He’s nominated in the Leading Actor category, alongside fellow Brit Tom Hiddleston. “Tom and I are good friends. I’m looking forward to seeing him.”
And Hiddleston’s date (who also happened to be a Met Gala co-host with Elba) Taylor Swift? “Psh – moving on!” he says, laughing. “Nah, I’m happy for him. He’s a great guy.”
Idris Elba on seeing Tom at the Emmys and his relationship with Taylor. (X)
I need to rant, so I’m terribly sorry about this, but my best friend introduced me to her boyfriend for the first time today and I can’t. We don’t hang out as much as we used to because she moved to the next city over, but I try to keep up with her as best as I can through social media and I saw that she was dating this guy, so I asked her about it. She just broke up with her longterm boyfriend a couple months ago and I really liked him. Like, I thought they were going to get married. They seriously made the most perfect couple. He’s really, really cute and they seemed absolutely flawless together, but I guess things didn’t work out one way or another, she never really gave me the full details.
So flash forward to today at brunch. She comes into town and she brings him with her and asks me to meet up with her at our favorite coffee shop. I’d seen a few pictures of them together before, but I guess I’d never gotten a good look at him because the second I saw him in person….I honestly don’t know what to say. She’s in her early twenties, like I am, and supposedly he’s only a few years older, but he legit looks like her dad, wrinkles and everything. His hair is awful. He seems nice enough but I just can’t get over how….unattractive I find him. We made a little bit of small talk and he seems nice enough, but I just don’t know.
So afterwards, he runs into the florist across the street to buy her roses because he’s that guy (insert eyeroll here) and I thought it would be a good time to tell her what I really thought about him, because being as honest as possible is just what you should do with people you love, even if the truth hurts, right? So I told her everything: how I thought he looked like her dad, how awful his hair is, how I hated his clothes, how I think it isn’t fair of her to be going on dates where people can see them because her other break up is only within the last couple of months and it makes her ex look bad and you know, probably makes him sad. I mean, from what I hear he’s been saying some pretty awful things about her, but that’s probably just because he’s upset, you know? People say and do things when they’re upset, so it’s excusable. I told her that her and her ex looked so much cuter together and that I hoped they’d get back together – they said they would be friends after, and I was really counting on that because I really liked him. Apparently something changed or whatever, but I mean, why say something if you’re just going to go back on it later? For some reason, she got really upset???? I mean, I don’t understand why, I was just stating my opinion. It’s okay for me not to like him because I don’t think he’s very attractive, right? It’s okay for me to say that?
If you’ve made it this far, I hope your answer to those questions is a resounding “NO”, because you don’t do that to people you love. I would never say or do anything like this to someone I call my friend, to someone I love, but that’s what this fandom (and Tom’s fandom) does to Taylor on the daily regarding her relationship. But somehow, it’s excusable. Everyone is entitled to their opinion, but you don’t have to be a shallow, petty child about it. Grow up.
Tom Hiddleston at Hillstone Resturant (July 27, 2016) wearing Etro Paisley Dot patterned shirt (not yet available).
This shirt is a mix of two patterns Etro has currently on sale. I will update when the shirt becomes available.
Imagine: After Tom cheated on you with a mediocre celebrity, the media goes crazy because they loved the 2 of you together. After you win an Oscar and start dating Oscar Isaac, he realizes his mistake.