An hour-long video of Tom’s conversation with BAFTA New York has been released, and you can watch it below.
Business Insider sat down with Tom at the Crosby Street Hotel in Manhattan while he was attending the Tribeca Film Festival to talk about “High-Rise,” why he watched a real human autopsy to prepare for the role, how often he’s slept in his own bed in the last year, and what he thinks about no one going to see “I Saw the Light.”
Business Insider: Has it been fun to do these roles — “Crimson Peak,” “I Saw the Light,” “High-Rise” — where you play characters who are conflicted and have a lot going on?
Tom Hiddleston: I feel immensely lucky that I’m allowed to do so many different things. I have chosen to do those things, deliberately, but not every actor is allowed to do that and that’s an immense good fortune to choose different kinds of things to explore. They have all been fascinating for different reasons. Now in your position it’s a strange compression of all this work coming out at the same time. Where as for me, each project had its own integrity and focus. It’s very peculiar, the work of the last 18 months of the my life has been released in the space of one month.
BI: Is it daunting to have all these characters reaching the public at the same time?
Hiddleston: Not especially. It’s not like I have any control over it.
BI: It’s interesting because we as an audience are seeing you in different characters at once —
Hiddleston: Is that a good thing?
“High-Rise” premiered in New York during Tribeca Film Festival today, and our gallery has been updated with the first batch of images. We’ll add more as they are released.
Public Appearances > 2016 > “High-Rise” New York Premiere at Tribeca Film Festival (April 20)
Tom was a guest at AOL Build Speaker Series along with his castmates from “High-Rise” to talk about the film. Our gallery has been updated with images from the event.
Public Appearances > 2016 > AOL Build Speaker Series – “High-Rise” (April 20)
Tom attended the Tribeca Tune In: ‘The Night Manager’ event during Tribeca Film Festival earlier today, and our gallery has been updated with the images.
Public Appearances > 2016 > Tribeca Tune In: ‘The Night Manager’ – 2016 Tribeca Film Festival (April 15)
Tom was a guest at Late Night with Seth Meyers last night, as part of his promotion for the series ‘The Night Manager’, and he talked about making his Robert De Niro impression for Robert himself while on The Graham Norton Show a couple of years ago. Watch it below.
Along with his castmate Hugh Laurie, from ‘The Night Manager’, Tom appears to have ruled out a 2nd season of the series. Both actors said the tale of a hotel night manager drawn into spying on a British arms dealer had ended with the finale of the six-part series, the Mirror reported.
Hiddleston, 35, promoting the spy thriller in the US, said: “As it stands, Jonathan Pine exists for six hours in a mini-series. […] I don’t know what might happen outside that. The story feels complete. […] I only ever conceived of it as an adaptation of a complete novel by John le Carré. We made some alterations, we updated it so it had a political resonance and we changed the ending a little bit. I know the rumours about it extending, but none of that is real.”
Laurie, 56, added: “It’s based on a novel, we’ve got to the end of the novel and John le Carré has yet to write another novel. […] So in cold practical terms, no, we’re done.”
The BBC declined to comment.
In an exclusive clip from Tribeca Shortlist, Tom finally addressed the rumors that he would be appearing in the 4th season of BBC’s Sherlock. He said he’s not entirely sure how the rumors about his alleged involvement got started in the first place — and that while he and Cumberbatch have been pals for a long time, they won’t be playing brothers this season.
Our gallery has been updated with images from the TimesTalks panel with Tom and Hugh Laurie.
Public Appearances > 2016 > Hugh Laurie and Tom Hiddleston: A Timestalk Conversation (April 11)
Tom and his ‘The Night Manager’ co-star were interviewed by New York Times television editor Gilbert Cruz, and the video has just been released. Watch it below.