Hiddleston and Swinton at Cannes

Posted on May 28, 2013

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Tom Hiddleston and Tilda Swinton attend ‘Only Lovers Left Alive’ Photocall during the 66th Annual Cannes Film Festival.

Chanel Resort 2014 Collection/Model: Mijo Mihaljcic (IMG)

There were no survivors.

Is it weird that we want them to make out? We only ever say that when it’s two men on the red carpet, for obvious reasons.

We suppose we could offend the universe by attempting to impose scores on them both, but they look delicious together and we see little need to break that down. Combined Score: 9.75/10 – and that’s because we think her pants are a tiny bit long.



[Photo Credit: Pixplanete/PR Photos, style.com]

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  • Dying, from, fierceness, overload,….

    • Heron

      Ugh I love her. We watched Constantine this weekend and besides a hilarious Keanu, the highlight of that movie is Tilda as the androgynous angel Gabriel. SO. FIERCE!

      • marlie

        She’s the only reason why I watch it every time it’s on. I also love Peter Stormare as the devil.

        • Heron

          Peter Stormare is AMAZING as the devil. Honestly, it’s a pretty good movie. But Keanu, man. He’s really not great.

        • kmc1138


      • Perditax

        How have I not seen this?!? Guess that’s my evening sorted, ta!

      • j_anson

        I have an unjustified but very real love for that movie.

        • quiltrx

          As do I! Swinton, Stormare, Hounsou, PTV…and if that weren’t enough, Gavin Rossdale as the nether-world’s sexiest demon–in a suit. Magical.

          • SO. Sexy. That scene where he laughs as Keanu beats him up? Guh.

    • drdarke

      Okay, anybody make a COUPLE WHO FELL TO EARTH joke yet…?

      Even David Bowie can’t summon up as much sheer awesome ‘tude as these two do anymore!

      • fursa_saida


  • Sara Brams-Miller

    Disagree about the pants being too long!!! You know what they say, one inch from the ground if you are wearing a heel. If they were any shorter than they are, the pants would look stupid!!!

    • Deb_Lynn

      Ugh, I would know; I’ve done it. It looks awful, and it feels awful. The only way to sidestep that rule is with cigarette or skinny pants.

    • marlie

      I agree too. I think the pants are perfect, in this case.

  • Kristobel

    I cannot wait to watch this movie – in which they make out – because they are the two most weirdly attractive people, and are so perfectly cast as vampires that I cannot even stand it.

    • AnneElliot

      So, a remake of The Hunger??? David Bowie was in the original, so that’s PERFECT.

  • Jessi03

    They look fantastic! I saw a picture of him in this outfit going around where he had the Tardis sign over his jacket pocket. Kinda bummed to find out it was photoshop. It would have been such a classy geek moment for Cannes.

    • majorbedhead

      I saw that, too! I really hoped it was real. Alas….

  • Diego!

    This is SUPREME! Gorgeous couple of actors! 😀

  • Sobaika

    Cheekbone overload.

  • HomeOfficeGirl

    She looks amazing as a human!! With the hair blowing and a smile and interacting with another life source!

  • MilaXX

    They look so goof together here it looks like it should be an ad for Awesomely Chic Vacations or something.

  • BrooklynBomber

    I adore her Chanel togs except for one thing: I wish the pants weren’t so voluminous (for me, width, not length, is the only problem). As for him: per-fucking-fection, and I never react that way to pictures of men in suits. In fact, I think I’m lusting after his suit even more than her outfit.

  • lundibleu

    Guh… *drifts off in haze*
    Why can’t we all go and play on their planet? It seems like it’d be fun.

    • formerlyAnon

      Because we’d all develop horrible inferiority complexes?

      • lundibleu

        Oh, I dunno. We may all learn how to be fabulous while walking to the beat of our own drums.

        • formerlyAnon

          Man, I used to work pretty hard on that one, but it never quite took. I’m not sure it’s something one can learn.

  • Patricia Gillett

    Already frontrunners for the “‘Bow Down To Us, Bitches’ Red Carpet Pairing of the Year” accolades. And it’s only May. But really, who is going to beat them?

    • Kimmu

      Absolutely no one. I was waiting with baited breath for shots of them from Cannes because I knew it was going to be amazing, and I was not disappointed. I also really loved their evening looks as well.

  • he dresses too obviously left, doesn’t he?

    • EdithP

      He’s Hamming it up.

      • Carly Warnock

        Best comment ever. It’s all I could think.

        • EdithP

          I mean, it’s right there. At first I thought it was a fabric bulge….

      • Sweetpea176

        My first thought was “ugh, has Jon Hamm made this a thing now?”

    • racrobin

      I just had to scroll up and take a look at the “leftness” and then realized I felt slightly dirty. Is this what straight men feel like all day long?

      • conniemd

        I had to google the term “dresses to the left” and now I definitely feel dirty, but more educated. 🙂

        • demidaemon

          Same. You inspired me to do it. 🙂

    • barbarienne

      I’m so glad I wasn’t the only person who got distracted by that.

    • marlie

      You can’t help but look!

    • frederieke

      I read the comments section just to make sure I wasn’t the only perv that was looking.

    • Jennifer Christensen

      Actually, he was to the right at Iron Man 3 a couple weeks ago. Normal Hiddleston to be able to tell. And I Love That About Him!!

    • lundibleu

      I did wonder if his trousers were just a tad too tight across the crotch when I noticed that earlier.

  • I had only seen pictures of Tom on Tumblr this weekend and was already anticipating a post of him, but OMG add in the SWINTON and this is the POST OF POSTS!
    Apparently he’s shirtless for half the film? Maybe her too? The Bitter Kittens demand the release NOW!

  • MoHub

    Double WERQ!

  • If any other actors were chosen for their upcoming movie, I’d think the plot of immortal vampirers/underground goth rock stars would be silly and left with tons of unrealized potential, but with these two, I am so very there.

    • fursa_saida

      I. CAN’T. WAIT.

  • I wish I could see her wearing the red sunglasses in her pocket, but she’d never wear sunglasses on the red carpet.

  • DaveUWSNYC

    He dresses to the left. No doubt.

  • gabbilevy

    I definitely want them to make out. They have pretty amazing chemistry in these photos, and their coordinated without being matched… no one else stands a chance once these two landed.

    • Airkisses

      I got excited since I saw they were holding hands in that first picture!!! Chemistry is through the roof.

  • isapaiva

    Now that’s a guy with a nearly cult-like fan following on the internet that I can understand! Sigh…
    Swinton is Swinton.

    • Heidi/FranticButFab

      Count me as a member of said cult 🙂

  • procrastinatrice

    Not digging her pants…length, width…all of it really. Also the shoes don’t go.

  • alyce1213

    Oh Tilda. Your face is a work of art.
    Damn, she’s not wearing a stitch of makeup! (I hope she’s got plenty of sunscreen.)

    • And she appears to REALLY be not wearing makeup, rather than the eleven-product barely-there “no makeup” look that most people mean when they say they aren’t wearing makeup.

      • Qitkat

        It’s one of my favorite things about her. Way too much makeup in general on the red carpet. I like that she has that kind of confidence or, maybe it’s just, *don’t give a damn.* Either way, she’s authentic.

        • rajf

          She really looks good without it too, and I think that’s partly because she has quite dark blue eyes for someone as fair as she is.

  • Jennifer Peters-Ahnberg

    Not weird at all. The second to last picture made me say, “kiss her, you fool.”

    You’ve given us a tremendous amount of fierce for first thing on a rainy Tuesday. I might make it through the day after all.

  • Jessica Freeman

    Even with wind blown hair, its still fierce as shit. No make up on top of that, and that man….Tilda, I bow down to you.

  • l_c_ann

    By far the most interesting movie to be described from being seen at Cannes

  • Nikko Viquiera

    If ever there was a need to repopulate earth, let it begin with these two!

  • Janet B

    Love. A double WERQ for me.

    His suit is perfect for Cannes, I’m kinda silly about it.

  • Charles

    Perfection. It feels slightly like trying to stare at the sun, it’s so pretty. And that’s quite a trousersnake Hiddleston has “hidden”.

  • Deb_Lynn

    I LOVE that she popped the collar. That’s all that she needed to do to make a Chanel suit her own?? She blows my mind just how much and how easily she can make that happen.

  • Jennifer Ford

    God, I cannot WAIT for this movie.

  • mjude

    oh tilda i must always bow down

  • decormaven

    That blue on her…sigh. And he’s giving off a Leslie Howard vibe, done up for the 21st century. This day is starting off in a wonderful way. Thank you, sirs!

    • formerlyAnon

      Thank-you for the Leslie Howard reference. I have never quite been able to slot him into a “fab like X and X ” category, now you’ve done it for me.

      • decormaven

        Happy to oblige!

  • lobsterlen

    Perfect use of LADY PANTS on the red carpet. This is a wonderful day!

  • Garcia Loca

    SWINTON delivers.

  • SewingSiren

    Talk about the perfect outfits for a seaside resort film festival. Well there you go.

  • Carla_Charlton

    She is regal.

  • Their combined beauty makes me want to weep.

  • Sunraya

    Love her clothes, but wish she wore a teeny bit of makeup. She is so washed out.

  • julnyes

    these two! These Two! This Movie! Argh … I can’t handle how excited I am about this!
    I am silly with excitement!

  • StrandedFashionista

    My goodness. Swiddleston is that couple at an art gallery opening that you love to hate and distracts you from whatever is on the walls.

    • formerlyAnon

      You left out the part where part of you secretly hopes they go home and fight viciously in private. (Another part of you is ashamed of that ill-wishing, and a third part is only interested in what their makeup sex is like.)

      • StrandedFashionista

        Because under that elegant tailoring, they obviously have banging bodies, and art people always have the most interesting kinks.

        • Airkisses

          Well, Swinton has been known to sleep in a box in a museum as a performing art piece!

        • formerlyAnon

          Honestly? He’s got such an expressive face that I would love to watch it while I did, uh, *things* to him. Watching while someone else did so would be a tad voyeuristic for me, but I think I could make the sacrifice in the interests of research.

  • MsMajestyk

    Glorious! I am so excited for this movie. There’s a fabulous red carpet photo of these two and Jarmusch and a lot of swooshed up hair.
    I think making out is the next logical step.

  • Did I miss it? What is he wearing? I mean, WHO is he wearing?

    and, jesus mary and joseph, I love that Chanel!

  • flamingoNW

    Ohhh myyyyyy

    • julnyes

      I am reading that with George Takei’s voice.

  • kimbalala

    please tell me that you’ll devote a post for every one of their Cannes appearances….can’t wait to see your take on Tilda’s gold number.

  • gorghast

    I’m too distracted by the disgustingly bad sun damage to Hiddleston’s face to look at anything else.

    • BKagainwiththesweatpants

      It beats the hell out of looking at the ton-layers of goop on Jeremy Renner’s face, though.

  • Qitkat

    The Winds of Cannes deserve recognition. That is some shape-shifting hair on Tilda.

  • NYCGlamourpuss

    I’m generally not a huge fan of hers, but I really like this a lot! And he looks wonderful, too!

  • marlie

    SO much love here. She looks Tilda-fabulous, and the suit that he’s wearing is all sorts of perfect just for the way it matches his eyes.

  • ashtangajunkie

    I completely adore her. He’s pretty delightful as well. Together, it’s like getting slapped in the face with chic.

  • prettybigkitty

    Cannot wait for ‘Only Lovers Left Alive’ to be in theaters!!!! THAT will be an epic vampire/love movie for the ages.

  • Josefina Madariaga Suárez


  • formerlyAnon

    Aliens from the Planet of Pale & Fabulous.

  • rajf

    Are those red framed (sun)glasses in her pocket?

  • girliecue

    Now this is an extraterrestrial invasion I can get behind.

  • Anniebet

    BKs, we might as well establish a virtual shrine to our supreme goddess. Maybe a separate TLo page for us to choose appropriate offerings of precious things to lay at the slender, patrician feet of our (or at least, my) favorite work of art, Tilda Swinton.

    Okay, maybe that was a teensy bit over the top, but she’s divine here, and he’s approaching it. Luscious pair.

  • Total and utter swoon, once I got to the full-length shot of her with the shoes…and the delicious shot of him directly below. My day, it is made.

  • e jerry powell

    Tilda Swinton in too-long pants is still light-years better than 99% of anyone else.

  • WendyD

    I’ve come back to this post literally a dozen times today. It remains perfection.

  • AngelaGreen

    I was just thinking from these pictures “Well, they should get married.” And then you go ahead and say they should make out, and you’re just totally right.

  • jorinde

    He’s 21 years younger than her. Just realizing.

  • demidaemon

    I don’t think it’s weird. Tilda’s a bit gender neutral/pan-gender, so she appeals to everyone. Therefore, in a way, it is like two men making out.

    Beyond that, he looks delicious. I’ll have some, thank you very much.

  • Anna_Cecilia

    Weellll…I generally exclusively like to picture myself making out with TH, but they are hearbreakingly breathtaking here. I’m not worthy.

  • quiltrx

    One could study their faces and hair for hours. Just what you want in your eternals, methinks.
    And I LOVE this look on her. VERY her, very fabulous. And he’s too adorbs for words.

  • Just looking at them cleared my complexion!

  • pookiesmom

    Can we WERQ a pair? Are they an actual couple (please say yes please say yes)? Can these two reproduce to make glorious tall glowing alien children who will master the universe with their fierceness, regardless? INQUIRING MINDS WANT TO KNOW.

  • guest2visits

    What’s with all the shades of Ron Burgandy suits lately. A whiff of burnt orange for Brad Cooper, now this retro looking cyan-blue saturated shade. I no likey. Not awful but kind of goofy looking. I think her ‘suit’ works better; I really like a long jacket fitted to the woman’s form; elegant.

  • editrixie

    The double buttons on his collar placket leave me positively swooning. So chic!!! They are perfection as a couple.

  • glennethph

    What’s his stand on polyamory? Because they can totally makeout…and her boyfriend (is it still that Centaur from Narnia) and her husband(?) can watch.

  • I don’t know what the photographer’s game is, shooting from that angle, BUT DOES ANYONE ELSE NOT THINK THAT TOM’S … PACKAGE… IS SO VERY PROMINENT IN THOSE SHOTS?

    • librarygrrl64

      That’s all I can see! I guess he dresses left. 😉

  • Pterodactyl111

    I’m pretty sure they make-out in this new movie they’re promoting, so there’s that at least.
    Also, vests.

  • Judih1

    I want her jacket!!!!

  • kim bunchalastnames

    … and tom’s packing, apparently. who knew?