“It’s always about, somehow, finding a part of myself that is relevant, and then turning the volume up on that particular part. So, I am all of the characters I’ve ever played, and I am none of them at the same time.” — Tom Hiddleston
“There is this old phrase that ‘the devil plays all the best tunes.’ There is a kind of freedom to being bad, an embracing of one’s most rebellious instincts. The idea that essentially order and chaos exist inside every human being and mostly – rightly — we behave ourselves. When you play a bad guy, you sort of cut loose from that sense of propriety.”
He seems considerate, too. Certainly, he’s the only person I’ve ever interviewed who’s worried that the rustling noise inherent in the transporting of crisps from packet to mouth might affect the quality of my recording.
GQ interview with Tom Hiddleston
Bonus: "Testament to his good manners, Hiddleston later emails me to clarify a quote he couldn’t remember and thank me for dinner."