January 30, 2014:
You can read the full interview here. I posted some of my favorite quotes below:
- Talking about growing up in a family full of women: "I believe in the strength and intelligence and sensitivity of women. My mother, my sisters [they] are strong. My mum is a strong woman and I love her for it."
- Talking about relationships: 'Honesty is a gift – to be honest about who you are and how you feel – because it encourages intimacy, and intimacy is really where's it at. To be known and know someone is an amazing feeling, and you don't get there if you're pretending to be anyone else.'
- Talking about his character, Adam, in Only Lovers Left Alive: 'Adam is a delicate soul... Adam is so deeply flawed, and depressive, and melancholic. But Eve just loves it, loves his commitment to it. We were trying to make a film about acceptance. And true love is an acceptance of someone else for who they are.'
- Describing himself as a boyfriend: 'Very honest, I hope. God, I don't know. I hope I'm fun, I hope I'm a good time. Sponta- neous, surprising, affectionate? I hope, kind. Dancing... a lot of dancing. I insist upon dancing. Anywhere. Anytime. The more dancing, the better.'
Accompanying the interview was a photoshoot with Sarai Mari. The photoshoot was styled by Molly Haylor, who went with a casual urban-wear theme. Grooming was done by Caroline Barnes. She used Kiehl's Ultra Facial Cream ($30) and Bumble and Bumble Dry Shampoo ($29) to create Tom's flawless look.
Black wool coat by Giorgio Armani, £1,819. Navy cotton t-shirt by Hugo Boss, £105. Blue denim jeans by A.P.C., £125.
Silk-mix jumper by Karl Lagerfeld, £150. Black wool coat, £345, and blue and cream trainers cotton and leather trainers, £255, both by Dolce & Gabbana. Blue denim jeans by A.P.C., £125.
In a bonus picture released Tom Hiddleston is wearing a special edition David Bailey x The Bleach Room for Selfridges t-shirt.
See you in Elle! In promotion of the interview, Elle released a video of Hiddles going full parkour and free running around London. "I feel very myself when I am running". Tom's jogging outfit should look familiar since he's repeating most of the items he wore for Coriolanus rehearsals. He's also wearing an American Apparel Flex Fleece Zip hoodie ($38). It looks darker than the Heather Grey version of the hoodie Tom has been seen in more recently but that could be the lighting.
They also released several behind the scenes images.
Tom even played DJ during the photoshoot. He was listening to the Annie Mac Presents 2012 playlist. You can listen to the full playlist on Spotify.
Tom Hiddleston's celebration with Elle continued when he was honoured with the Man of the Year Award. Tom was in Canada working on Crimson Peak so Richard E. Grant presented and accepted the award on his behalf. They have a great real life and twitter friendship!
February 18, 2014:
Tom sent in a fun
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