN for your consumption.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dUQ7mI9_6WM

    It’s a good interview too.