Please, let’s take a moment to appreciate this man. His generosity, his humility and charity towards others. “Are you freezing cold?” How many celebrities have this care? He seems so pleased with himself, you can see the happiness on his face. It melts my heart. You know, these guys spend hours in the cold, doing their job. And it’s not an easy job, especially because of the arrogance of many celebrities. But this man. This man. All the awards.
HIS GOOFY ASSED GRIN IN THE 3RD GIF. ahahahahah Tom, you are such a dork, I love it. And god, I love that he was this nice to a journalist. I hate that they’re constantly put down/ignored/hated by celebrities. Most of the time they’re just normal people trying to do their jobs promoting YOUR film. Most celebrities seem to forget that without promotion their films aren’t gonna be seen by anyone. As a fellow wanna be journalist, I applaud Tom on his wonderful humanity here. I hope I can interview someone as darling as him someday.
I just remember Giuliana Rancic talking about how unspeakably rude Russell Crowe was to her (you could tell even years later how put off she was by his behavior) and you wonder if actors really connect things. Yes, interviewers can be annoying and ask stupid questions and the SAME question over and over, but unless they’re being deliberately rude (which some are, don’t get me wrong) they’re just doing their job and promoting YOUR movie. And answering the boring questions is YOUR job. It might not be glamorous, but that’s part of being an actor. Just like grading papers is part of being a teacher and pulling books is part of being a librarian (both things I know are not fun, but are part of the job). I will always respect Tom for how patient he is with questioning, how he thanks the interviewers, how he even gracefully handles stupid or invasive questions (there’s a graceful way to do that, actors, take note that you don’t have to tell who you’re dating or what you’re doing and still not seem like an arrogant prick). So many seem to forget that there’s more to the job than just acting and getting paid.