I love Loki. I love Tom Hiddleston as Loki. I loved interviewing Tom Hiddleston in his leather jacket and hot pants and his beautiful English voice for The Avengers and Loki at the junket a few weeks ago. I prefer Tom Hiddleston in casuals or with his shirt sleeves rolled up but it was all good either way... until he bumped up against my fickleness. Patience and understanding have their place in a real relationship, of course. Isn’t fantasy then where you demand perfection and exercise intolerance?

It all started when Sarah from Cinesnark told me that Tom Hiddleston is on Twitter. I told her I wouldn’t look. Because too often Twitter takes away the mystery. But then I couldn’t help myself. I did. Big mistake. There are a lot of exclamation points. There are emoticons. He uses words like “indeedio”. Oh Jesus, he even shouts out something called “Living La Vida Loki”!



Am having a hard time forgiving Sarah.

Which is not to say that I don’t think Tom Hiddleston is super sweet and very talented and attractive and deserving and kind and many other great attributes. It’s just... every time I see him smiling so hard on the red carpet, I think of those exclamation points and the emoticons and, well, he’s not on the Five List anymore. I appreciate his gifts, I do. But not in the way that Five List is intended.

I suppose it’s really not fair, is it? They’re faulted for being too cool and they are faulted for being too eager. They really can’t win.  

Attached - Hiddleston at the Tribeca Film Festival screening of The Avengers.