Tom Hiddleston: 'I had nudity training at RADA!'
Tom Hiddleston was trained to be comfortable with being naked during his schooling at The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.
Tom Hiddleston "doesn't have a problem" with getting naked on screen.
The 35-year-old actor is certainly no stranger to showing off his physique in his various television and film roles, with his most recent bout of nudity coming in BBC miniseries The Night Manager.
In fact his posterior was such a hit on the show that it even earned its own hashtag on Twitter - #Hiddlesbum.
Stripping off isn't something Tom finds a struggle though, as he was trained in the art of being comfortable with nudity during his schooling at the London's The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) - one of the most well respected and esteemed centres of its kind.
"There’s no class in Hiddlesbum at RADA," Tom laughed during an appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Monday night (28Mar16). "Well actually... There’s always a moment in training where you’re given a role and you have to be comfortable with nakedness. They see it as part of the training. Sometimes if a scene does require it then I don’t have a problem with it."
Asked about his own first encounter with nudity through his art, Tom recalled: "It was an Edward Bond play about the poet John Clare and there's a love scene. And Edward Bond was very specific that there should be nudity because otherwise he doesn’t believe in it. I was 22 at the time."
When discussing the frequent appearance of Tom's derriere in his work, Stephen referred to it as his "English countryside".
At that point, Tom joked: "Come to England, it’s full of rolling hills. It's essentially a bid for tourism!"
Of course, Tom will have his fair share of sex scenes if rumours that he's in line to be the next James Bond turn out to be true.
The actor's name has been frequently mentioned as a contender to take over from Daniel Craig in the role of the British super spy.
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