Monday, October 16, 2017

Crimson Peak Friday (2015)

October 16, 2015: 

Crimson Peak was released in US theaters on Friday, October 16 so the cast had a full day of promotion in NYC for their new film.

Up first: Tom Hiddleston, Jessica Chastain, and Mia Wasikowska visited AOL Build. This was Tom's first time on AOL Build. At 6:00 he breaks down the entire history of the waltz that he learned for a scene in the film. Poor Tom has a whopper of a Freudian slip when he says breasts instead of breath and it's "all downhill from there" lol. He later went on to say the the waltz scene was his favorite to film (17:30). The final audience question is whether Tom will ever perform on Broadway: I would love to do theatre in this city. I actually have done it once, I played at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in 2007 with a production of Cymbeline. But I'd love to come back. I don't know when or how or with what. I have to just make the time and make the commitment. 

Then Tom and Jessica made an appearance on HuffPost Live. (1:30) Tom describes the difference between horror and gothic romance: Gothic romance is in itself a genre, separate from horror. Horror is something that has evolved more recently into something that is explicitly about terrifying you, about giving you nightmares, about creating the scariest environment possible. Gothic romance is more. When it came around in literature it was the first time that anyone had explained the supernatural in terms of unprocessed emotional trauma, the idea that ghosts were emotions locked in time. That they were warnings about the past or the future. And it's always bound up with these two forces of love and death. And usually there is a young, innocent heroine who is drawn to a tall, dark stranger with a crumbling mansion and impelled into a very dangerous situation by her sexuality. At the time it was a very rebellious genre. People didn't talk about sex and death in the same context. That's where Crimson Peak sits. It's squarely a love story with ghosts in it. At 14:30 they start talking about women's equality and the wage gap, Tom says "I truly think it's an anathema to reason and reasonable thought. It should've been done a long time ago."  

HuffPost Live invited fans to fall in love with Tom Hiddleston... as if they weren't already. 

Director Guillermo del Toro joined the cast for their final stop of the day at appearing on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Stephen and Guillermo had a fun time teasing Tom about his English Countryside. 


Tom Hiddleston started the day wearing a Reiss Noir Melange shirt, along with his Ariat Roper boots ($144.95), and Mykita Kaya glasses ($499). This Reiss shirt is my favorite shirt Tom has ever worn. 

For the Late Show Tom wore his Ralph Lauren Polo suit ($995)


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