Tom Hiddleston explains Hollywood hiatus after public split from Taylor Swift
The British actor, 40, dated the Grammy award-winning singer, 31, in 2016 for just three months, but their romance caused a media frenzy.
Thor star Tom found himself making headlines after being snapped wearing an ‘I Love TS’ t-shirt which triggered rumours that their fling was merely part of a music video.
Ever since their ill-fated union caused a stir in the media, Tom made the decision to live his life out of the public eye.
Tom described the media storm as a “a moment of consideration”, before hinting that his heightened popularity as a result of the romance made him think twice about which acting roles to accept.
Speaking to Empire, he said: “A few things crossed my path and I thought carefully about them, but they didn’t feel quite right, so I didn’t do them.
“I’d been playing so many different people in so many different parts of the world, and it’s very important to distinguish what’s real in one’s own life, and look after those things.”
“Because if you don’t look after them, they can be lost, or they can be marginalised, and then you come home one day and they’re not there anymore,” he added.
The actor revealed his publicity-shy path was inspired by a quote from Tilda Swinton’s vampire character in the 2013 film Only Lovers Left Alive – a project Tom was also a part of.
“She says life is about surviving things, appreciating nature, nurturing kindness and friendship, and dancing – so perhaps, in the moment, I needed to come back and do it…..read more