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Tom talks to Business Insider

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?

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Tom talks about ‘The Night Manager’

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.

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(Video) Tom Addresses ‘Sherlock’ Rumors

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.

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