Tom Hiddleston on the Set of “Crimson Peak”

Posted on April 18, 2014

Perfectly easy way to start the day. Slap up some pictures and let the fangurls do all the work.

Tom-Hiddleston-Crimson-Peak-TLO-Tom-Lorenzo-Site (1)Tom Hiddleston on the set of his new movie “Crimson Peak” in Toronto, Canada.

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Satin waistcoats. Not for everyone, it seems.

Not for anyone, really.






[Photo Credit: PacificCoastNews]

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  • Therese Bohn

    But is that satin or a very shiny leather?

    • Scimommy

      I thought it was leather. Which doesn’t make it any better in terms of looks but perhaps fits the character & plot better (supposedly “dark and kinky”).

    • Jangle57

      I thought it was leather too

    • suzanne77

      There’s only one way to know for sure. Tom come here and let me take your clothes off, it’s for science.

      • formerlyAnon

        For SCIENCE!

        And all worthwhile experiments must be replicated.

      • Lisa M. (ReVoir) Kramp

        And suzanne77 wins the internet for today.

        • suzanne77

          I…. I promised myself I wouldn’t cry. πŸ˜‰

  • mrspotts66

    satin waistcoat aside, that grin undoes me.

    • suzanne77

      He seems so delighted all the time. Gawd that’s attractive!

      • Anglow

        Perhaps that is the secret to his attractiveness. His height, as well. Charm is the most lethal of all qualities in a man! And he’s got it.

        • suzanne77

          I love a tall man, my husband is 6’6″ tall to my 5’4″, but in all the men that have ever made me swoon, it was that sense of charm and delight that did me in every time. Nothing is more fun than someone having fun!

        • formerlyAnon

          I suspect charm. I suspect it deeply, on a cellular level. But somebody who looks like they’re enjoying life (see also: Jackman,
          Hugh) is like a magnet. It’s confusing to be me.

          • bitchybitchybitchy

            I’m a tad suspicious of charm myself, having been bruised by a couple of encounters with very charming men, but it is damned attractive.

        • Bridget Smith

          I recently started seeing a guy who is 6’3″, like Tom here, and it confirms that this is my favorite height for men. I’m 5’11”, so at 6’3″ he’s just the right amount taller than me if I wear flats but about the same height as me in heels. I love getting to choose which I want. πŸ™‚

        • Esz

          Tall, charming and intelligent = me weak at the knees *swoon*
          I love Tom in anything – or nothing ;-P

          (for the record, my boyfriend is 6’4″ and I’m barely 5’4″ – works very well for me uh huh)

        • jay

          I didn’t even know he was tall! sad but true

      • His clear enthusiasm for life is incredibly attractive. And ruinous to my ovaries.

        • Sarah

          You guys, follow him to twitter and you will love him even more. He is always raising money for various causes and I love that he uses his platform to do some good. Also, yes, that grin is lethal. Benedict Cumberbatch will always be my favorite after hearing him read an R. Kelly song on Jimmy Kimmel, but Hiddles is almost tied for first.

  • Karen Belgrad

    I just don’t get the fascination with him. He doesn’t do anything for me… however, he makes one of my friends weak in the knees…so I shared the post with her πŸ™‚

    • DTLAFamilies

      I didn’t get it either until the dancing video. He’s adorkable yet can do the locomotion. Not my Thang but I get it.

      • Alloy Jane

        Yeah, the dancing vid caught my attention. He just seems so fun and compelling. Like you, he’s not my cuppa but I can see his appeal. But really, I can’t think of any other male celebrity that makes me stop and stare like Idris. That is a hunka hunka burning man.

    • I don’t get it either. He’s totally my type too, personality-wise, but no pop.

      • Karen Belgrad

        The only thing I really know about him is the story of him (in Loki costume) putting the 5yr old boy on his shoulders. I don’t think I’ve ever actually seen one of his movies or an interview. Outside of TLO and my friend/fangurl, he’s pretty much off my radar.

        • Loramir, above me, described the personality appeal really well. Which is nice, because not loving him I couldn’t be bothered. πŸ˜‰

    • Loramir

      Even if he didn’t do anything for me appearance-wise, he just seems to be so genuinely nice and charming and intelligent. He’s super-sweet to fans, super intelligent and writes very well, has a great sense of humor, seems really humble and down-to-earth, and is adorably geeky about theater and acting. He can be a thoughtful intellectual one minute and a total mischievous goofball who dances like a dork. He gave a chilly female red carpet reporter in a skimpy evening gown his coat once. He brought another one hot soup on a cold night (after jokingly promising he would on Twitter). He once cheered for his football team on Twitter by quoting Shakespeare. He wrote really moving essays about a UNICEF trip he did to Africa. He dances like an adorable lunatic. He’s done several epically silly videos with MTV’s Josh Horowitz. His publicist sometimes has to pull him away from signing autographs/taking fan photos on the red carpet. Sometimes I find him gorgeous, sometimes he’s a bit goofy-looking but he always gets to me with his personality and that grin and the twinkle in his eye. And he is an incredible actor.

      Um…yeah. Sorry for the fangirling. I’m at work and bored.

      I’m not wild about the weird shiny waistcoat here, and really dark hair isn’t my favorite on him. I prefer the sort of auburn he had when he was playing Prince Hal/Henry V in The Hollow Crown or his natural blondish curls.

      • KinoEye

        I’m more of a Cumberbatch girl, but this is a pretty good sell right here. He seems like a lovely gentleman, which is not something I find myself thinking about most actors or men in general.

        • bunnybstuff

          I agree wholeheartedly. Which makes me sad that Benedict originally had this role… and gave it up. I suppose Tom is a good substitute, but still!

        • Jessie Melcher Brown

          For me its the opposite. Cumberbatch is a good actor but his face strikes me as very rat-like, as in he looks like a giant mouse, but Hiddleston is very attractive.

          • KinoEye

            Haha! My mom just started watching Sherlock and told me his face reminds her of a baby’s, and also that he has weasel eyes. But the attraction comes from the whole package — I didn’t get it til I saw him in motion.

          • Alloy Jane

            There’s that whole Otterbatch meme, but really, I think he looks like a weasel. I actually found the perfect light brown weasel that resembled him that I was going to photoshop into a tuxedo, but then I realized that no one I know would get it so I didn’t. But quite frankly, I love his face and I have realized that I prefer men that remind me of animals.

      • marlie

        All of these reasons are precisely WHY I ended up a fangirl. He’s so sweet and charming, that it’s impossibly NOT to love him!

      • Whichever color, I definitely prefer his hair a little longer than he’s been wearing it.

        • WendyD

          I think he’s had his hair short from when he was playing Coriolanus in the play of the same name. He was covered in stage blood throughout the play. I wouldn’t have to wash that out of longer hair night after night.
          Also: he was AMAZING in that role. I got to see the filmed version that NT Live broadcast throughout the world. Oh to see him on the stage live!

          • I did too! Actually shelled out the $ for a season subscription in order to have first dibs on NTLive tickets πŸ™‚

      • formerlyAnon

        I endorse all of these statements.

      • Sarah

        Ditto to all of this. Fangurls unite!
        So I love this look. The dark gentlemen thing works on him. Gothic Loki. Fabulous.
        But I think Hiddles, like Cumberbatch, can only be fully appreciated once you’ve witnessed their acting. The talent gets a hold of you, sucks you in and *poof* the obsession begins.
        Thank you sweet uncles TLo!

      • Violina23

        That’s kind of how I feel about Daniel Radcliffe… I don’t find him that physically attractive, but his personality & talent are so endearing to me. Basically, he falls into the category of “people I wish were my cousins that I could hang out with at family affairs”

      • Lower L

        And don’t forget his bit with Cookie Monster!

      • I like him better in the blond range too.

      • bitchybitchybitchy

        I’m going to buy the DVD of The Hollow Crown-that scene between Prince Hal and his dying father was amazing.Jeremy Irons and Hiddleston on the same stage-my dream come true, that was.

      • GillianHolroyd

        Funny, I so much prefer him with darker, Loki hair so I’m looking forward to this.

  • Emily Dagger

    I feel like you can do a shiny waistcoat OR a shiny cravat, but not both together.

    (this is like the 19th century gent’s version of the “tits OR legs” rule for women)

    • Therese Bohn

      Maybe it will look better in controlled studio lighting – this is in bright sunlight. Curious about whatever Crimson Peak is now, although I’m a sucker for costume drama. πŸ™‚

  • Kimmu

    I actually let out a strangled scream when I first saw these pics on Wednesday. He needs to accept that he legitimately does look better with darker, longer hair. The pics with him with his proper gentleman’s black gloves on … Bucky take the wheel.

    As as he is playing the new husband with a mysterious past in a Gothic horror story written and directed by Guillermo del Toro, I am so crossing my fingers he’s actually some sort of eldritch monster hell bent on destruction or soul eating or at the very least a lot of intense smirking and pouting and sighing.

    • Supernumerary

      If del Toro ever manages to get rights to direct any Lovecraft stories… Hiddleston is one of the actors I’d want to see on call for eldritch horrors. Oh, my heart. And I’m not even a huge Hiddlesfan.

      • Kimmu

        He’s been trying to get At the Mountains of Madness made for how long now? I just want like one good Lovecraft movie, is that too much to ask for?

        • Supernumerary

          He’s been trying for a lifetime. Or at least that’s how it feels.

          Do we know if it’s the studios which are causing the hold-up? (I assume it’s the studios.) You’d think it’d be something of a shoe-in, AND YET.

          • Kimmu

            You would really think it would be a no brainer. I think it’s a studio and money issue holding it up? Looking into it always makes me sad. I have to say I am pretty excited about Crimson Peak though and have been since the casting came out, and especially we realized it was an actual period Gothic horror piece and not just a haunted house story.

          • KinoEye

            If I had to guess, I’d say it’s probably because adaptations of Lovecraft’s stories haven’t fared too well in the past. I’m pretty sure they’ve made the Dunwich Horror a few times to no great success, they attempted a film based on the Necronomicon, Dagon, From Beyond, etc. The only one that’s had a modicum of success is Re-Animator, and even that is a cult classic rather than being a mainstream hit. So they’re absolutely taking that into account when they consider pouring what would undoubtedly be a lot of money into Mountains.

            Not to mention that Lovecraft stories don’t deal in the standard jump-and-scare fare most “horror” movies are made of these days. It’s all shadows, moods and unseen terrors. Sure, there are some monsters/creatures he describes in detail, but one of the reasons he’s so influential is that he realized what you don’t see is ten times scarier than what you do see. Hollywood apparently thinks audiences are so unsophisticated they’d rather sit through another Paranormal Activity, rather than something with nuance and subtlety.

            That said, del Toro has proved he can be both a commercially successful director (Pacific Rim, Hellboy) in addition to being a true artist (Pan’s Labyrinth), and there is no living director better equipped to adapt Lovecraft. I think — I HOPE — we’ll all get our wish, eventually.

          • Given the reaction to Orson Scott Card being hired by DC because of his homophobia, I would have thought Lovecraft’s racism would also make him a hard sell.

          • KinoEye

            A good point. I think it might help that Lovecraft’s been dead for a while, and Orson’s still kicking and saying increasingly stupid things. Still, that could also be a stumbling block.

          • I have seen a few “Oh yeah, but everyone was racist then” defences, but he does seem to have pushed it beyond casual cultural racism. Live bigots are, of course, more problematic than dead ones.

          • demidaemon

            Well, not everyone, but there was a bit more cultural acceptance of that attitude until, actually, I would say, the mid-seventies. It takes a long time for cultural mores to change, unfortunately.

    • suzanne77

      He’s needs to join a support group with Zoe Deschanel and Lucy Lawless, both natural blondes who only found true success after dying their hair dark.

      • Kimmu

        Some people just need to go darker to make their faces stand out, and Tom just looks so mousey with his natural blonde hair. Give him black hair and bam! Instant intense hotness and it makes his eyes look unreal.

        • suzanne77

          It is definitely about the contrast, you know. I think we can add Dita Von Teese to the list too. If I recall she is a natural blonde as well, I read an endearing article where she talked about going into her bathroom once a month with a box of Clairol to get that black hair and I was all, “Aww! Stars! They’re just like us!” πŸ™‚

          • Kimmu

            I had no idea Dita was a blonde. I can’t even picture it in my mind!

          • suzanne77

            If you google for her high school year book photo you will see a young woman who looks more like Kristen Bell than Miss Von Teese!

        • I don’t know, he’s a knockout with auburn tresses as well. Though I am a sucker for a redhead.

          • Kimmu

            The auburn he sported for the Hollow Crown ranks second for me on the list of Hiddleston Hotness.

      • Don’t forget Elvis on that list.

        • suzanne77

          Elvis is the Chairman Emeritus (deceased) of that particular club, you’re right!

        • Elvis was blond?!

          • kimmeister

            I only learned that a few weeks ago myself. I believe a BK commented on it during an Adam Lambert post, after someone mentioned that Adam is a natural redhead.

          • Danielle

            WHAT?! MY WHOLE LIFE IS A LIE.

      • Aroo

        Add Leighton Meetser to the list. Blair Waldorf would never have worked as a blonde.

        • suzanne77

          I did NOT know that! Extraordinary!

    • +1 for “Bucky take the wheel”

      • Kimmu

        I don’t know if that or Hail Hydra is my fave meme

    • I didn’t realise how much I needed this in a film until just now.

  • That is not flattering. He’s a moustache away from being Edgar Allan Poe and he is better than that.

    • suzanne77

      He’s just a Poe boy from a Poe family…

      • formerlyAnon

        God, you win.

        • suzanne77

          Thanks! And it’s only 10 a.m. here! Day made!

          • formerlyAnon

            Take the rest of the day off! (Ahh, if only!)

      • Aidan B

        Thank you for the literal LOL.

        • suzanne77

          I am delighted, honestly I thought, “That was an obscure little thought, perhaps I ought not share.”

    • Rhonda Shore

      not my fave Hiddles look.

    • demidaemon

      You know, pointing out the resemblance to Poe actually (and weirdly) makes him more attractive to me.

  • Julia

    Basically just a 19th century version of Loki *drools*

  • PeggyOC

    I just love the elegant period gear and the iPhone in his left hand. Juxtaposition.

  • Way too much black, and that waistcoat looks like he’s stretching the buttons, which is absurd, given how thin he is. And he looks too cheerful for that outfit.

  • gayle

    I think I will stick with Charlie Hunnam. This isn’t doing anything for me.

    • suzanne77

      That’s okay, more Hiddleston for the rest of us. πŸ™‚

  • formerlyAnon

    Bless, TLo.
    ‘Gurlin’ it up here in my cubicle.

  • Tanya Wade

    I think I just had a baby.

  • Jessica Freeman

    Dude, I thought that was leather, not sating. Need coffee.

  • Danielle


  • MilaXX

    I Hiddles so I’m willing to let it slide, but out of context this is a really hard look to love.

  • Nancer

    Too cute for words. :]

  • misstressofsylar

    That smile alone makes me forgive everything, satin waistcoats and all. I’m so looking forward to this poledance already.

  • NMMagpie

    I will happily remove the offending waistcoat myself. Just him and me.

  • marlie

    The vest is a tad too shiny, but still… Hiddles in a period costume. I’m happy. πŸ™‚

  • colleenjanel

    Am I the only person in the world who has no clue who this man is?

    • Jessica Freeman

      I only know him as Loki, and didn’t even realize it was the same person for quite a bit…

      • colleenjanel

        Looked him up on IMDB, and apparently I haven’t seen a single thing he’s been in. I guess that explains it.

  • abishagijh

    Neither the waistcoat or the pants fit very welll…

  • WendyD

    I’ve been looking at these pictures for two days. I had convinced myself that the waistcoat was leather, but now I realize I couldn’t give a toss. It’s Tom in period Loki drag filming a movie I’ll eventually get to see. YES PLEASE.

  • lalahartma

    Lol! Why does anyone care for him?

  • Daenyx

    Don’t care about the waistcoat. He’s got dark hair again; I’m happy. πŸ˜€

  • Crystal

    I hate whatever the fuck that waistcoat is doing. Hate.

  • Darcy H

    I’m sorry I can’t hear you over that FREAKING ADORABLE SMILE.

  • sagecreek

    I kind of want to forcefeed him some vitamins and maybe an apple or a carrot or something. I know it’s makeup, but my, the boy is WAN.

    • Lower L

      Oh, see, I love me some pasty, pasty man flesh. It makes me sound like a vampire fangirl, but really pale skin just does something for me that the bronzed-god look doesn’t do.

      • Kimmu

        Oh me too. The paler the better, and it helps that Tom somehow manages to always look younger and better when they make him pale. He’s much more tan when he’s Tom and it ages him for some reason.

  • JP

    I confess I have been starting to see his appeal in some ways, but my god, this zaps it right out of me again.

  • kmk05

    To be fair, the shininess is probably going to be amazing on film: it’s a horror movie, so it’s probably going to be moody and grey and that will give the costume depth.

  • Audrey Lee

    I kinda love fangirl pandering first thing in the morning. The more I hear about this movie the more excited I am. Loki and Bobby Singer and Not!Christian Gray in the same movie? And it’s DEL TORO?! Yes please!

  • Glam Dixie

    That waistcoat looks like one of those vests the guys wear on the PBR.

  • Anna

    Smile…so tall…very handsome…ovaries cannot handle…*slobber*

    *Babbles incoherently then collapses*

  • ChelseaNH

    That’s far too much sunshine for an Englishman…

  • latina fey

    he’s still so incredibly beautiful. i’m just gonna stare at these pictures all day…

  • SouthernGirlRena

    What a difference a smile makes. In the second picture, he looks like he is on his way to do some dastardly deed. Then he smiles in the third picture and it’s “aww, lets go on a picnic.”

  • deech_sea

    Maybe satin waistcoats look differently in candlelight.

  • yethica

    I have one thing to say: Hiddleston and Cumberbatch on alternate nights of the week. Yes please and thank you.

  • shopgirl716

    Le Sigh

  • marlie

    That’s the way to maintain a lasting fandom, because looks (may) eventually fade. But have people love you because of your personality and charisma? They’ll be fans for life.

  • SophieCollier

    Get some shots of Jim Beaver. HE looks wonderful. Tom will always be gorgeous, but yeah, the count Dracula couture is just sort of eh.

  • somebody blonde

    Man, Tom Hiddleston is cute, but long dark hair kind of ruins his looks for me. It makes him look evil and like he needs to shower more often, whereas the ginger makes him look adorable.

  • Jeanettesca

    So much pretty.

  • LadyVimes

    *soaps hair vigorously*

  • bitchybitchybitchy

    Oh, joy of joys-bringing Hiddleston smiles to a cloudy afternoon. I am all kinds of happy with this, and even happier that “Only Lovers Left Alive” is on my must-see list for next week…

  • Kate4queen

    He looks hot, in many ways… πŸ™‚

  • kittentoes

    This is mostly my story, minus the mother bit. I’m sort of hoping he likes curvy middle aged women who can and do cook.

  • Constant Reader

    I just woke up from a nap. Tom Hiddleston was in my dreams, undoubtedly because of images on this thread planted in my mind earlier today. Thank you for that, Uncles! πŸ™‚

  • demidaemon

    So weird. He’s still very attractive, but he needs to remove that monstrosity, stat.

  • smallgirlsaretrouble

    That waistcoat – satin or leather… I can’t get insect thorax out of my mind

  • quiltrx

    Ah, that 3rd pic is now my new desktop picture…thank you Uncles!

  • gefeylich

    Eh. He’s fast becoming the British Bradley Cooper: superficial, way too eager to please, ubiquitous, dubiously costumed.

  • Does anyone enjoy being a movie star more than Tom Hiddleston?

  • librarygrrl64

    Not sure if the dark hair is for this or is residual color from Thor or what, but it’s too harsh for him. He needs to go back to that dark strawberry-blonde that seems to be his natural color.

  • Did anyone else think the satin waistcoat looked like leather at first glance?