Thursday, February 21, 2019

Kong: Skull Island Press Conference in Vietnam

February 21, 2016: 

The cast of Kong: Skull Island received a royal welcome when they arrived in Vietnam. Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, Brie Larson, and director Jordan Vogt-Roberts sat down for a press conference at the Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi Hotel to announce their plans to film in the country and promote local tourism. The U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam, Ted Osius, and executive producer, Alex Garcia, were also on stage. 

It was announced that Kong: Skull Island would spend five weeks filming at several different locations throughout Northern Vietnam. 

"...What viewers want to see when they go to the cinema are new and original landscapes and scenery, so we had to travel the world to offer them new experiences. We came to Vietnam during the process and were immediately stunned by the surreal beauty of your country, from the mountains to the vistas of everywhere we set foot on. We believe movie fans in the U.S. would wonder in awe as to where this beautiful place is." - Jordan Vogt-Roberts. 

Tom Hiddleston arrived later than the rest of the cast because he was at Berlinale promoting The Night Manager. He went to the press conference straight from the airport. 

The late arrival didn't stop Tom was taking time to learn a few phrases in Vietnamese so he could greet the audience in their native language. 

Tom was told the crowd that he was excited to not be playing the villain in this movie. 

"I have always wanted to challenge myself in different roles. I will try my best to play out this one. Unlike my previous roles, the character I play in Kong is a protagonist. I became an actor because I loved trying out new personalities and experience new genres. There's something very unique about my character in this movie, so I will try to do him justice." 

Tom also revealed that he had applied for a VISA to travel to Vietnam when he was a student at Cambridge, but then he landed his first major acting role. 

"Right from the age of 19, when I was a university student I was very eager to come to Vietnam, and got a visa to come here. But because the schedule coincided at the time of my first professional role. I had to concentrate on my career. Now, I have been in Vietnam and can enjoy it in the best way."  

Samuel L. Jackson shared a selfie of the main trio ahead of the event. 


Tom Hiddleston wore his Reiss Porto coat, Ralph Lauren button-up, and Tissot Couturier black strap watch ($281). 

Also, Vietnam was the first time HiddlesFashion was in the press. As you can see - there have been a lot of improvements to the page since then! 


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