“Oh my sweet little sticky toffee puddin’ – of course there are! As a wise philosopher once said: If your PR team isn’t leaking fake stories about showing up to the Emmys wearing an engagement ring, do they even exist at all?”
Tom Hiddleston, one-half of Taylor Swift’s living Tommy Hilfiger ad, recently did a Facebook Live Q&A with The Hollywood Reporter to promote The Night Manager. Of course it didn’t take long before the conversation turned to Tom’s whirlwind summertime romance with the singing snake.
Tom was asked about their constantly-photographed relationship and the culture of celebrity. Tom claimed that the reason why you saw so many pictures of him and Taylor this summer is because they couldn’t avoid it. It’s not their fault – everyone has cameras now!
“We all live in a world where every phone has a camera and there’s nothing new, really, about the spotlight on me, I think that’s what happens when you’re a public figure.”
As for what he’s learned from being Taylor Swift’s current celebrity boyfriend, Tom kind of panicked. But he says he’s learned that there are a lot of lying haters out there who don’t know the truth.
“I’ve learned that there are many sides to a story, and that sometimes there are a lot of stories out there which are false, and the hardest thing is to try to not let those falsehoods affect your own life. That’s what I would say.”
Taylor just sprayed strawberry milk out of her nose in disbelief. Many sides? Lots of stories? Didn’t he get the memo that when someone asks about them, he’s supposed to pull off his shirt to reveal his I Heart TS tank underneath and exclaim “Here’s the only story you need: Once upon a time I fell in love with Taylor Swift, THE END.”
It all happens around the 19:15 mark, including Tom’s “Oh shit, what answer would her PR team want me to give” face.
Tom also talked a lot of boring talk about the process of making The Night Manager and ~acting~ and all that. One thing he said was that he’d love to do a comedy some day, and that he’d really love to do a rom-com, because it would be such a challenge. Tom says he likes the idea of a rom-com because “the best ones have a truthfulness about them.” Wait a minute. What if he never really wanted Bond after all. Maybe that’s one of the “false stories” he was talking about. What if he’s been throwing himself in front of the paps with his blonde-haired blue-eyed soooooo goofy girl-next-door girlfriend to prove he could handle the lead in a rom-com. What if both of them are trying for a rom-com? It all makes sense; they’ve already proven they can handle awkward quirky flirt dancing. Dear god, I hope that there’s not a When Harry Met Sally deli scene featuring Taylor Swift’s fake moans in our future.