Tom Hiddleston (Lucky 13) (1000)

1 Name: Anon. : 2016-08-17 16:22 ID:ogIaQkZp

Thread to talk about the actor Tom Hiddleston

951 Name: Anon : 2016-09-27 12:25 ID:2N6FC+ZQ

>>950 I am too poor for that but I am training my pet rabbit to lie across my feet and pretend to be slippers. It's all about the aspiration!

952 Name: Anonon : 2016-09-27 12:27 ID:OSrGtg9Y

>>950 I hope your hound is wearing the socks

>>946,947,948 Couch is right, the best models are a dream to watch in action. They simply do not take a bad shot.
I'm a little surprised how passive TH is as a model, he is so animated on film, yet it seems he completely surrenders and acknowledges he's out of his league working in print.
All the photos from the last GQ spread caught him in motion, I think there lies the solution. He's just not that great at lying back and looking come- hither.

953 Name: Anon : 2016-09-27 15:22 ID:2N6FC+ZQ

>>952 I think it has something to do with not being in a specific character as well. Photos taken to publicise a production are posed but they are beautiful - for example a lot of the CP ones, in which he certainly doesn't look dead-eyed. He also looked utterly gorgeous and unfazed when posing almost naked for the HR sun lounger publicity shot. But when he is himself or playing a "character" created for one day for a Gucci shoot, he sometimes loses the thread. The W mag pics were him naked, not Laing or Sharpe or whoever and he clearly felt uncomfortable with that, even though he loves showing us his beautiful body when in character.

954 Name: Savvy : 2016-09-27 16:10 ID:OXm/TlpP

>>953 Exactly. If the suits were more classic, something he would wear himself he would have felt more comfortable in them. I'm sure he hated them as much as I did.
The only way he would feel comfortable in this type of clothes would be if he were posing as a character.

955 Name: Whatsinaname : 2016-09-27 18:55 ID:/dRQNS9U

Regarding the W mag white-boxers shoot earlier this year and the female photographer - I wonder what she did say, if anything. And if she did, why didn't it work? She couldn't say "pretend you're trying to hit on me or person X" to get the come-hither look?

He looked great for the GQ shoot last year (striped suits, whether you like them or not he looked into the shoot) - it appears the photographer simply told him to look like a 'businessman going to work'. Maybe that mindset was easiest because it was less personal. And the Esquire shoot last year at the California bungalow by the pool - that worked; what was his motivation for that?

If he had looked more engaged during the Gucci shoot as opposed to a mannequin, it would have been off-character for Gucci. Their models always look 'dead':

Here is another viewpoint of TH's photoshoot:

956 Name: Anon. : 2016-09-27 19:49 ID:Roq0aBrd

>>955 'Look like I'm holding you hostage.' Snap, snap. 'Yes, that's it. You are alone, frightened. Now take off your clothes. Good. Don't forget I'm holding a gun.' Snap, snap. 'Is your willy trying to crawl inside your body? Excellent. Let's see that on your face.' And W magazine perfection was born.

>>955 I was never a fan of this woman on her IG acct. and really went off her when she started to madly kiss Miss Yours Truly's ass earlier in the year. According to her, MYT kept 'hitting it out of the park' with every outfit, even with the Times Talk All The Patterns outfit. That night TH looked like a dressed up vaudevillian monkey, to say otherwise is wrong.

957 Name: Anon. : 2016-09-27 20:04 ID:Roq0aBrd

As for Berlinale: lady, fuck off, fuck the fuck right off. I'm content knowing she made an ass out of herself in front of her prince and is widely considered the worst apple in the whole bushel. Her words and actions are nothing but derisible.

958 Name: Anon : 2016-09-27 20:13 ID:2N6FC+ZQ

>>956 Don't forget that the hostage situation involved a giant dildo, hence the "what are you about to do with that?" expression in the underpants photos.

I do think that the W problem had a lot to do with the near nudity in a non acting context, combined with a lack of any kind of story or styling. Usually there is some "story" to take away from the voyeuristic element - eg Idris Elba in a boxing ring. This was all rather grimly transactional - let's have a look at Tom in his knickers, standing in a hotel room because - well, because we all want to have a look at Tom almost naked and showing us the outline of his willy. He wasn't even given a change of clothes to style the shoot up a bit - he was papped at the hotel where the shoot took place in the same suit and shirt, which were his. They literally slapped a bit of makeup on him and told him to take his trousers off and stand there.

No wonder the poor bloke looked thoroughly miserable - I mean, even Playboy models got a theme to dignify their nudity (farm girl in Stetson, Hawaii holiday or whatever).

959 Name: Anon : 2016-09-27 20:17 ID:2N6FC+ZQ

>>956 Yeah, and he is following Hiddlesfashion now, so the ass-kissing WORKED!

I think that these days she has to kiss ass to get the ID on his clothes. In the old days it wasn't such a fast moving target. New cardigan? No worries, we have 2 years and 500 wears to ID it.

960 Name: Anon. : 2016-09-27 20:52 ID:gP1/7iW9

961 Name: Whatsinaname : 2016-09-27 21:50 ID:/dRQNS9U

"She gave me Instagram followers and I made people believe she could breathe with her mouth closed."

I love it when satire reaches three levels deep to a sex joke,

962 Name: NewAnon : 2016-09-27 22:29 ID:axsU/GEJ

>>960 Oh that's the best one yet! LOL! "Oh, I wanted Bond. I could taste it, like fine wine licked off the belly of an Italian heiress in the midday Riviera sun."
Ah if only Tom would've dated an Italian heiress or ANY heiress instead of the tweeny pop star, the famewhoring and the thirst could've had some sexiness to it.

963 Name: Couch Potato : 2016-09-28 06:33 ID:Heaven

>>960 This is the best! LOL The caption for that photoshoot should have said just that.

964 Name: N8Anon : 2016-09-28 07:27 ID:VcSDzPP8

That TLO article is the best thing I've read in ages. Bloody hilarious.

965 Name: Anonon : 2016-09-28 12:35 ID:OSrGtg9Y

For those who thought his photoshoots couldn't become even more questionable, meet TOUGH AS A FEATHER; LEATHER TOM DOES 70s GAY PORN and some kinda prison mugshot.
and there's a lovely interview conducted by Cuminbatches which I lost interest in and will try to finish another time.

966 Name: anonsy : 2016-09-28 12:59 ID:J8WOgAEy

>>965 Oh dear God.

967 Name: Anon : 2016-09-28 13:23 ID:bLtQ+vkO

>>965 Are those leather dungarees he is wearing in the shot after the prison guard photo? Without anything under?

This is the "Tom does an impression of every member of the Village People" photo shoot.

968 Name: anonsy : 2016-09-28 13:26 ID:J8WOgAEy

I am eager to see Berlinale's defense of these photos.

969 Name: Couch Potato : 2016-09-28 13:28 ID:Heaven

>>965 Photos first: neo-nazi fashion, how lovely. And I'm not even making fun, SS it's all I could think about. Yuck.

970 Name: Couch Potato : 2016-09-28 13:30 ID:Heaven

>>965 Interview, Anon. I need your sense of humour because I don't think I can sum up this piece of shitty interview as it deserves, they spend the whole time complimenting each other.

TH: "We're in on the coast of Queensland, and apart from the fact that the sun goes down very early and very quickly, it's been blue skies and sunshine. It's preferable for my Celtic complexion to their summer." - Does he look himself in the mirror?

His buddy asks TH what he does to go back being Tom after spending so much time playing Pine, TH's reply:
"I flew home and I went to my sister's engagement party. I was surrounded by family. And they were so reassuring. And then I just, I live such a boring life. I just potter about, read books I've meant to read but haven't had time." - This interview happened in August, is he fucking kidding me?

971 Name: Couch Potato : 2016-09-28 13:35 ID:Heaven

On the bright side, veranda woman is probably seething because she hates Cumbersome and, like with EO in Hawaii, she pretends TH is not best friend with him, even if TH attended his wedding, so there's that.

972 Name: NewAnon : 2016-09-28 14:09 ID:axsU/GEJ

>>970 They did, right? At first I thought maybe I was just being cynical but the whole time it's just a bunch of patting each other on the back for their accolades. Tom says nothing he hasn't already said before though the Sudan experience was new for me. And also building roads to carry equipment for Skull Island in Vietnam. I stopped reading his interviews during HiddleSwift because it was a load of shit so I don't know if he mentioned all this before.

Speaking of HiddleSwift, Cumberbatch's line here cracked me up "And there's another weight of us being in the public eye, which is this presumption that, because your work and your promotion work is very public, your private life should be, too. And, without getting into a huge debate, I just want to say that I'm not going to ask questions about my friend's personal life just because there are unsolicited photographs of him and a certain someone, in a relationship or together." UNSOLICITED! HA! Hahahahaha! Your friend and that certain someone couldn't stop calling their favorite paparazzi for these "unsolicited photographs". Funny how the two of them are not getting photographed at all since that their relationship became the most ridiculed one in the media ever.

All in all, the whole interview reads like a clear bandaid interview to save Mr. Hiddleston's image that crashed and burned this summer. He literally retells his whole acting resume as Ben and him fawn and marvel over each other. Even the Sudan humanitarian part became more about him and how he used that anger he felt for Pine rather than about the tragedy of those children's lives. In fact his whole Sudan experience is all about him and how it affected him and how he feels it's his responsibility to talk about it yet he didn't share a single personal moment from that experience, just oh it's a militarized nation. Yeah we know that already. Saving it all for the documentary I suppose. It was an annoying and eye rolling read. Same old, same old. No wonder him and Swift got together and broke up. Two egos of that level can't sustain each other lol

973 Name: NewAnon : 2016-09-28 14:13 ID:axsU/GEJ

>>969 The photoshoot is odd and yeah, very neo-nazi...Not liking it. Only redeeming aspect is that he modeled better in this shoot than the Gucci and W one. Probably was channeling all that anger he felt when no one believed his "authentic" relationship captured by "phones with cameras on them".

974 Name: anonsy : 2016-09-28 14:15 ID:J8WOgAEy

>>972 I skimmed a good bit of the interview, but I quit reading altogether at the "unsolicited photos" line. I scoffed and got annoyed and didn't care to finish.

975 Name: Anon. : 2016-09-28 14:19 ID:Roq0aBrd

I'm actually afraid to click to the article. Will the modicum of appreciation I have for the man survive? Will it harm the baby? I'm fan-ing for two, I can't just think about myself.

976 Name: Couch Potato : 2016-09-28 14:22 ID:Heaven

>>972 I forgot about the "unsolicited photos" in my highlights, thanks for posting. They are both so full of it.

>>974 I felt the same, I skimmed because TH was being his usual verbose and still managed to feel annoyed. Bah!

977 Name: Anon. : 2016-09-28 14:25 ID:Roq0aBrd

>>967 Leather overalls? Good Lord in heaven, why are you testing us? I've replaced alcohol with cake so I might need to wait until I have a slice or two in me before I read the article.

978 Name: NewAnon : 2016-09-28 14:25 ID:axsU/GEJ

>>974 He could have very easily not said a word about HiddleSwift and avoided the topic completely but of course the public must be told how the couple was just so famous and the paparazzi just kept invading their personal space and hounded them every second of their relationship taking "unsolicited photographs". Such a pathetic attempt at constructed fame.

979 Name: Couch Potato : 2016-09-28 14:27 ID:Heaven

>>978 And also insult the readers, for expecting questions about it, followed by complementing each other for the umpteenth time.

980 Name: Couch Potato : 2016-09-28 14:29 ID:Heaven

>>975 I suggest a slice for after, just to be safe. The baby will probably develop a sixth sense for pretentiousness.

981 Name: Anon. : 2016-09-28 14:30 ID:Roq0aBrd

>>974 Did TH say that? Fucker, DO.NOT. Your weak Jedi mind trick isn't going to work on us, on most. We remember what went on, we remember you pap trolled most of your summer away, AND involved your family.

He needs to not mention photos or privacy for a good, long time.

Michael K, come in swinging on this load of twatage. .

982 Name: Anon. : 2016-09-28 14:33 ID:Roq0aBrd

>>972 Read before you post, Anon.! So Cucumberbitch said 'unsolicited.' TH, you're forgiven - this, and only this.

Still, MK, come on in!

983 Name: anonsy : 2016-09-28 14:38 ID:J8WOgAEy

>>981 It was Cumberbatch who said it, which made it seem like even more of a setup to me - it wasn't Tom making his ridiculous camera phone statements while he was caught off-guard. I'm going to borrow Couch's very appropriate word choice - I felt insulted.

984 Name: anonsy : 2016-09-28 14:39 ID:J8WOgAEy

>>982 I went straight to dlisted after seeing the photos. I just know Michael K will have something to say about them.

985 Name: NewAnon : 2016-09-28 14:55 ID:axsU/GEJ

>>979 They do think most of us are like a certain subsect of their fandom that will believe anything and everything they say or imply. Even the media was calling those pictures staged. Only the mags that were getting the exclusive deals were fawning.

>>983 The whole interview was a clear setup to save TH's image and while it could have helped, that "unsolicited" bit was just bullshit. Then again Cumberbatch does these unsolicited shots himself so he's the last person to call out Tom over that.

The fans on tumblr are forgiving him already and drooling over him in leather. I'm curious what the CB crowd thinks but I don't have the stomach for all that verandah talk right now. They didn't seem to like the Gucci shoot very much.

986 Name: NewAnon : 2016-09-28 15:01 ID:axsU/GEJ

The actual leader of the CB ladies (not verandah lady tho she tries very hard) called it #epicfail. Lol! So far no one is loving the shoot or the interview itself but it's less than 50 comments in. Tumblr seems to be the only one loving the whole thing.

987 Name: NewAnon : 2016-09-28 15:07 ID:axsU/GEJ

People took the unsolicited but and ran with it, and now all the Swifties are calling him out on using her for fame, that she's never mentioned him at all publicly and is staying private, yet he continues to talk about their relationship despite it being over. Scroll to the comments below to get a flavor.

988 Name: Couch Potato : 2016-09-28 15:07 ID:Heaven

>>985 It was an obvious setup, which adds insult to injury.

Nothing like drooling over an unnatural photoshopped cover.

989 Name: Anon. : 2016-09-28 15:11 ID:Roq0aBrd

I clicked. Those pics made me laugh more than the Gucci slippers. I understand the whole concept of modeling being a passive activity with the photographer and stylist and creative director being the 'directors' of the shoot. But these pics are comic, just comic. It really should be as simple as saying, 'No, you're not going to make me out to be a budget neo-Nazi biker from a leather fetish gay porn movie. Come up with another idea.' He cannot say 'no' to bad fashion advice: t-shirts, fur slippers, leather coveralls.

This, coming on the heels of Tayto, Defcon 2 fan encounters and A Corpse Models Gucci, makes me wonder if Tom Hiddleston is spiraling out of control. Actually.

990 Name: anonsy : 2016-09-28 15:11 ID:J8WOgAEy

>>988 I can't quite figure out what they did to his face there. Is it the chin?

991 Name: Couch Potato : 2016-09-28 15:12 ID:Heaven

>>987 They are partly right though, Cumbersome apologies to us ignorant third state for not going to ask about a subject he himself brought up in the middle of an interview when there was no need to mention it. Excusatio non petita, accusatio manifesta.

992 Name: Anon. : 2016-09-28 15:13 ID:Roq0aBrd


Anon may be the only person to get this but all I can think of is Herr Flick. Herr Flick, Herr Flick. Which makes me think TH would be perfect for an Allo, Allo reboot. He now has the wardrobe.

I'll wait for the Dlisted version of the article or until I've visited a bakery and emptied the shelves.

993 Name: Couch Potato : 2016-09-28 15:16 ID:Heaven

>>990 Anonon will correct me if I'm wrong, it seems they lowered his cheekbones with those shadows and covered the forehead of his. And his eyebrows, less droopy.

994 Name: anonsy : 2016-09-28 15:22 ID:J8WOgAEy

>>993 I was looking at the wrong photo - the one where he's seated in the chair is where I think his chin has been edited. In the actual cover photo, definitely the eyebrows and forehead, and the nose too. I can't decide if the cheekbones are photoshopped or if they just look odd because of the lighting and the fact that the rest of his face has been altered.

995 Name: NewAnon : 2016-09-28 15:24 ID:axsU/GEJ

>>991 Oh no, they're completely right. After this summer, he shouldn't even try parading the privacy angle anymore. Uniess he was being blackmailed by Taylor, he embraced the constructed publicity shamelessly and wholeheartedly.

>>989 Maybe all that hard work on ISTL and the movie flopping broke him.

996 Name: Couch Potato : 2016-09-28 15:27 ID:Heaven

>>994 Yes the chin was made rounder and maybe slightly shorter. I'm the same about the cheekbones int he other photo.

997 Name: Anon. : 2016-09-28 16:28 ID:Roq0aBrd

>>987,991 This is called apophasis: mentioning something by saying you won't mention it. Cicero used the shit out of it during the Philippics and the Pro Caelio. Cucumberbitch must be a classical scholar. :/

I love that he mentions it to, seemingly, deny the constructed nature of this relationship and how it was present to the public, but really does TH a disservice by bringing it up at all. Those who didn't believe are reminded of his frankly terrible behavior during Tayto. Those who believed - Swifties - accuse him of using the relationship and her for publicity. Naked in a thorn bush - no move is a good move.

998 Name: Anon : 2016-09-28 16:49 ID:bLtQ+vkO

>>997 Naked in a thorn bush is a D/s themed photoshoot I could get behind.
Tom wears a leather flasher mac - not so much.

I cannot WAIT to show these to Mr Anon. What will his reaction be?

999 Name: Whatsinaname : 2016-09-28 17:49 ID:/dRQNS9U

Quite a feat, Mr. H, to appear on both ends of the fashion spectrum in one week. Effete dandy to leather daddy. Now I'm sure this CDAN entry was about the former:

1000 Name: Whatsinaname : 2016-09-28 17:50 ID:/dRQNS9U

This foreign born A- list dual threat actor not named Cumberbatch who just went through a recent press disaster, got to feel fulfilled when he was able to cross dress while shooting a new ad campaign. It was subtle, but he loved it.

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