Tom Hiddleston Awkwardly Avoids Taylor Swift Questions

July 11, 2016 GMT

Tom Hiddleston doesn’t want to talk about Taylor Swift.

Me neither.

Reporters peppered the “The Avengers” actor with questions Saturday outside the hotel in Australia where he, and one would assume, Swift, are staying.

According to the Telegraph, Hiddleston was happy to pose for photos with fans and answer questions about his career. But things got weird when he was asked about Swift.

“How’s Taylor enjoying the beautiful Gold Coast?” one reporter asked., causing Hiddleston to stammer awkwardly.

“Um ... I ... er ... I’m ... I’m not going to answer that, if that’s alright.”

Fine by me.

The reporter then asked “What are you and your girlfriend looking forward to doing on the Gold Coast?”

Clever. Hiddleston said “I don’t know. It’s just good to be back.”

Some ridiculousness then broke out, with someone asking “Is Taylor Swift the one?”

Hiddleston reportedly responding by giggling a bit and saying “I’d rather just talk about my work, if that’s alright.”

After another dumb question about whether Swift needs a holiday, Hiddleston said “I can’t speak for her.”

I’d feel sorry for him if it wasn’t for all those staged photos of the two racing all over the Internet the past month or so.

We’ll stay on top of this story and bring you as many non-answers and staged photos of Taylor Swift and Tom Hiddleston in the coming days as we can.

Tony Hicks writes celebrity commentary for the Bay Area News Group. Contact him at Facebook.com/BayAreaNewsGroup.TonyHicks or Twitter.com/tonyhicks67