Hiddleston On ONLY LOVERS LEFT ALIVE & Swinton
Popular 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."
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