Tom Hiddleston is one of the most respectable and dedicated actors in the Hollywood industry. Not only with Loki in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but also in many other movies and television shows. The actor has performed in various genres and critics have enjoyed his works. The way he portrays himself in films is one that is highly looked up to by the audience as well.
Although his journey now seems to be one that supports his famed name, it did not start off that way. Hiddleston had to work his way up and that journey began with a rather harsh and humiliating review published in a newspaper after a play that the actor was a part of. One that also happened to take a jab at another famous personality.
Tom Hiddleston’s First Professional Review
In an interview on the Graham Norton Show, Tom Hiddleston opened up about what his experience had been like when he was professionally reviewed for the first time. He explained as to how it had been the review of a play he was a part of. The review was one that he deemed to be the harshest piece he had read about himself.
“I was in a play. I had never ever been professionally reviewed and in the paper the next day was a British theatre critic who said that I was completely out of place, too young, too RADA (Royal Academy of Dramatic Art), and projecting about as much masculinity as Graham Norton.”
It was regarding how he seemed to be extremely out of place in the play. He also was told to have too lack of experience because of his young age. Alongside that, Hiddleston was told to be an actor who seemed to be too involved in the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. However, that was not a term meant to be of praise.
Tom Hiddleston was Deemed Not Masculine Enough
When Tom Hiddleston went on to explain the way in which the reviewer, who took to a newspaper to elaborate on the play also disliked the actor’s manner of masculinity. Speaking on the Graham Norton Show, he added that, ironically enough, it was the host of the talk show that he was compared with.
Although everyone present laughed at the comment, including the namesake Norton himself, it was a term used to humiliate Hiddleston. Despite it all, both he and the host of the show are famous through and through. Even Samuel L. Jackson, who happened to be present during the interview, found himself bewildered upon hearing that comment.