Tom Hiddleston is known for many things: Being a classically trained actor, owning only one blue shirt, and dating Taylor Swift. He’s also known for giving amazing interviews.
He gave his first major interview since the notorious GQ disaster. He starts the interview by talking to the reporter as the character he plays on Broadway.
- It was Tom’s idea “to slip for a few moments into the character he’s playing on Broadway, in Harold Pinter’s 'Betrayal'... And when Mr. Hiddleston became him, the change was instantaneous: the guarded stillness of his body, the chill reserve in his gray-blue eyes.
'It’s interesting,' Mr. Hiddleston said after a while, analyzing Robert’s expression from the inside. 'It gives less away.' A pause, and then his own smile flickered back, its pleasure undisguised. “O.K.,” Mr. Hiddleston announced, himself again, 'it’s not Robert anymore.'"
Right before the interview, his publicist told the journalist not to ask about Taylor Swift. The reporter wasn’t going to until the publicist demanded it.
- "There was one stipulated no-go zone in this encounter, a condition mentioned by a publicist only after I’d arrived: No talk of Taylor Swift. That was three years ago, and I hadn’t been planning to bring her up; given the context of the play, though, make of that prohibition what you will. Mr. Hiddleston, who once had a tendency to pour his heart out to reporters, knows that he can’t stop you.
'It’s not possible, and nor should it be possible, to control what anyone thinks about you. Especially if it’s not based in any, um —' he gave a soft, joyless laugh — 'if it’s not based in any reality.'"
How do you feel when people ask about your ex/es?