In an interview with Collider, Tom revealed details about his role in the upcoming Guillermo del Toro film “Crimson Peak”.
Tom Hiddleston revealed that while he wasn’t the first choice to play Sir Thomas Sharpe in “Crimson Peak,” he jumped at the opportunity knowing that he would be working with Guillermo del Toro and a stellar list of cast members.
He said, “It’s just brilliant, it just is a brilliant screenplay, and I wanted to work with him, I knew that Jessica, and Mia [Wasikowska], and Charlie [Hunnam] were locked in and on board; and I love Mia and I know Jessica from before and I wanted to work with Charlie so there was just no possible way I was going to say ‘no’.”
“Working with Guillermo who I’ve admired for so long,” Hiddleston continued. “And the script itself was just brilliant, the screenplay was captivating and rich and sophisticated and terrifying; and the role was amazing, and different than anything else I’d done, It was a very, very quick ‘yes’ after that.”
Tom Hiddleston’s Sir Thomas Sharpe will be the main hero or “antihero” as the actor puts in. He will be a hauntingly beautiful gentleman, wrapped in mystery come “Crimson Peak” release date. Hiddleston revealed, “I think he’s the antihero, but certainly he’s the most morally ambiguous or complex figure in the story, because I think he’s genuinely caught in-between people and in-between conflicting emotions and is trying to find the best route through a very, very, difficult tangle of what people need from him and want from him and what he feels is his responsibility to those people.”