Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Elle UK: A God Among Men? (2014)

January 30, 2014: 


Tom Hiddleston: A god among men? Accurate. Tom gave a glimpse of the man behind the myth in a very revealing profile with Elle UK. They interview gave insights into teenage Tom, romantic Tom, dancing Tom, and the Tom who finds the word f*ck enormously satisfying. Perhaps it was a little too revealing (cough Trousergate cough). In his 2017 interview with Style Magazine Italia Tom mentioned that he felt very embarrassed after reading this - particularly the story about his first kiss - and that's part of the reason he's so reluctant to talk about himself.  


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. 





February 18, 2014: 

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! 





Tom sent in a fun drunken and heartfelt video message thanking Elle for the award and hoping that one day he can "live up to the name". 









Credits: 

Elle UK
Sarai Mari 
Behind the Cover
Frank Agency

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