Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 18 April 2015

Tom Hiddleston: I'm not sexy

Tom Hiddleston
Tom Hiddleston

Tom Hiddleston is confused that he has received a Sexiest Actor crown, as he thought George Clooney was the "gold standard".

The British star has appeared in movies such as Avengers Assemble, War Horse and Thor. He's still getting used to being famous and finds the notion he is a sex symbol even more astounding. Tom has been named Total Film's Sexiest Actor, but thinks there must have been a problem with the voting if he's beaten the likes of Brad Pitt and George Clooney.

"It's insane. It basically doesn't make any sense. When I was a teenager, my sister had a poster of Brad Pitt from Legends of the Fall on her bedroom wall. I also thought it was generally accepted that George Clooney was some kind of gold standard? And doesn't Robert Pattinson inspire mayhem and delirium wherever he goes?" he asked the publication.

"I suppose my question is: are you sure? If you are sure, then I am very flattered. VERY. Thank you, ladies. You are women of impeccable taste and style. My god, you know how to make a man feel good."

The 31-year-old star has never thought of himself as hunky. Even if he had started to feel he was blessed with a handsome face, he's sure his family would have made him see sense.

"My sister used to say I had hair like a broom. She meant it in a nice way. In the nice way that sisters do. She was probably right," he laughed.

"One of the great flaws that we all share is that we think everyone else is cooler, everyone else is sexier; everyone else has all the answers. That was me too."

Tom - who was recently linked to Jessica Chastain - also spoke about what he looks for in a partner. His most famous character is Loki, superhero Thor's evil brother, who he portrayed in the Avengers release and Thor. Tom's ideal lover would share a lot of Loki's characteristics.

"The strangely admirable thing about Loki is that he doesn't give a damn what anyone else thinks. I've always found that quality really sexy in women. Self-possession. Quiet confidence. An acceptance of difference. A certain... mischief. A sense that things could be a little 'exciting'. I think I should stop there!" he giggled.

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