Friday, June 29, 2012


It's not really a secret that I have been celebrity crushing on Tom Hiddleston of late. Seriously, what's not to like: he plays a great good guy and an even better bad guy. (I was recently asked who my favorite Avenger was; I answered "Loki".) Plus, he clearly is smart (Cambridge educated), has the greatest smile in show biz, and I am totally a sucker for curls. (I should fess up though that the first time I saw him in something, I mistook him for JJ Feild, and then the second time I saw him in something, I referred to him as "Not JJ Feild". By the third time I saw him in something, I'd gotten it straight.)

However something funny happened with regards to my whole crushing experience the other day. I saw this photo of Mr. Hiddleston on the BBCAmerica blog where they are having a contest to select the Anglo fan favorite guy for 2012. (Those things are totally cruel to us Anglophiles. How can you make some of those choices!?! Remember how PBS did something similar last year when readers had to vote for either Mr. Darcy or Mr. Rochester? Killed me!! I know it is going to end up being Tom Hiddleston vs. Benedict Cumberbatch in the end, and that showdown going to be a much nastier race than the one those two had in War Horse.)

Now this is a very nice photo of Mr. Hiddleston, and he looks really fancy with his hair slicked back and his tuxedo, but he reminded me of someone completely unexpected... 

Gene Wilder in Young Frankenstein!!!  You see it, right? I am not making this up. (It's kind of the hair, but there is something else there too.) I hope that no one thinks this is meant to be insulting: Mr. Wilder was a good looking man, and he is probably one of the funniest people on the planet. (He also is a really great watercolor painter, but that was a story from another time.)

Just something a bit random I felt the need to share with people on the internet, because that is what you do with random fandom things in 2012.


  1. No bueno. The correct answer is Brendan Coyle.

  2. Oh god, now I don't know if I can think about Tom without thinking of Gene Wilder! :-P

    He and JJ need to play brothers in something. I'm gonna get their agents right on that...

    Jen (@nextjen on Twitter)



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