Tom Hiddleston: I'm a cry baby!
Tom Hiddleston involuntarily weeps when he’s frightened.
The 34-year-old actor is best known for playing Loki in Marvel films such as Thor and The Avengers. While his alter-ego can be pretty menacing, in real life, Tom is unlikely to be the one doing the scaring.
“Some people, the hair on the back of their neck stands out. If I’m frightened, I involuntarily weep,” he told British magazine Empire. “If we were sitting around a campfire telling ghost stories, I’d be like: ‘No, keep going,’ but there would be tears streaming down my face.”
Loki may be a mythical character, but Tom definitely believes there are spiritual beings around us every day. In fact, the Brit is adamant he saw two old women at the end of his hotel bed one time.
“I felt I couldn’t move. I said: ‘What are you doing here?’ The smaller one leant forward and said: ‘No, what are you doing here?’” he recalled. “I swear on my life.”
His interest in the supernatural is what drew him to his latest role in Crimson Peak. The horror romance also stars Jessica Chastain and is directed by Guillermo del Toro. Despite bursting into tears when he first read the script, Guillermo felt that Tom was the perfect person to play the role of Sir Thomas.
“[He’s] literally the embodiment of the dark, brooding hero,” he said, before admitting the term is possibly not the most appropriate for his character. “The one thing I wanted to do was show what happens when you finally marry Mr. Darcy. You get Mr. Darcy, and one morning you open the door and he’s doing something unspeakable...”
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