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Hiddleston On ONLY LOVERS LEFT ALIVE & Swinton

August 29
5:09 PM 2013

Hiddleston On ONLY LOVERS LEFT ALIVE & SwintonPopular stage and screen star Tom Hiddleston discusses his new vampire-themed feature film, ONLY LOVERS LEFT ALIVE, as well as working with notable fellow thespians Tilda Swinton and John Hurt in a new interview.

Describing his role in the new rock n roll tinged horror drama, Hiddleston says it was a "big stretch" to get the right vampire vibe.

"He is romantic, and melancholy, and poetic, and sensitive, deeply creative, and nostalgic for a pre-digital age where creativity was more of an endeavor... and he's a vampire," Hiddleston says of his character.

Also, Hiddleston commented on his starry co-stars and how they interact with his central character, Adam, saying of John Hurt, "John Hurt is in the film and Adam is described by his character as a 'suicidally romantic scoundrel'. I have probably an irritating optimism sometimes in myself and I had to turn the volume on that down."

Hiddleston says of Tilda Swinton, "She's an extraordinary, extraordinary artist. It really felt like a dance in a strange way because Adam and Eve became alive as much as we invested in them."

Hiddleston sums it all up, stating, "In a way her breadth can hold Adam's complexity, and it's really a love story between these two fine and delicate creatures of the night."

In addition to ONLY LOVERS LEFT ALIVE on film, Hiddleston will also be seen this Winter onstage in William Shakespeare's CORIOLANUS at the Donmar Warehouse in London's West End.

Check out the original article on the matter here.

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