Tom Hiddleston’s screen test for Thor [x]
you said what now
If you try to respond positively to the world, you’ll spend your time better. If you respond negatively, you might one day look back and say, ‘why did i spend the whole time complaining? Why didn’t I acknowledge the stuff I have, never mind the stuff I didn’t have?’ I’m a glass-half-full person, simply because it’s a better use of my time.
#i am reblogging this to inform you all that the slap in henry iv part 1 is in fact an actual slap #apparently by request of mr hiddleston #apparently mr hiddleston likes being smacked about on set. #apparently this is a thing. #i don’t really want to talk about it either. #good.
However, this appointment was with a doctor who offered a little more than medical advice. “He was knocking on my knees with his hammer to test my reactions and he said, ‘do you have family?’ and I said, ‘I have a family but I don’t have children,’ he said, ‘Do you want children?’ and I said, ‘Yes, very much one day.’ and he said, ‘it’s amazing, I’m in my mid-60s and I’m pleased to say that life has got immeasurably better with every decade, and I know how lucky I am because lots of people can’t say that, because for them life gets worse, but you see the thing is, the question that eludes most of us is ‘Who are we really?’…It was incredible because he was saying that’s the grit in the pearl of the oyster- if you can get through all the other stuff about life, paying the bills and trying to do the right thing and basically looking after yourself and living with dignity, then the fun stuff is trying to answer that question.” [x]
When Tom Hiddleston wants to get some respect, he does get it.
He gets it by asking it gently, patiently and firmly… with a smile.