Here are some photos of Tom Hiddleston back in LA on Sunday following his appearance at Comic-Con in San Diego. Apparently, that’s Taylor Swift’s car and driver, and we know/believe that Taylor stayed in LA while Tom was in San Diego. Is Tom headed back to Australia alone? Will he fly out on a private plane financed by Taylor? Is he about to bolt? I have no idea. But there is a rumor going around the British papers that Tom wanted to bring Taylor to Comic-Con but his bosses “banned” him from bringing her. His bosses specifically feared that the Kong: Skull Island presentation would become a “circus.” Yeah, I can see their point. Meanwhile, Tom was asked (by People Mag) about his Summer of Tiddlelove and the attention he’s gotten. His answer was… interestingly worded.
So how is Hiddleston handling all this new attention in several different areas?
“I don’t know, it comes down to being authentic,” he says. “Everything you do you have to make sure you truly believe in it and as long as you know that, it doesn’t matter what anyone else says about it because the nature of being a public figure is that everyone will have an opinion about anything you do, and as long as you know why you’ve done something and you’ve committed to it with authenticity then you’re okay.”
“Authentic” is such an odd word to use in this instance. What’s it like getting so much attention for dating pop music’s biggest Mean Girl-liar? “Well, it comes down to being authentic.” As in, his girlfriend got caught in a huge lie and for him it’s all about being authentic? Or is the bigger inauthenticity this relationship? “Everything you do you have to make sure you truly believe in it and as long as you know that, it doesn’t matter what anyone else says about it.” That sounds like how actors approach their Method. Actors have to really believe what they’re saying and doing. They have to “live” authentically in their character. And right now, Tom is trying to authentically play the lovesick Tiddles boyfriend.
Photos courtesy of Getty, Fame/Flynet.