Watchmen: More from the Red Carpet

More interviews have popped up from the Los Angeles premiere of Watchmen.

At 1:05 in the post below, Tom is doing his best to answer questions while giving absolutely nothing away, lest the HBO suits descend upon him.

 

 

You can also see Tom at :52 in this video telling us that we may try to guess what's going on, but we are in for some surprises.

 

 

Watchmen: KTLA5 Interview

 

The morning after the Los Angeles premiere of Watchmen, Tom visited the KTLA studios for an interview, which you can watch below. He couldn't say much about his Watchmen character, Mr. Phillips, but we do get our first look at him. We learn that they block shot most of his scenes for the season with Jeremy Irons in a castle in Wales over the course of a month, before the bulk of most of the scripts were even written. Tom explains that he did have a history with Watchmen, even before the show. He read the original graphic novel as an angry 17 year old and it made him even angrier, then happened to pick it up again a couple of years ago, and reading it again at a different stage in his life gave him a different perspective on it. Six months after re-reading it that second time, Damon Lindelof called and asked him to "come be weird and British" in his new show.

 

 

Watchmen premieres this Sunday, October 20th at 9pm on HBO in the US. The show is also airing around the world, so check your local listings to find the show where you are.

The Rake: Photo Spread and Interview

 

 

The Rake magazine has featured Tom in it's October issue with a pretty spectacular array of photos of Tom wearing a variety of gorgeous suits and one beautiful cashmere turtleneck, as well as an interview. This may be Tom's first published interview in quite some time, and it's been even longer for a photoshoot, but this certainly makes up for that in spades. Additional images are in the galleries.

It's a short but excellent interview. The journalist, Ed Cummings, realizes quite soon what we already know -- that Tom "is about as charming as they come." He proceeds to query Tom about dropping out of drama school, his background being brought up in the London suburbs, and a bit about his stint in the play Posh. In the years since Sleepy Hollow, Tom has taken only a couple of well chosen roles, so it is interesting that he mentions in the interview that there was a point that he considered moving beyond acting. Luckily he re-discovered the joy of acting while playing the villain in a Restoration Comedy, of all things. Thank heavens for Fainall.

The Rake is available now on newstands in the UK, and will soon be available in the US (check out your local Barnes and Noble). The digital version is available now from Zinio.

 

Photos by Pip

Podcast: Tom Talks Cruel Intentions

 

Podcast Like It's 1999

 

Phil Iscove, creator of Sleepy Hollow and current writer for ABC drama Station 19, created a podcast that covers the abundance of excellent movies released in 1999. Each week, Phil and his co-host Kenny chat with guests about a movie of the guest's choice from that year. Tom skyped in for a nice long conversation about the movie Cruel Intentions, starring Reese Witherspoon, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Ryan Phillipe and Selma Blair. You can find the podcast on iTunes or wherever you normally get your podcasts (don't forget to leave a review!) or use this link

NOTE: Tom stresses early on in the podcast that he finds this movie pretty problematic and did not actually choose it.