Tom Hiddleston Sets The Twitterverse Swooning

Susan Macdonald - Author

Mar. 17 2016, Updated 4:17 a.m. ET

Tom Hiddleston has set the Twitterverse swooning. Or as website Hello Giggles put it, he broke the Internet. More specifically, his rear end broke the Internet.

British actor Tom Hiddleston is already a fan favorite, but after a very steamy scene in the BBC spy show The Night Manager, comments from fans went viral. Hiddleston plays MI-6 agent Jonathan Pine in The Night Manager, which is currently on BBC and will debut on AMC on April 19. In the most recent episode, he had a sex scene with co-star Elizabeth Debicki, in the course of which his naked cheeks were shown. His, um, lower cheeks.

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Fans immediately took to Twitter and other social media to discuss what the Mirror called Tom Hiddleston’s “peachy backside.” Some fans were shocked and flustered. More were pleased and appreciative.

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Romance author Susan Wall said on Facebook that Tom Hiddleston is a feminist who believes in equality.

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“He is all about equality in the industry and feels if female nudity is acceptable on the screen, male nudity should be acceptable as well.”

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Some fans have pointed out that this is not the first time that Tom Hiddleston’s rear end has been shown on screen. In Guillermo del Toro’s gothic romance/horror film, Crimson Peak, where Tom Hiddleston plays Sir Thomas Sharpe, he has a nude scene. Hiddleston pointed out that Crimson Peak was about “love and death, sex and violence.”

“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.”

American women fell in love with Tom Hiddleston when he played Loki in Thor and The Avengers. English and European women (and men) have long been familiar with Hiddleston’s work in a variety of genres: horror, comedy, historical drama, action-adventure. He’s done Shakespeare on stage, TV, and radio. He’s done voice work for video games and cartoons. He’s played heroes and villains. He’s worked with directors as famed and as diverse as Woody Allen, Steven Spielberg, Kenneth Branagh, Josie Rourke, and Joss Whedon. He acts. He dances. He sings. He is well educated (he earned a double first at Cambridge University). He’s multilingual, fluent in several modern European languages as well as classical Latin. He is unfailingly courteous. As he explained in an interview with Empire Magazine, customers were so rude to him in his first job as a waiter that he resolved he “would never be rude.” Add to this his good looks, and women the world over were already smitten with him before catching a glimpse of his “peachy backside” on The Night Manager.

The Night Manager is in negotiations for a possible second season. All the attention over the risqué scenes between Tom Hiddleston and Elizabeth Debicki may increase the chances of the show being renewed. Hiddleston’s success in The Night Manager is one of the reasons he’s being discussed as a possible replacement for Daniel Craig in the James Bond movies.

[Photo by Juan Naharro Gimenez/Getty Images]


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