First, I want to apologize in advance for my English is not perfect: it is because I am French, you see :)
I'm sorry to break the hearts of millions of fans for whom Tom Hiddleston = Loki, but, and this is reassuring somewhere, Tom Hiddleston is a nearly perfect emotional replica of Dr Who.
However, sleep in peace, there are also a Loki sleeping inside of Tom (yes, I swear)
I heard I can not remember who explained that Sherlock Holmes and Dr Who are,emotionally, as opposed as possible to be: one represses and denies any sense, the other is a permanent chronic lover. Tom Hiddleston is a great permanent chronic lover (in psychology, we say, has no pejorative connotation, he is a pleasure seeker)
Tom Hiddleston is a enchanter. In the strict sence of the term : he's enchanting us with a very powerfull spell : emotions.
but he doesn't know it.
I understood it while watching Tom's interviews on youtube, I was watching then I suddenly I realized that I've been watching him over 3 hours !
Finding the hypnotic side of the man of the most interesting, I did what I do in these cases: I turned off the sound (there's no more misleading than words), and I looked, just looked .
And I saw Dr Who.
For those who watch the show, you may have noticed, especially during the David Tennant period, That Dr Who is a being of light and fancisul, a poet, inclined to rejoice at everything right away, ready for anything and everything, and reluctant to forgive.
Tom is a being of light and quite fanciful, in the sense that his whole body conveys positive emotions: if you turn off the sound, you see him laughing and smiling and waving to illustrate his words. I would say, in this sense, that he is "solar".
And it is very important, since this is the ultimate explanation of the wave of fanaticism he generates: when you see someone smiling, by imitation, you smile back. When you hear someone laughing, your first reaction is to laugh ... Our whole being is made thus: a baby smiles to those who smile at him, he cries if he hear another baby cry.
A smile, it is not just a mouth, it is also the eyes, and Tom smiled his whole face, it does not grimace, he smiles and laughs. By imitation, when you see him doing so, you do the same.
The smile and laughter have a direct impact on our heart rate and mood: You watch interviews with Tom, you smile with him, you laugh with him, your heart rate changes, your heart beats faster, and this is how he bewitches us, unintentionally, by the way.
illustration: Look at his eyes
"they are blue, so what?"
So that : he has dilated pupils. Despite the light.
"euhm ? you're sure"
heum yes : this is how his eyes are supposed to look like (and actually look like), with light in his face :
You see it now ? good :)
Formerly, to look more beautiful, women dilated their pupils, rubbing their eyes with belladonna (it was a bloodbath, as the Belladonna secretes poison)
The eyes are indeed the mirror of the soul, a pupil that dilates shows emotion, it is not controllable, it is not debatable. And he's showing the sincerity of his immortalized emotion, smiling frankly, exposing you two beautiful dilated pupils , what your eyes perceive very well and translate right away with a feeling of sympathy which can eventually lead to a blissful smile in return (and you know how fine you felt watching this picture, actually I know that most of you stupidly smiled at the screen :D)
And in addition to this, his left eye (our right then) is larger than the right one in this picture, yet it is the left side of a face that reflects feelings (the right eye shows attention, intellect).
We all watched this picture with our left eye, left eye instinctively looks left eye of our interlocutor (which is right on the picture, you follow?: D)
And our left eye saw the Tom's pupils well dilated, it concluded that the smile was real and the that emotion is not feigned, the pleasure of Tom in this picture is real.
The first time I saw this vidéo, I even wondered if he was under drugs or something, look at those pupils ! DESPITE THE LIGHT (light is an aggression to eyes, in response, pupils contract). And he's showing the journalist the left side of his face as much as possible, you see ? the journalist's on his right, the camera's on his left, people behind are walking from the right to the left : logically, he should turn to the direction of the travel, his initial walk by the way, he should watch away and show us the right side of his face but he's not, he's facing the journalist and he's "watching him with his left eye", you see ? It's all about emotions. 1: he knwos the journalist, 2: he appreciates him, 3: he's realy happy to meet him here
Another concrete and speaking example : as almost everyone, I look Benedict Cumberbatch and Tom, I meditate on which I like best.
Unable to decide between them both, I found interviews of them together, I turn off the sound, not to be disturb by the very deep voice of Ben or Tom's laugh.
What I see: Benedict, very classy, very beautiful, very everything, and Tom, more relaxed, more ...emotionally involved.
Tom, when he speaks, completely comes alive, her whole face lights up, his body is living what he says, and even when Benedict speaks, Tom turns to look at him talking. And because it is an unusual and uncomfortable position, while Ben speaks, instinctively, your eyes are drawn to Tom. Benedict also listen carefully to Tom, but just like 90% of the population would do in his place: rather than turning to tom he stares at the ground.
I recommend very strongly that interview , turn off the sound and look, what stands out when viewed? Benedict is straight, very nice and well educated, and Tom moves all the time, smiles more frankly, laughs more openly: he is more alive, warmer, more lively and therefore more sympathetic.
And we do not take our eyes off of him because, meanwhile, there is always something to watch: he's moving
Benedict, well mannered, well polished, more withdrawn, much less move, even when he talks.
Look closely at the 4th minute: Tom speaks, you look and move while Ben, has nothing to show, he listens, looking at the ground: nothing happens on his side that can catch your attention.
And this is all very friendly and all this shows that our Tom is passionate and anxious.
And yes, all these emotions he reveals by his whole body, it is also and above all a form of anxiety and inner turmoil: the words are not enough, so I gesticulate, I try to make myself understood or to convince you, therefore, I support my statements by gestures.
And gestures, they are faster than words : words need to be organised, chosen. Gestures are harder to control while you think about your words.
And finally, to emotionally "hypnotise" you, our dear Tom has more than one good technique: the first, and it is very effective: his mouth
Yes, his mouth.
Watch any video, turn off the sound and see for yourself that he never ceases to lick the lips, which is, say it politely, an unequivocal sensual sign( heum heum).
Imagine, ladies, he looks at you, licking his lips in this way, what do you think?
Yes, it's very subjective, sexually, those mouth moves ...
Thus, if you interrupt him, he swallows the words he was about to speak, and thus its appetite for explanations, by swallowing his upper lip, and he so does he, almost all the time.
You ask him a question, the first reflex while starting thinking ? swallowing his lower lip.
In short: Tom Hiddleston unleashes good mood in our heart with her honest smile and his laugh, and does panic your hormones with his mimicry of mouth, that your subconscious perceives as very sensual invitations :D
Just like when he passes his hand over his neck and his upper torso...yes, it's nervous...but it is mostly terribly subjective. So, when Tom is nervous ... he caresses his neck, with his right hand, he enters his shirt ... (yes, I know, it's sexual stuff, actually yes. But it is unconscious.)
Concretly : turn off the sound and look at that ...heum...now let's think that he's talking to you, tell me, what is he talking about, from 1"15 to 1"24, looking at you in the eyes, smiling at you this way, quickly bitting his lower lip, with his hand here ? hum ?
Yes, i know, this is not very descent...And there you have one wish, swallowing him (in a manner of speaking, obviously).
Finally, one might get the idea of a large expansive extrovert: make no mistake about it : what makes Tom that nervous are the personnal questions, thing I discovered when turning the sound on :I wondered why he was running his hand through his hair: the man was asking him questions about himself, and that, he does not like, it makes him nervous and much less expansive.
this is when people wonder, all amazed, how can such an "adorable" and "solar" man be Loki ?
Depends on which Loki we're talking about : Thor's one or The Avengers' one? Cause Thor's one is not that far from Tom you know.
Our adorable smiling Teddy Bear clearly has a dark side : this is an English straight from the theater, and theater in England, it doen't mean Molière, it means Shakespeare: conspiracy, murder and blood.
And our Tom has a taste for power: Kennedy, Loki, Henry V, Captain Nichols, Captain Jack Randles ... As the song states "everybody wants to rule the world" (tears for fears) and i'm quite sure he's interested in politic ( but right now, i cannot prove it, it's just my opinion )
Baby Tom likes to be the bad guys, or the tormented-complicated one. He's never just the happy one, the funny one smilling and having fun with wife and children.
So that :
Even the best actors in the world, and Tom himself admits it, to play a role, as far from him as it is, had to find inside himself a basis for interpretation.
Tom gave Loki his own ground.
_Loki's got a real problem with his parents : all his life long, he's been told how to hate Frost Giants , namely : how to hate himself. Then he learnt he's been adopted : treatery, lie, pain.
Tom has problem with his parents too : when he was 13, they divorced. Children usualy feel guilty, betrayed and insecure when their parents get separated. No reason to think Tom's an exeption.
Loki : treatery, lie, pain ; Tom : guilty, betrayed, insecure = similar feelings.
So yes, such a very joyful man can embody Loki.
Being Loki in Thor was easier than being Loki in Avengers, they're not the same person : the first one is suffering, the other one is hating : I'm sure being Loki in Avengers was a real chalenge, hate is harder to find inside of Tom than pain.
_Tom gave Loki his own personnal pleasure that I mentioned above: Loki loves to the extreme to win, to rule on anything (when it asks humans to kneel , when his army arrives and he puts on his God clothes on Stark tower), look at his face : it's a very physical enjoyment.
This ecstasy that you see on the face of Loki is also the face of Tom (substantially in the same circumstances: Loki when he finally reaches his goals, Tom when he's giving international-superstar interviews, and therefore, when he reaches his own personal goal)
One might tell me : Loki's motivations are different than Tom's ones : if the means of achieving these ends are different (thanx the Lord :D), one of the main motivation is the same: to be loved .
_Loki's a magician. He's the God Of Mischief : he's not the Devil.
A Magician is a kind of poet, in his own way, and a magician is an artist. Most of the time, magicians are very sensitive persons, dreamers.
Actors are magicians too : they make you believe in things that are not, they are "liars" telling us storys, hiding behind characters.
I was watching videos with no sound (as asual, I don't know what he's talking about, I turn the sound off, always) , I saw shame on his face (he was hiding his face in his right hand), I've been very very surprised, so I Listened : he was talking about Loki ! His whole face was saying "Oh Loki, look at what you've done" :D
Taken from this video, now TURN OFF THE SOUND and tell me, what do you see at 7"18 ?
Sadness !! And what is tom talking about ? Loki getting "darker and darker"
He loves Loki and he was affraid that people may not love him anymore after seeing Avengers. He's talking a lot about compation to Loki, actualy, he realy loves him, "compation" in tom's mouth sounds more like "affection" to me.
Why don't we hate Loki ?
First time I saw Avengers, I've never seen Thor or Captain America : i've just never heard about Loki. So I just saw him destroying New-york, and I laughed a lot, and i...liked him. I've seen the movie alone, there were no friends with me to tell me who Loki was, but we were many many people so I just listenned to people around.
80% of you were talking about Loki.
But with real love.
I found that very very strange and disturbing : he killed people, he's a bad guy. But just like you, even if I've never heard of him, i adored him.
I started to think. I came back and watched Avengers a second time. I felt the same, and people around were just so in love with Loki. but I've watched him very carefully this time and I noticed few things : however bad Loki seemed to be, something in his face was telling us there were open doors for redemption : he's not just a villain, not just a bad guy. That little something you cannot realy say about is : his eyes.
Blue, yes, I know :D
Anger and hate are strange kind of emotions, they lock you inside of yourself, they are real strong feelings, but they don't dilate pupills like love, they...constrict pupills. Anger and hate are a respond to an external aggression. Pain, on the contrary, dilates our pupills, just like love : you've diggest anger, you show that you've been affected.
Loki's got very dilated pupills : his face is showing you anger but his eyes are talking to your heart : they show you pain.
Loki talks to Hawkeyes, he's not hating him, look at his pupils : dilated
Loki's talking to the Shitory, he's...almost crying : dilated pupils
Talking to black Widow with pupils so dilated that you could almost think he's got black eyes ! :D
Thor shows him destruction all around and : Loki's sorry.
Anger, yes, i agree, but now, same picture, only the eyes : do you see anger, rage, hate ?
no, you see pain.
looks like anger
but does not feel the same way
But how's anger supposed to look like ?
Well, more like this
you don't feel like talking to those men do you ? :D
Now take a look at them both very closely : anger is watching with the right eye. Anger is showing the right side of our face, when you're angry, you're watching at everyone around with you're right eye, but Loki's always watching us with the left one : Loki is whispering us about pain, not about anger/hate.
Things your may never heard about those things, but your heart does understand this very well.
I've noticed that Tom receives 3 tweets/minutes. 180 tweets/hour. 4320 tweets each day. When he's not tweeting. This can be multiplied by 10 when he does tweet (most of the time, he tweets 3/4 times a day)
Sorry to tell you girls, you'll win the lotery before he even just read your tweet, however you would spam him. And chances that he responds to you are just... well no, they just are not :D
Actualy, your only chance for him just to read your tweet is to be RT by someone he follows.
Link to Tom's signature analysis : tom hiddleston signature analysis (@twhiddleston)
link to tom's handwriting analysis : @twhiddleston quick handwriting analysis
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