Ouch. It looks like Armani reportedly ruled out Tom Hiddleston of taking over their underwear campaign from Taylor Swift’s ex, Calvin Harris, due to his romance with the ‘Blank Space’ singer. Is their relationship ruining his career? Find out more here!
Tom Hiddleston, 35, was once deemed Hollywood’s sexiest new actor, especially because of his racy sex scenes in The Night Manager, and Armani wanted to cash in on that. Unfortunately, they have since cut Tom out of the running to pose for their winter underwear collection. Why? Well, the fashion brand doesn’t want Tom to take over the campaign from Taylor Swift‘s ex, Calvin Harris, because of their “embarrassing” romance.
“Tom was on the shortlist as they examined who could take over from Calvin. Obviously with Tom now being Taylor’s other half and the Calvin past deal, it would generate huge media coverage and headlines,” a source told The Mirror.
“Armani would hate to be seen as getting PR for their brand by riding on Taylor Swift’s coat tails, so Tom will not get the job. While Tom is without doubt one of the sexiest actors of his generation, he may not be the right fit this time. The brand is looking at attracting 30-somethings and under, so Tom may be a little too old,” the source added.
And here we thought Tom’s romance with Taylor would only help boost his career — not kill it. But maybe it’s just all a weird coincidence. Because Tom was recently nominated for an Emmy award for his work on The Night Manager, and that came well after he started dating Taylor.
HollywoodLifers, should Armani reconsider and allow Tom Hiddleston to pose for their underwear campaign? Tell us how you feel below!