Finally got my Blag magazine in the mail today! It’s beyond beautiful.
I’ll urge any Tommy-fan who hasn’t bought it yet to do so, not only are the photos very pretty, the interview is wonderfully long, deep, weird and hilarious. And boy can that man talk! I love it. So much.
As instructed, I’m not posting from the magazine, but I’ll just give you one quote which illustrates Tom’s very grounded view on his chosen trade and on fame.
“It’s very strange job being an actor. Especially having now to some extent experienced being a successful one too - because at the moment, it feels like the world is kind of my oyster. But this is a sense of false security I don’t really trust. I’m always ready to fall from favour, it’s just a fraction of an inch, an arm’s length, a poor choice away - not even necessarily my own choice either. And out here amongst the circus of it all, one can get an altogether unrealistic perspective and ungrounding experience of the world… never mind the privilege.”
Also, there’s a long passage on the word ‘specificity’ - without any reference to Inception! Amazing.
I chose not to be in magazine, but I see a few familiar names and faces from around here. Thanks Sarah & Sally for a truly lovely magazine!