British actor Tom Hiddleston is one classy dude, in so many ways.
Not only can I just look at him all day long, but I’m also fascinated by what he has to say.
So, I’d be the girlfriend who sits there, gazing adoringly at my Hiddles while he talked about finding what ticks behind the “exterior of people.”
He recently gave a very insightful interview to The Observer, discussing how he approaches playing different characters and about any advantages he may have had with his upper-class education.
Tom is promoting his upcoming BBC six-part spy thriller The Night Manager, adapted from the John le Carré novel, in which he plays a former British soldier who now manages a swanky hotel, but is asked by British intelligence to go undercover to infiltrate a criminal arms-dealing enterprise.
Hiddleston explained to The Observer about playing such a cool and collected character:
I found the performance fascinating. The manager had impeccable courtesy. If somebody asks where the bar is, you say: ‘Allow me to escort you.’ It’s about making every guest feel looked after… I suppose I’m fascinated by the private vulnerability and the exterior of people. I think that’s an essential truth. I sort of quite like trying to find what makes people tick behind the construction of their identity.
Hiddleston also spoke about his education at such prestigious schools as Eton and Cambridge and about how that may have given him the upper hand in his career.
There are so many successful actors who didn’t go there. Like Michael Fassbender and Daniel Craig and Domhnall Gleeson and Luke Evans and Gemma Arterton and Andrea Riseborough. There’s so many, the list goes on and on and on. Idris Elba… It’s socially divisive in a way it shouldn’t be, because I think wherever you are from you should be able to follow your passion. Wherever you went to school, if you have something authentic to contribute, you should be allowed to. There is an acknowledged problem of access and inequality of opportunity – I don’t know how to remedy that. But yeah, I’m on everyone’s side; I’m on the side of the actors. I’m not there to divide the world into pieces.
So eloquent, right?! I’m telling ya, Sunday mornings in bed with this guy, newspapers strewn all over, intellectual conversation over tea and scones = HEAVEN.