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Only Lovers Left Alive - press conference
He looks so pensive….
The eye fuck in the first one is one of my favorites! The down and up look, ehehehehe…
matchgirl42 - is this the one where that “incident” happened just before?
(if so, it sort of colors this whole thing a lot darker for me - even if he is stunningly beautiful here.)
Yes it is smittentomkitten if we’re talking about the same thing
no - someone said recently that right before this (i think it was this?) he had been accosted/groped by a fan who jumped a barricade or something. Hence the look on his face in most of these GIFs (i.e., sort of freaked the fuck out.)
** Note: I DON’T KNOW IF THIS WAS THE SAME PRESS CONF. That’s why I’m looking for clarification. I think matchgirl42 might have known something about it (?), but don’t quote me…
Holy shit I didn’t even know that. If it’s true, then by the looks on his face it could def be the same moment.
I know. I edited this absolutely gorgeous still of him from this when someone said it was right after that had happened. So when I see GIFs from this now, all I see is his vulnerability and fear. :(
Wow…I didn’t know about that incident
I’m just now seeing the tags, sorry folks. But all I know is what I was told by other people, that a fan jumped a barricade at the Cannes red carpet and onto him, and that this press conference happened right afterwards. I have never seen news reports or videos of said assault, just blogged/uncomfirmed reports of it, so I don’t know the veracity of it actually having happened. (And this was before I joined the fandom, anyways.)
Keep in mind as well what he himself said in a recent interview, that when he tried to get to Cannes there was some kind of airport fire and instead of a comfy flight from Heaththrow, he had to take a cab to Dover, then the overnight 2am booze cruise to get across the channel, then another cab to Paris, then a flight to Cannes, then customs, then finally another cab to Cannes, and literally changed in the cab on the way there from the port after having been awake all night. So he probably wasn’t in the best of moods to begin with, without any assault happening.
Thanks for following up, sweetie. :)
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You’re welcome, smittentomkitten. :)
(As an aside, my apologies if my response came off at all snarky, I was (and still am) in a state of bemused shock of “woah holy shit I have become a source of info in the fandom and multiple people are tagging me as such, I HAVE ARRIVED.” And then I went and threw some cold water on my ego to rein that shit in. ;) )
you didn’t come off snarky at all (and even if you had, I wouldn’t have minded. I’m all about the snark.). xoxo. :)
Umm now with all this info..there’s something about that last gif..maybe its me, but he does look upset and violated.
It’s not just you.
I never heard that story…now I feel horrible :(
I’m sorry luv. When it was brought to my attention a couple of weeks ago, it threw me for a terrible loop, too. Because if true, what in the holy fucking hell is wrong with people?
so I got this on my ask box
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And yet even with this it’s *still* all hearsay. You know?
Actually it isn’t hearsay. I read an interview Tom did where he detailed his difficulty in reaching Cannes on time. I think it followed the interviewer’s showing Tom the infamous Cannes photos (with his bulge). There has also been a photo of Tom on the ferry looking completely exhausted. I’ve seen that one at least twice on my dash smittentomkitten.
I’m very familiar with the “difficulty reaching Cannes on time” story. He detailed it in the Elle UK interview. That story doesn’t negate the fan groping story, is what I mean when I say everything around the fan groping story is still hearsay. That is happened at all is hearsay, another person saying it didn’t happen is hearsay.
If I say the word “hearsay” one more time, I think I might forget what it means.
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Forgive me for butting in on this conversation.
At the time when this “incident” had supposedly happened, I had the feeling (like I have so often with this fandom) that something rather minor got blown way out of proportion, so I did some extensive reading around tumblr to find out more. Frankly, if Tom had been “jumped” by a fan on the red carpet at Cannes, I think we would have read about it in the media. Think about what happened this year with the incident where this guy crawled under America Ferrara’s dress. That was in the media for days. Don’t you think we would have read about a fan “jumping” Tom on the red carpet? That alone made me feel suspicious.
I never read that the story of the “incident” was totally made up by trolls, but what I could find out suggested that indeed a minor thing had been blown up beyond all recognition. And I’m basing this on the fact that I read about half a dozen, independent-from-each-other reports from fans that had actually been there and saw it happen that all debunked the “Tom got jumped” story, rather than just reading the countless, hysterical rants by people that had been nowhere near the red carpet and all just seemed to jump on the “crazy fangirl” bandwagon…once again.
First important thing: The alleged “incident” didn’t happen before the press conference, but that same evening at the premiere. A fan stepped around the barricades and approached Tom on the red carpet while he was signing autographs. By way of tumblr Chinese whispers, that turned into “a crazy fangirl climbed over the barricades, ran up to Tom and jumped him on the red carpet”. That’s apparently bullshit though. Firstly, she didn’t climb over or jump the barricades, but just found a gap and stepped around them. Secondly, she didn’t run up to him but walked, and she never reached him but got stopped by security well before she really got near him. Tom apparently barely even noticed anything going on and just continued to sign, instead of being “freaked out” and fleeing from the red carpet as was being claimed.
The next day, a few French fans apparently came across the girl again that had walked onto the red carpet and asked her about it. And she was very contrite and apologised and felt awful about what had happened. She realised that her actions had looked all wrong, but she said that in that moment she hadn’t even really thought about what she was doing. Well, not sure if I believe that, but she didn’t sound like some “crazy fangirl” that had meant to “attack” Tom in any way.
Elephant, molehill and all that.
True is, however, that Tom had difficulty getting to Cannes in time due to Heathrow being closed after a fire on a plane, no flights being available out of Gatwick or Stanstead and the Eurostar being booked solid. He did indeed go by taxi from London to Dover, ferry to Calais, taxi to Paris, plane to Nice, another taxi to Cannes, changing in the car…and only made it in time for the photocall.
What you see in those images from the press conference (which happened after the photocall) is not a man being shaken by something that happened with a fan, but a man that could hardly stay awake due to having had no sleep the night before.
These are my findings in regards to this story.
But let me tell you: one thing I absolutely hate about this fandom is how some supposed “incident” gets reported, and then everybody starts screaming and ranting and nobody seems to even care to try and find out more facts, which is all but impossible anyway among all the ruckus…and then the “incident” gets repeated and purported so often that it turns into an urban legend. That’s just bullshit.