Tom Hiddleston (Sweet 16) (1000)

1 Name: Anon. : 2017-08-28 02:47 ID:5qdWEBEh

Thread to talk about the actor Tom Hiddleston

801 Name: Anon : 2018-08-20 07:49 ID:h3JiLQ77

>>800 I was just going to post about this but you beat me to it. Seems like it is one particular red carpet photographer who has finally got sick of his stuff being thrown into the copyright soup that is tumblr.

I had also been meaning to post that the crazy clever one has been finding/being sent a lot of sighting of our hero down in Hampshire, in various spots - Winchester, near Portsmouth and the like. Holiday home or visiting a new special seekrit friend?!

802 Name: heynon : 2018-08-21 00:29 ID:N+5QDef3

>>801 The vacuum purchase in >>766 sounds more like holiday home to me (since he doesn't seem like the "nothing says romance like a new cleaning device" type!)

803 Name: Anon : 2018-08-21 06:12 ID:n5/ytKLc

>>802 I have a vague recollection that that sighting was London. I recall wondering if he had had a vacuum cleaner that broke or if it was a first purchase (!). You are right though - I think he was also seen in a DIY place down in Hampshire.

All a bit mysterious as he has been seen in Portsmouth and in Winchester. Portsmouth is (a) not that nice and certainly not a holiday home locale I would expect a multimillionaire to choose; and (b) a long way from Winchester. It’s not a place you would choose to shop unless you lived close by. Brits don’t have the same tolerance for Americans for driving long distances.

804 Name: Heynon : 2018-08-22 23:25 ID:N+5QDef3

Oh good grief - Tom was just a clue on Jeopardy: “He won [a Golden Globe] for The Night Manager, but a Norse trickster god may have messed with his speech.”

805 Name: Anon : 2018-09-02 20:10 ID:A3rZwPke

Alive!! Seen at a q&a for a special showing of Unrelated. Torrilla has video - Joanna Hogg asked people not to film it but predictably someone did anyway.

In other news, the insanely clever one has posted a few sighting from Twitter of TH with a woman (unclear whether always the same one). Latest today. Do we await another fandom meltdown?

806 Name: Heynon : 2018-09-02 23:54 ID:N+5QDef3

>>805 And lots of nice still pictures from the Q&A too. His body language is interesting - much less manspreading than in the past.

Reaction to the latest sighting-within-20-feet-of-a-female seems rather subdued.

807 Name: Anon : 2018-09-03 06:44 ID:A3rZwPke

>>806 Torrilla has some better quality pics and I have to say, he looks great. Beard trimmed, hair not too full of product and swept back, and there’s quite a gun show going on inside that dark blue jumper, which is both clean and devoid of holes. Looks like he has been using his time off to lift weights! He reminds me a bit of Ken Branagh at the time he made Frankenstein.

Yes, I noticed the subdued reaction. I have always thought his love life was an iceberg with 90% unseen, and we recall from 2013 that the work downtimes are when he has relationships, not surprisingly. The acid test will be (a) the fandom reaction if and when it becomes known who he is seeing and (b) whether it’s capable of lasting beyond the downtime and through an extended period away on set.

The reaction to Cumby’s GF and now wife has not been positive (fake baby! Stunt baby! etc). I can only hope TH doesn’t get that.

808 Name: Sosorrry : 2018-09-04 16:32 ID:fl5K0wUX

>>807 >>805 Apparently the director, Joanna Hogg stated that she and Tom had lunch together directly before the Q&A. Someone suggested that Tom could have been catching up w another friend from the Unrelated cast last week, when he was seen eating pasta w someone at an Italian restaurant and he was wearing bashed up clothes. I don't think anyone has the energy to over-analyze sightings w/o pictures in random parts of London, b/c he could be hanging out w anyone under the sun.

809 Name: Heynon : 2018-09-05 00:21 ID:N+5QDef3

>>807 He does look great, doesn't he? (Even if the hairline has moved a little farther back, who cares when he's got that mane going! And he has that developed-upper-torso/thin-waist that he had during the KSI promo that I think suits him well.)

I think tip of the iceberg is very apt. Now let's hope that he does someday again spend an extended period on set....

>>808 And the speculation took a hit when one or maybe two of the sightings were from that Twitter twit who ended up deleting her account after other people called her on the fables she'd made up about him before. The only thing that makes me go hmmmm is the Hampshire sightings - but even those could be for any number of reasons.

810 Name: Anon : 2018-09-05 21:52 ID:A3rZwPke

He attended the GQ Man of the Year awards this evening. Pics on Torrilla as usual - nice velvet dinner jacket though I do think on this occasion the hair looked more scruffy for some reason! I don’t think it goes so well with evening wear. Not sure if he won anything.

Anyone else feel like we have been witnessing a targeted rehabilitation exercise over the last 7 months? Low profile publicity for IW, the odd non-Marvel appearance here and there (mostly charitable - hospital or BAFTA kids event), and then gradually sneaking in more traditional, high profile “famous person” events (ie where he turns up to something in a tux even though he probably isn’t up for an award, goes to Wimbledon etc). Gradually getting back in the public eye without getting accused of going to the opening of an envelope, and with a different image - no photos, no dancing bear, and a different look.

811 Name: Heynon : 2018-09-06 01:02 ID:N+5QDef3

>>810 I haven't watched the awards videos yet, but it looked as though he may have presented, at least. His hair looked as if he's back to using way too much product. Plus the lighting and camera angles at these kinds of events are much less flattering in general than more controlled setting like the panel at the ACE con.

Image rehab is exactly what it's felt like to me for quite a while. You're right that he hasn't been at the more celebrity events until recently (skipping the BAFTAs even though Tom Hollander was nommed for TNM, for example). This GQ one was a good choice because so many other "cover men" were there too (Chris H., for one). It was nice to see him hanging with Jeff Goldblum; they seemed to hit it off during T:R promo.

Not just a different look from the hair and beard, but even different body language. Did you notice how he had his hands clasped in front of him in most of this event's photos? In the past, he tended to strike much more "male model" poses, I think.

812 Name: Sosorrry : 2018-09-06 02:51 ID:fl5K0wUX

>>810 >>811 I'm still trying to figure out Tom. When Tom first was on these red carpets he was so natural at presenting a warm and enthusiastic and grateful countenance. He was always leaning into the camera, physically owning the space, and there was light and engagement in his eyes. After The Night Manager success, at the country music awards and the GG awards Tom even swaggered quite a bit. Was TH always faking his confidence and was he also faking his desire to work a room? Did Tom never actually enjoy film promotion and its intense levels of attention? Is he still wounded from the summer of evil? Now, Tom is kind of just the human equivalent of a blinking yellow light. He's just so guarded. I'm curious to see how this career reset evolves. Tortilla pics and dailmail article about the GQ Man of the Year Awards.

813 Name: Anon : 2018-09-06 07:10 ID:A3rZwPke


Yeah, I saw after I posted that he presented. That made me think it definitely is a rehab exercise. Ok, he has attended before and maybe won (?) but that was a long time ago. Ok, he and JG were both in TR - but in pop culture terms that was also a long time ago. Is he the most obvious person to present to JG? They aren’t best mates. I thought when I saw him attend that maybe Cumberbatch was going to get an award.

I alsoa thought he looked guarded on the RC. I’m not espousing the Tumblr “depression” rubbish but he looked to my mind thoroughly hacked off to have to walk the RC and be photographed, but like he was having a great time inside at the party. Like you say SoSorry, that’s a change (to my eyes). I genuinely think he used to enjoy working the RC and being photographed/meeting fans (running off while Luke wailed “noooo we have to go in”). He was refusing selfies last night - definitely new(ish). He had used to be grateful. Exactly the right word. He liked the parties and the lifestyle, appreciated that the RC was the quid pro quo, and actually enjoyed the attention. Now, I think he has decided he hates the press. Simple as that.

814 Name: Heynon : 2018-09-07 01:39 ID:N+5QDef3

>>812, >>813 In the past, Tom might have been faking his confidence some times - for example, assuming he was telling the truth about being nervous when accepting his GG, he didn't look nervous. But I think a lot of his enthusiasm, etc., was real - as Anon mentioned, think of the vids where Luke almost has to drag him to the next red carpet stop!

We may never know if it was the summer of evil that changed him, the BBC calling him "overexposed," or some combination. Now "guarded" is an apt description of his required public appearances, at least for UK and US events. I do think he looks more relaxed in other countries, such as at the Mexico KSI premiere and on the A:IW promo tour in China.

It probably didn't help his mood yesterday that some of the people yelling at him on the RC were professional autograph hunters (according to a bystander's account on Twitter). He's always been stroppy (is that the right term?) with them.

I'm curious not just about how the career reset will play out, but also to see if he goes back towards former-Tom once he has a couple more projects released and they're received well. In the meantime, at least he's gotten past the nearly post-traumatic-stress-disorder look that he had when he first reappeared for the KSI promo.

815 Name: Anon : 2018-09-07 12:47 ID:IMaFOoe+

>>814 I saw a short video on Torrilla and the baying from fans/autograph hunters was unreal. I don't blame him for not liking that but he used to deal with the same thing much better - there have always been professionals on the rope line.

I thought he really looked like he was phoning it in when he signed the autographs - not smiley and clearly only signing his first name.

The British press are said to be some of the worst, though still they have tighter privacy laws than the US - no photos of children's faces and no photos through windows into restaurants for example. I suppose the difference is that he saw all the negative press in the UK and it was from outlets he knew well like the Guardian and the Telegraph.

816 Name: Heynon : 2018-09-07 17:40 ID:vsFoFSho

Tom is participating in some capacity in a literary debate early next month:

817 Name: Anon : 2018-09-07 18:11 ID:A3rZwPke

>>816 I think these debates have readings - I am assuming he is doing one or more!

818 Name: Sosorrry : 2018-09-08 00:46 ID:fl5K0wUX

>>816>>817 Tom continues to leave the Summer of Terror Teenie boppers behind by reciting the work of classic authors. Love it. Can Tom please call whomever helped Colin Farrell rehab his career, b/c Colin is in the new Oscar-contending Steve Mcqueen movie w Elizabeth Debicki and Viola Davis, and Colin Is allowed to smile when he talks to the press. Colin must know the secret!

819 Name: Sosorrry : 2018-09-08 01:56 ID:fl5K0wUX

Tom is currently attending NYFW, he's wearing a Ralph Lauren Tux, and he is standing near Kanye West. Okay...what will they talk about?

820 Name: Heynon : 2018-09-08 02:55 ID:N+5QDef3

>>819 Aaaaaaaand he’s right back into the celebrity life. Guess he could always fall back on his spokesmodel career!

821 Name: Sosorrry : 2018-09-08 03:58 ID:fl5K0wUX

Tom is in the latter part of this video. Oprah is making a toast at the high table w Ralph Lauren, Anna Wintour, and Hillary Clinton. And Tom is on his mobile : )

822 Name: Heynon : 2018-09-08 15:30 ID:N+5QDef3

>>821 He usually has such lovely manners, but he's addicted to his phone!

823 Name: Heynon : 2018-09-11 01:32 ID:N+5QDef3

More pix from the Ralph Lauren event:

  • A portrait - in this one, I think former Tom is baaaack (though boy, does he need skin care): on twitter at: /RalphLauren/status/1038828397756080128
  • Torilla has some nice ones, including a sweet one with him looking adoringly at Jeff Goldblum
  • There are more I saw on some tumblr of him being photo'd on that RC, and he actually has some of his old spark.

His tide may have turned; kaiser at celebitchy led with Tom in his coverage of the event and didn't mention TS:

And he even let a fan take a selfie with him: on instagram at: /p/BnjYKcOnRra/?taken-by=male_amato

I find it funny that this latest spurt of appearances happened almost two years to the day after the official TayTo breakup....

824 Name: Anon : 2018-09-11 08:13 ID:A3rZwPke

>>823 the comments on the CB article are interesting. Some nice ones about how after metoo being ambitious and a bit needy are not perhaps the worst sins.

I also thought it was perceptive to observe that he looks like a wet weekend on the RC( though obviously enjoying the event once inside) in part because the reboot is focussed on him not appearing to be thirsty. I had assumed it was primarily because he now loathes the paps as a result of Tayto.

Interestingly though, even the more stannish CBers do now accept that, whether you think the romance was real or fake, the decision to take it public was a totally conscious one (and very possibly one of which Luke disapproved - ie as we have always said a decision of TH/his American publicist). Nobody, but nobody, is buying the crap “people with camera phones victimise me” story that TH wheeled out last year. Seeing TS hidin her new partner and seeing how utterly he can change/control his image has perhaps made them realise that what we saw in the summer of 2016 was a conscious attempt to manipulate media coverage.

825 Name: Heynon : 2018-09-13 01:07 ID:N+5QDef3

>>824 The tone of the CB comments was quite different, wasn't it?

I think his if-I-were-any-moe-subdued-I'd-be-dead look on the GQ RC could have been for both reasons, really. He unclenched a little for some of the RL pix, possibly because it was in the US, possibly because the focus was more on the clothes than on him - here are a couple of the ones I mentioned in >>823: (note the right eyebrow...)

He was relaxed enough inside the GQ shindig that he imitated Jeff Goldblum, in front of Jeff Goldblum:

That Luke disapproved of the PR stunt might have contributed to him not being the one to shepherd Tom about during that summer.

The item that finally convinced me that Tom had to have been in on the PR ploy (however he might have felt about TS) was when it came out during IW promo that he had found out about the plan for Loki's sudden demise during a trip to LA in May of 2016. I could see him feeling that the plug had been pulled on a major part of his career, and a resulting sudden desire for all the publicity he could get.

826 Name: Anon : 2018-09-13 09:33 ID:A3rZwPke

>>825 Torrilla posted some pics of TH when he was publicising ISTL in Toronto - the relative minimalness of the unclenching at the RL event is noticeable when you look at his happy little face in those pics. Also I think wearing clothes he picked himself. Happy days before Yours Truly and TS got hold of him.

I have an alternative theory about the Summer of Swift. I think that it was part of a carefully orchestrated plan which was dreamed up a lot earlier and was intended to follow like a blaze of light from the spring of 2016 when he was promoting ISTL and TNM very hard. He had his little US grooming and lurve team (remember cheezetheboard, his one and only attempt at professional social media?). He had a new PR team in the US, Yours Truly and a LOT of appearances - on every outlet you can name and a few you can’t for ISTL and then TNM. He was on every front page in the UK for about 6 weeks when TNM was on tv.

The reason I say it was dreamed up earlier than May 16 is that there was a small but noticeable crumb trail. Out of the blue he followed her on Twitter in February 16, and then having deliberately avoided talking about EO he gave an interview in April 2016 saying “you can write that I’m single; there’s no ring on this finger.” That always struck me as an odd comment in the context of his (then) reticence about talking about his love life. Sounds a bit like clearing the decks so that a new relationship wouldn’t look like overlap. Then the Met Gala and the video leaked of them dancing, the account of him helping her off with her shoes, and so on.

Of course he could have found he was attending the Met Gala when she was hosting and followed her for that reason. But to my mind it all fits with the publicity activities of the spring rising to a long thought out pre-planned crescendo and him becoming genuinely pop culture famous (which he did, but not quite as planned!).

I think it’s easy to forget that in May 2016 he was riding very high. He had done critically well received work in a number of projects (even if the films overall were patchy). He had just finished shooting Skull Island. If he had revealed in May 16 that Loki was to die we would have thought, so what - he has other strings to his bow and it’s time to move on. He turned up to the TR set two weeks later than planned, with his squeeze, tanned and too fat (cf comments from our mole at the time). He didn’t seem that bothered about it being a huge part of his career any more (I have wondered subsequently if that explains the supposed tension with Taika Waititi). The loss of Loki only looks bad viewed with the benefit of hindsight now we know that there isn’t anything else at present. That’s why I don’t think it was a reaction to knowing Loki was going.

827 Name: Unknown : 2018-09-13 21:43 ID:xC8EsSI3

>>826 That's exactly what happened. I don't doubt this was planned way before the Met Gala. What his delusional fans seem to not realize is that he's super ambitious and will do anything to get to the upper echelon of Hollywood. He always says what everyone wants to hear and that's constant flattery and charm. He's very shrewd.

If only he'd continued with the publicity he garnered from TNM and be satisfied with that he would be in a much better place now. But as always his ego got too big with the little accolades he garnered and took part in the most fake celebrity relationship anyone has ever seen. His fans love to put all the blame on Swift but he chose to take this route and he has only himself to blame knowing how this woman does bearding.

828 Name: Heynon : 2018-09-14 01:12 ID:N+5QDef3

>>826, >>827 I'd just written paragraphs in response, hit the wrong button after a Captcha mistake, and lost it all - arg! I'll rework it tomorrow - too tired right now.

829 Name: Anon : 2018-09-14 09:36 ID:A3rZwPke

>>828 God I have done that so many times! Very annoying. There is a way to get back to your text but I can’t remember which it is - I think when it says wrong captcha you have to press the back button in your browser. But I always forget which it is and do something which loses the lot...

830 Name: Unknown : 2018-09-14 14:37 ID:xC8EsSI3

Or you could highlight and copy the message before you click on the reply button.

831 Name: Sosorrry : 2018-09-14 19:47 ID:G/bSTCxP

>>827 I concur. The actors we respect the most, regardless of their era in the industry, we know very little about: Montgomery Clift, Brando; DeNiro; Mark Rylance; Ralph Fiennes; Daniel Day-Lewis; Oscar Isaacs...Tom needs to recognize that. Brand new pics of Tom back in London on the Underground. And he was spotted by a fan at Pret a Manger. Also, a video clip of his paparazzi posing pal Lizzie Olsen, in which she praises his ediquette in remembering the names of and in writing thank you notes to the entire cast and crew of ISTL. I think Tom is quite kind, but also so image conscientious.

832 Name: Whatsinaname : 2018-09-15 06:40 ID:6LNXsSd5

Who is Phil Wang and why does he hate Tom?

833 Name: Unknown : 2018-09-15 16:11 ID:xC8EsSI3

>>832 Phil Wang is a comedian and he's in a comedy show. I don't think he hates Tom he's just saying that for the show.

834 Name: Heynon : 2018-09-15 23:52 ID:N+5QDef3

>>832, >>833 Yes, he's basically a glorified troll for the attention.

In other news, Tom is working on some unspecified project with a production company: on twitter at /whoisjoshwilson/status/1040918490457227264 - anyone know anything about this Josh Wilson?

835 Name: Heynon : 2018-09-16 00:07 ID:N+5QDef3

>>831 Interesting point. All of those you listed, though, had the advantage of establishing their careers before the internet, with the new expectation of being able to know anything about anyone almost instantly. Oscar Isaacs - I guess I haven't watched enough movies in the past few years, but I had to look up what he's done, and I have seen him in at least one film. Therefore, I think that to some extent, Tom has to be conscious of his image so as not to be lost in the crowd of all the millenial actors. (And think of how much information and entertainment we're now bombarded with - it can take being a bit "noisy" to stand out.) So that makes it even more unfortunate that he damaged his image.

836 Name: Heynon : 2018-09-16 01:25 ID:N+5QDef3

Working my way backwards, to see if I can reconstruct some of my pre-captcha thoughts from the other night.

The main reasons I don’t think that the SoS was planned too far in advance:

• The longer they planned it, the more time there was for someone on his team or in his family to question whether it really was a good idea and persuade the rest.
• The longer they had, couldn’t have they have come up with a more realistic-looking romance? (“Let’s get them photographed in the new paparazzi hot spot, Rhode Island! Let’s have them meet each others’ families after only a couple weeks!”)

The reasons I think it more likely came together in May (at least on his end) - although we might see him as having been riding high then, he may not have felt that way, especially if he’s extremely ambitious:

• CP had poor box office and mixed reviews; ISTL had poor reviews for the film itself (which killed his chance of lots of awards noms for his performance); and High-Rise had both low box office and mixed reviews, most of which focused on Wheatley’s interpretation and not on Tom’s performance. Yes, TNM was a huge hit in the UK, but it wasn’t over here. And the reviews of it from major US outlets uniformly made a crack about “one long Bond audition tape.”
• KSI turned out to be not the leading-man role he’d signed up for, but a comparatively small part in a very large cast.
• Then came the news about Loki. While I agree that he probably didn’t care about the role from an artistic standpoint any longer, it was a great safety net for his career – a big paycheck, lots of publicity, and good reviews every few years. Not easy to get that kind of good thing going as an actor.
• So at that point, he might have been off balance enough to agree to a really bad idea to get him a lot more PR.

All that said, I hadn’t heard that he started following TS in Feb. ’16; I knew she had followed him several months before the Met, but not the reverse. And that “no ring on this finger” comment was strange, though it could have been a Freudian-slip message to his current FWB (EO, JA, who knows?) that their thing wasn’t serious (right up there with “nothing to write home about”).

837 Name: Sosorrry : 2018-09-16 03:01 ID:zSl8T0x0

>>836 The PR thirsty Team Swift started following Tom way back in 2014, b/c they're always desperate to portray her as a sexual being. This is partly why her PR relationships are so utterly unbelievable. She's not a Rihanna or an Angelina Jolie, or a Scarlett Johansson-type (and who is, by the way?) She is just a stiff model wannabe who knows how to awkwardly attempt to hold hands w a man while mimicking his style of fashion, and looking down at the ground demurely. And then her fans, others suburban girls, live through the fantasies that her PR team create in the tabloids, which is why they are so protective of the fictional narratives. Anyway, they followed Tom after relationship expert and future Real Housewives of New Jersey star Siggy Flicker was asked to analyze a potential relationship between them for an US magazine Valentine's Day article. And Tom didn't follow back till right before he presented at the CMA Awards in 2016.

838 Name: Sosorry : 2018-09-19 01:35 ID:zSl8T0x0

Career news! Tom and Elizabeth Olsen will be doing a Loki/Red Witch tv series for the new Disney streaming service under Marvel Studios?! "The actors who portrayed these heroes and villains in the Avengers films and their spin-offs, such as Tom Hiddleston and Elizabeth Olsen, are expected to play them in the streaming shows." I'm nonplussed.

839 Name: Anon : 2018-09-19 09:25 ID:IMaFOoe+

>>838 It sounds prettt speculative TBH. I see Marvel has not commented!

840 Name: Heynon : 2018-09-19 12:22 ID:bswgVGOG

>>838, >>839 Nor has Disney commented. And "[t]he Marvel series are in early development and writers have yet to be attached to the projects" means that this could be a long way off - at least TNM2 has writers! Disney's streaming service, per this, isn't even set to launch until at least late 2019.

841 Name: Whatsinaname : 2018-09-19 16:23 ID:6LNXsSd5

Not sure of the credibility of the Standard but they're saying that TNM2 may not happen.

Looks like the good and the bad happened to him in the past 24 hours.

842 Name: Anon : 2018-09-19 18:44 ID:A3rZwPke

>>841 Two inaccurate statements in that article:

  1. We may never see Tom Hiddleston’s bum again.
  2. He is “not exactly underemployed.”

843 Name: Anon : 2018-09-19 18:50 ID:A3rZwPke

>>836 Sorry for not responding to this earlier - a lot to chew over re timing. I’d be interested to know if you now think it was fake (separately from the question of when exactly TH bought into the publicity plan).

I just keep looking at how she has been with her new lover - almost totally off grid even though she has supposedly been seeing him for more than a year. There have been maybe two or three stories with fake (ie arranged) pap shots, and maybe one or two with genuine fuzzy as hell pap pics. It feels real in a way that a lot of her other relationships just haven’t (not only Tayto).

844 Name: Hey one : 2018-09-20 18:03 ID:vsFoFSho

>>843 I’m still mulling my answer to that - more to come. In the meantime, I found this for potential discussion, related to Tom’s film career going forward:

845 Name: Heynon : 2018-09-20 22:22 ID:bswgVGOG

The reintroduction continues: , and it’s sold out, of course.

846 Name: Heynon : 2018-09-20 22:24 ID:bswgVGOG

847 Name: Heynon : 2018-09-20 22:26 ID:bswgVGOG

Sorry for the duplicate - I thought captcha ate the first one!

848 Name: Heynon : 2018-09-26 00:02 ID:bswgVGOG

Taffy is still milking her 15 minutes of fame, now with the lovely comment she apparently made to Tom of "Tom, this has been the best week of my life. You should try to enjoy this more. I know it was tough with the Taylor stuff, but this is really amazing."--

849 Name: Anon : 2018-09-28 13:27 ID:m48yblD6

>>848 I saw this a few days ago - was going to comment and never got round to it. That woman is a piece of work isn’t she? Does a hatchet job, then milks it frantically for weeks on end, then mills it again while revealing she has been a complete bitch!!

The news on the other front is - interesting. I didn’t bother getting tickets though they hadn’t sold out when I looked (a few hours after it had been announced). The rehabilitation rollout continues.

Do we think this presages a work announcement? Or is it part of a plan to get that work by showing/reminding everyone that he is - well, let’s not put too fine a point on it, not as nuts as Tayto might have led one to believe. I am inclined to think the latter. I reckon that after it became apparent that Tayto had killed his buzz, he did what was already booked (IW filming in April 17, contractually required publicity), took a loooong holiday from auditioning (grew beard, bought dog etc), started the rollout very quietly and is probably only recently pursuing projects more assiduously.

850 Name: Unknown : 2018-09-30 15:42 ID:xC8EsSI3

Pretty harsh words, and uncalled for, calling her a bitch. Obviously Tom didnt think the interview was bad since I'm sure his publicist gave the ok to run it and Tom himself was liking Twitter posts that approved of it the day the interview was released. I'm sure he's still friends with Taffy now much to your displeasure. The disgusting ageism and misogyny of his fanbase never fails to surprise me.

851 Name: Anon : 2018-09-30 17:39 ID:o1bEphas


Oh rly? Well, it never ceases to amaze me how many sanctimonious nannying cunts there are in Tom’s fanbase, who lurk on this board in the hope of sucking up some gossip simultaneously with pretending to be above it all and whingeing when we say something mildly critical. Piss off back to your nanny blog on tumblr.

852 Name: Unknown : 2018-09-30 20:02 ID:xC8EsSI3

Mildly critical? You mean with your foaming in your mouth outburst and misogynistic language. Calling women a cunt or a bitch because she told a funny story about the media calling her "mystery brunette" because she was photographed and hugged Tom and mistakenly thought of as Tom's girlfriend. Good thing Tom is charging $200 plus dollars in dealing with you psychos. I don't blame the man in not dealing with his toxic fanbase, especially on social media. Poor guy.

853 Name: Anon : 2018-09-30 20:14 ID:o1bEphas

>>852 No, I’m calling you a cunt, actually.

I’m calling her a bitch for telling him “I know it was tough with the Taylor stuff but this (meaning her 5 minutes of fame at his expense) is really amazing.” Anyone else - meaning anyone who’s been on this board for more than 3 seconds - think that was a bit self-absorbed/unkind/bitchy?

By the way, I think it was you upthread who said “As always his ego got too big with the little accolades he garnered and took part in the most fake celebrity relationship anyone has ever seen.” So it’s ok for you to say whatever you like but one comment you disagree with and suddenly you are defending him against his “toxic fans”? Fuck off, hypocrite.

854 Name: Anon : 2018-09-30 20:23 ID:o1bEphas

>>852 “Tom is too much of a suck up, he wants everyone to love him” - that was you as well wasn’t it?

You must have a personality disorder if you think you can post stuff like this and then throw around dirt about his “toxic fanbase.”

855 Name: Unknown : 2018-09-30 20:31 ID:xC8EsSI3

Talk to me when you can stop with the ad hominems and using derogatory words like cunt, bitch or whatever type of crap you think up. Can you do that? Dont worry I'll wait. Until then you can take your own advice and fuck off.

856 Name: Anon : 2018-09-30 20:40 ID:o1bEphas


I notice you aren’t denying it was you who said these things, and that you are in no respect able to answer the criticism that you consider yourself free to say whatever you like while getting on your high horse about others’ views that don’t satisfy whatever mysterious morality criteria that exist in your head.

Well, I’ve been commenting on this board since 2014. I will say precisely what I please and you can suck it up. I won’t be going anywhere.

857 Name: Anon : 2018-09-30 20:51 ID:o1bEphas

And I will make one further observation about you and your ilk.

People come in this board and say all sorts of critical things: Tom’s losing his hair, he looks like a scruff, his interviews are extra, his relationship is fake. There has been robust disagreement over the years about whether those things are true or not, but the rule has always been, no criticism of someone for expressing those views. Everyone has a right to their opinion.

It is always, always, the mark of trolls (including you) who come along and seek to criticise the person for expressing the view, and not the view itself. You’re a bad person, a bad fan, or in your charming words a psycho or an misogynist for expressing the view. Almost always the troll is a new or infrequent visitor to the board as well, but obviously a lurker who shows themselves to be every bit as “invested” as the people they seek to criticise.

And you trolls are slowly but surely killing this board. Remember Anon.? (She who started this board which you are so high-handedly seeking to order me off?) She was one of many who made it what it was - she found twitter sightings before anyone else did and they all took them off to tumblr from here. Or Anonon who had great gossip from the TR set. They and many others left because they were sick of people like you coming here and making your sanctimonious little complaints that we were bad fans for expressing our opinions. Well good luck. When you run the rest of us out of town there won’t be anyone left and you can all sit in the tumbleweeds together hoping that Tom reads this and pats you on the head for being top fan. Good luck with that.

858 Name: Unknown : 2018-09-30 21:03 ID:xC8EsSI3

You're projecting. A lot.

859 Name: Heynon : 2018-09-30 22:09 ID:bswgVGOG

>>857 Well said.

>>849 I was wondering, myself, if this event was to make a project announcement quietly, maybe one with Josie Rourke. But given that he's recently turned up at a couple of well-publicized events, you're likely right that his rehab/reintroduction rollout is kicking into a higher gear.

860 Name: Unknown : 2018-09-30 23:42 ID:xC8EsSI3

Warning long post. Dgaf if no one reads it or not especially to the person whose it aimed at. This is for posterity sake more then anything.

>>857 So you're taking the "free speech" approach as in "no one judge my opinion and I can say whatever I want without anyone judging it". I called you out because you called Taffy, for no apparent reason because of an innocent remark she said, a bitch. She didnt call Tom names and also reassured him that he didnt need to apologize about the Daily Mail thinking her, a married woman, as his girlfriend. She was telling him it wasn't his fault and she found the claim funny because he was scared of a type of Hiddleswift fiasco again. You on the other had judged this woman for no apparent reason a bitch because she didnt reply the way you wanted to. Do you even know what the definition of a bitch is? Apparently not since you're reading into something that isn't there with her and with me.

You can say whatever you want, but since this a public forum where anyone can join and everyone can judge your opinion about this person, deal with it. That's what free speech is; dealing with the consequences of your opinion in a public forum no less. Say whatever but people will call you out and that person just happened to be me. If you dont want the public to join in then make your own forum and pick and choose whose allowed to join. Problem solved.

I've seen a lot of his fanbase not only harass but use misogynistic language aimed at the women he has relationships to specifically (cunt, whore, bitch) just because they "didnt treat Tom right" whatever the arbitrary "right way" it might be. And theres no mistake it's because they dared to be within arm length of Tom or had/have a relationship with him. Fans are so entitled to this man they have no relationship with. Can't allow someone you or some of the fanbase disapprove of said woman because she will be labeled a cunt or bitch because "reasons" or something arbitrary or simply jealousy or competition.

Plus Tom is the actor, a public figure, he knows it comes with the job in people judging his looks or the typical actor ego. He even has admitted to being pretentious. Taffy isn't an actor whose whole thing is about showing off an image to play with the general public and to Fans. She simply told a story that was aimed at her simply because she was in the close proximity of an actor you're defending for no reason simply because the female reporter didnt say the exact words you would've said if you were in her place.

Tom has taken no offense with her and the interview and if he had he would've told his management to pulled the interview. This is a grown soon to be 38 year old man and you're defending him like he's some child star who cant defend himself and has no idea what he's doing.

Btw people on this same thread have observed him of looking unwell and losing his hair, a thing he himself has admitted to but I dont see you getting their old quotes and calling them a cunt.

You'll probably come with a TL;DR or have some other drawn out reply attacking my character. Yes I judge Tom Hiddleston alot of people do, all celebrities are judged what a shock. I'm sure you'll call them cunts as well or something worse. But I have to remind you freedom of speech is a two way street and I can say whatever I want as well, especially on a thread whose sole purpose is to discuss things and have debates. You simply went off the deep end and attacked my character simply because I called you out on calling this woman you dont know a bitch because of her innocent story about her and Tom.

The one whose exhibiting nannying tendencies is you, you have not called Tom any derogatory names when he has done some unsavory things like hooking up with taken women knowing that they're in relationships (Olsen and Swift). But he's not a whore right? No no must be those cunt women right?

861 Name: Unknown : 2018-09-30 23:43 ID:xC8EsSI3

You who have turned this whole discussion not about asking me why I think you calling Taffy a bitch is misogynistic but of projecting onto me of being a troll because you got PTSD from some other people who didnt conform to your ways and thinking I give a flying fuck about being some actor's #1 fan when, as you've quoted from my past posts, I do no such thing (and even if i were I'm doing an awful job of it with calling out his ego, sycophantic fans dont say the stuff I've said about him).

Oh and btw people who disagree with you aren't trolls so look up that definition along with bitch and what those two words mean before you start accusing people of being either.

I said my piece you can do whatever as always. You can be more colorful and add more derogatory slurs which I'm sure you will do. I'm just posting this out of posterity really I honestly dont care if you reply back. Because I know with the way you replied to me I know no such thing as rationality will come out of you.

Finally thanks for proving my point that his fanbase contain some, more often then not, misogynistic people by you calling me a cunt. So thanks for confirming that, you just proved my point.

862 Name: Heynon : 2018-10-03 01:10 ID:bswgVGOG

On Torilla, a couple of pictures and a short video clip from the "Dickens vs Tolstoy" event today. Lots more of both on social media/tumblr. A video should be posted by the organization in the next 10 days or so. His hair may need its own postal code soon, but he looked good (in uniform, but good).

863 Name: Sosorry : 2018-10-03 05:09 ID:zSl8T0x0

>>862 Rehearsal pics of Tom rehearsing and performing at the Dickens/Tolstoy reading event.

864 Name: Sosorry : 2018-10-03 14:18 ID:zSl8T0x0

And now Tom will be performing alongside David Suchet, Patrick Marber, TNM castmate Russell Tovey, Hollow Crown/Deep Blue Sea castmate Simon Russell Beale, Kristin Scott Thomas, etc. in a charity gala celebrating Harold Pinter's birthday, "Pinter at the Pinter"! I'm still wondering what his next project will be. If Tom is really doing the Loki online series for Disney, what does this cerebral thinking man re-boot of his career have to do with that? Is that just about money?

Happy Birthday, Harold will take place on what would have been the Nobel Prize winning playwright’s 88th birthday on October 10th
Charity event will raise money for Amnesty International and Chance to Shine

865 Name: Sosorry : 2018-10-03 16:57 ID:zSl8T0x0

And now Tom is taking a classic pap walk, while walking Bobby with a tall "mystery brunette" in London. Let the madness begin.

866 Name: Sosorry : 2018-10-03 17:05 ID:zSl8T0x0

>>865 The DM calls her a pal, and also notes that Tom is currently single. Tom's slightly questionable PR team is back, and it is in full effect, gosh help us.

867 Name: Heynon : 2018-10-04 01:12 ID:bswgVGOG

>>863 Thanks! Here's the longest set of video clips I've seen, but they're not good quality:

868 Name: Heynon : 2018-10-04 01:19 ID:bswgVGOG

>>864 Well, no one has officially confirmed the Loki series (even Tom's PR tweeted about it and then deleted the tweet). Maybe he and EO will be asked about it at the Chicago con - they're doing a panel together.

If he does do it, it could just be for the money. Maybe he's going for the sort of life where he does a lot of small charity/passion projects, and does something more pop-culture oriented now and then to finance the rest. I hope there are some videos from the Pinter performances - Pinter's work is so [pause] stylistically different [pause] from anything I've [paaaaauuuse] seen Tom do before.

869 Name: Heynon : 2018-10-04 01:22 ID:bswgVGOG

>>865, >>866 Funny how this comes only a few days after some tumblr anons were commenting that we haven't seen him out with Bobby in quite a while. From what I've seen, reaction to this has been surprisingly subdued (though I haven't checked Twitter - taking a break from the political firestorms here, which have been stressing me out a lot. Thank goodness for new Tom content.)

870 Name: Sosorry : 2018-10-04 03:15 ID:zSl8T0x0

>>869 I think that we're just calmly bemused at the lack of creativity of his PR team. They're definitely well intending one-trick ponies. Remember when Tom took a pap walk w that brunette in the short skirt, while walking in his neighborhood, and she was a regular at Ginger and White? Now we have another brunette on a scheduled neighborhood pap walk, and she is apparently in the TH fandom, and became a local resident and a regular at Ginger and White to meet Tom?! Joanna gets press for her singer/songwriting career, he gets a little press for the day. Also reminds me of when Tom was seen out and about w his RADA chum Sian, but the photos are even more benign.

871 Name: Sosorry : 2018-10-04 19:20 ID:zSl8T0x0

A few more torilla pics of Tom on the pap walk, while talking to a mother and a daughter who are either fans or they are asking him for directions.

872 Name: Sosorry : 2018-10-05 16:55 ID:zSl8T0x0

Celebitchy is pretty biased against Hiddleston: "My vibe from the photos isn’t “hot and heavy.” I’m not even sure that Tom is capable of looking hot & heavy with someone in candid photos..." Ouch. but maybe it's good that even Tom's critics acknowledge how he's consistently pulled back from the press and from PR shenanigans, and is trying to get back to a more grounded life.

"Here’s some good news, maybe. To think that just two or three years ago, Tom Hiddleston would have caused worldwide headlines whenever he was photographed with a lady, but nowadays, he can walk down the street with a woman and most people just shrug. I think that’s what he wants, by the way – he had a taste of what it was like to date someone super-famous and have his every public appearance scrutinized, and he doesn’t want that anymore." "

874 Name: Heynon : 2018-10-11 01:24 ID:bswgVGOG

Lots of pictures of Tom (and other participating celebs) at the afterparty for the Pinter birthday event tonight:

There should be some video of the event out tomorrow.

875 Name: Sosorry : 2018-10-11 16:00 ID:zSl8T0x0

Very excited Twitter sighting of Tom on the tube, w a script in hand, perhaps.


876 Name: Sosorry : 2018-10-11 16:02 ID:zSl8T0x0

>>875 yvonne

Sosorry. This is the full handle for the twitter sighting of Tom on the tube. She wrote quite a lot about the sighting.

877 Name: Sosorry : 2018-10-12 00:44 ID:y53vxnjH

Pictures of Tom, Michael Kors, Kate Moss, and his his old Suburban Shootout costar Ruth Wilson at an MK cocktail party.

878 Name: Sosorry : 2018-10-12 22:26 ID:G/bSTCxP

Apparently the chance of The Night Manager sequel is not looking good. I'm kind of relieved about this.

879 Name: Heynon : 2018-10-18 23:14 ID:bswgVGOG

>> 878 Not surprising at this point, and probably just as well that it won’t happen if they can’t come up with. a great script.

Excerpts from the Pinter celebration:

880 Name: Couch Potato : 2018-10-19 03:56 ID:pTkZhRHG

>>872 "Celebitchy" is the title of a series of pretty nice clothed JAV. I thought I'd let you know.

881 Name: Sosorry : 2018-10-27 17:39 ID:zSl8T0x0

Tom Hiddleston and Richard Madden attend the press night of 'I and You' at Hampstead Theatre in support of his Tom's Early Man film costar, Maisie Williams. Richard Madden is kind of wearing Tom's uniform w brown chelsea boots instead of grey, and he's just starred in this year's The Night Manager, The Bodyguard. Wild.

882 Name: Heynon : 2018-10-27 23:24 ID:bswgVGOG

Guess who’s doing another comic con? TwitterDOTcom/ACEcomiccon/status/1056249060070440961

883 Name: Sosorry : 2018-10-28 15:56 ID:zSl8T0x0

New pics of Tom buying two new pairs of Hunter boots at the Hunter store on Regent St in London.
>>882 The salary for those conventions must be pretty good. Or maybe he signed a K agreement to do a certain number of conventions w ACE this year.

884 Name: Heynon : 2018-10-28 19:56 ID:bswgVGOG

>>883 Now let's hope he buys some new jeans to replace the ones that sprang a hole at the last con!

Cons do pay off really well for popular celebrities. That he's doing so many in a row suggests a contract, a lead-in to something Loki, or a last chance to cash in on that role.

885 Name: Sosorry : 2018-10-30 03:41 ID:zSl8T0x0

Tom was just seen in classic white tie and tails at the Annual Banquet of the Worshipful Company of Shipwrights, held at the Mansion House in London. There is a great pic of the invitation, and a short paragraph about Tom's Scottish ancestors who worked in the shipping industry on the hiddlesfashion blog. I'm not sure his messy hair and beard go with such a distinguished dress code, but it's great to see him out and about. Tom's image reboot continues, but what is he rebooting towards? Hmm...

886 Name: Sosorry : 2018-10-30 23:47 ID:zSl8T0x0

>>885 Pics of the Shipwrights Banquet.

887 Name: Sosorry : 2018-10-30 23:48 ID:zSl8T0x0

888 Name: Heynon : 2018-10-31 02:21 ID:bswgVGOG

>>885 - >>887 He looks like a classical musician! Or Sir Thomas Sharpe, if CP had been set in San Francisco and Sir Thomas had just come down from his mine in the mountains.

889 Name: Sosorry : 2018-11-02 02:10 ID:zSl8T0x0

Deadline states that the Loki/Scarlet Witch w Hiddleston and Olsen series is one of several "potential series" tipped to be offered with the new Disney streaming service, along with a Winter Soldier/Falcon series, set for late 2019. We shall see...Btw, why wasn't Tom cast in Kenneth Branagh's new film about the life of Shakespeare starring Ken and Dame Judi Dench? And apparently, casting for Ken's Poirot sequel Death on the Nile has started and includes Armie Hammer and Wonder Woman, Gal Gadot. Fingers crossed that AH didn't swipe the romantic male lead part of Simon.

890 Name: Sosorry : 2018-11-02 05:18 ID:zSl8T0x0

Apparently the reviewers are not claiming that the new LeCarre/BBC adaptation of The Little Drummer Girl is as seductive entertainment as "Hiddleston's buttock-baring spy romp" Night Manager hit. I guess that's a compliment of sorts.

"On this evidence, one third of the six-part whole, this slow-burner lacks the instantly seductive appeal of Night Manager." "Though it is more faithful to its source novel than Night Manager, the screenplay by Michael Lesslie and Claire Wilson strips out much of le Carre's moral and political anguish without adding enough of the sexy thriller elements that made Tom Hiddleston's buttock-baring spy romp into deluxe pulp television."

891 Name: Heynon : 2018-11-07 01:50 ID:bswgVGOG

>>889 I suspect Armie Hammer wouldn't have been announced for the DOTN cast unless he will be the romantic male lead, alas. But also maybe just as well for Tom - the release date for it just moved almost a year later than originally scheduled:

Maybe Tom will have a cameo in KB's Shakespeare bio. From IMDB, it looks as though the principal cast is quite small. But yes, this project would have fit in quite nicely with his current off-the-radar approach.

892 Name: Heynon : 2018-11-07 01:57 ID:bswgVGOG

Summary of the speakers' event with Tom and Josie Rourke last week:

There will be an official video of it soon, they say. Some very nice pictures in that post! I particularly like these:

He looks happy and healthy (and hairy).

I was rather expecting some kind of project news to come out of this, but no, not even a hint of some future collaboration that I've seen posted.

893 Name: Heynon : 2018-11-07 02:10 ID:bswgVGOG

894 Name: Heynon : 2018-11-07 02:17 ID:bswgVGOG

>>881 (This finally should catch me up on his appearances) He's back to his glum "official pictures in the UK" face in these.

Quite a contrast to how much like "old Tom" he looked at the Chicago comiccon, for example: - there are tons of photo ops pictures on SM in which he's genuinely smiling and laughing.

895 Name: Sosorry : 2018-11-08 00:54 ID:zSl8T0x0

896 Name: Heynon : 2018-11-08 03:47 ID:bswgVGOG

>>895 Not one of his better hair appearances.

He’s doing yet another con, this one as a replacement for Seb Stan - see tokyocomiccon on Twitter.

897 Name: Sosorry : 2018-11-08 16:48 ID:zSl8T0x0

Minivideo of Ton at the BAFTA Breakthrough Brits Reception by Burberry.

898 Name: Sosorry : 2018-11-09 01:52 ID:zSl8T0x0

Tom Hiddleston is officially confirmed for the Loki Disney series. Wow. I'm numb. Should be a solid paycheck, but how does his career as a dramatic actor evolve as well? Does he do plays when he is not filming? Is he still going to fight for supporting roles in dramas? I'm confused.

899 Name: Heynon : 2018-11-09 04:00 ID:bswgVGOG

>>898 Boy, it’s starting to feel like “what career as a dramatic actor”? At least based on what we have (not) seen for the last 2 years, except for RadHam. His Brit and MCU peers all seem to be getting work, and he’s getting... convention cash. I wonder if he’s working on moving into producing or directing and is building up a large sum with which he can bankroll projects.

I have’t seen anything about the length of the Loki series, have you?

900 Name: Heynon : 2018-11-09 23:58 ID:bswgVGOG

Tom (or someone on his behalf) tweeted about the Loki series: twitterDOTcom/twhiddleston/status/1060955612413079558/photo/1

I find myself more excited by his return to social media than by the series itself.

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