Tom Hiddleston Talks Nude Sexy ‘Crimson Peak’ Scene, And Showing His Butt [Video]

Tom Hiddleston is showing off more than his acting chops in his new movie, Crimson Peak.

The gothic romance period movie, stars Hiddleston and Jessica Chastain, and there’s a certain sex scene where we see the man who played Loki in a way that we haven’t seen him before. Tom bares his bare butt in the steamy scene and he talked about the experience on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, E! Online reports.

“We do not see the ladies in this movie showing their kibbles and bits but we do get to see your, uh…” Stephen Colbert said to Tom Hiddleston.

“We get to see your English, um, countryside,” Colbert said. “Was that your idea or was that your idea, Guillermo?” Colbert asked, bringing Crimson Peak director, Guillermo del Toro into the conversation about Tom Hiddleston’s butt.

“He likes to say it was my idea but it was fully his idea,” Del Toro said about Hiddleston.

Finally Tom Hiddleston set the record straight.

“It’s [Crimson Peak] about love and death, sex and violence,” Hiddleston said. “I don’t know how anyone else has sex, but you know, as far as I understand it, if you keep your pants on, it’s not going to work.”

Tom, who’s most famous for his role as Loki in the Thor and Avengers movies, has addressed the issue of his partial nudity on screen in Crimson Peak before.

“It’s so often in movies that women are more naked than men and that’s unfair,” he told E! News in an interview earlier this year. We wanted to sort of redress the balance.”

As mentioned earlier, Crimson Peak is an American Gothic romance film that was actually written and directed by Guillermo del Toro. According to Wikipedia, the film centers around a young author in turmoil. On the one hand, she’s in love with her childhood friend but she lusts after a mystifying and attractive outsider. She tries to escape the skeletons in her past but ends up trapped in a house that “breathes, bleeds… and remembers.”

Alongside Jessica Chastain and Tom Hiddleston, the film stars Mia Wasikowska, Charlie Hunnam, and Jim Beaver. Mathew Robbins serves as co-writer.

Crimson Peak opened in cinemas on October 6, 2015. But unfortunately for Tom Hiddleston and company, not even his bare butt could stop the the film from bombing at the box office.

Variety reports that Crimson Peak accrued $12.6 million in ticket sales during its opening weekend. The film cost $55 million to make. It was up against some stiff competition in its target market, however, with adult-oriented films like Bridge of Spies and Sicario vying for film goer’s attentions.

Senior Film and Media Reporter for Variety, Brent Lang, also surmised that Crimson Peak may have lost out at the box office because it wasn’t a straight up horror film.

“This is a challenging play time for adult-oriented films,” said Nick Carpou, domestic distribution chief for Universal Studios. “The film is definitely a throwback to an old-fashioned way of creating atmosphere and layering tension. It’s visually stunning and genuinely creepy.”

Other Crimson Peak reviews have echoed that sentiment.

“The knock against Crimson Peak, the gorgeous new haunted-house psychodrama playing around the country, is that it’s not scary,” Todd VanDerWerff writes for Vox. Audiences have become accustomed to horror movies being 90 minutes of scary stuff. Looks like “haunted-house psycho dramas” don’t get people into theatres, so that probably explains the lackluster ticket sales.

Tom Hiddleston is on to promoting his new film project though. He stars alongside Elizabeth Olsen in I Saw The Light. Hiddleston plays country singer Hank Williams in the film, according to IMDB, while Elizabeth Olsen plays his manager and wife, Audrey. Their on screen chemistry is so strong that both Olsen and Hiddleston have had to deny that they are dating, The Daily Mail reports.

When asked if they are dating, Elizabeth Olsen had a very direct response.

“No,” she said. “I mean, people can think what they want to think. We definitely are friends and we’ve known each other for about four years.”

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