Tom Hiddleston got back from his recent trip to Africa a while ago, but it seems as though the trip has made a profound impact on his life. Tom is featured in the latest issue of Flaunt Magazine, and he opens up about blogging about his trip and what activism means to him.
He first talks about his film roles, and how his outlook on the world is affecting what jobs he chooses. He explains, "Every time you consider a job, you have to check in with your inner compass and say, 'Does this fit in with how I see what the work is for? Is this going to be something interesting and valuable to contribute to the world?'"
He also talks about blogging for UNICEF about his trip to West Africa, explaining that he's not much more than a 'crier'. He says, "I'm someone who can write about it and make people aware, but I'm not distributing vaccines; I'm not organizing transportation; I can't make fortified milk for infants who are malnourished; I can't build schools and find jobs and build training systems; I'm not a chemist; I'm not an engineer; I'm not a politician - I'm just in a position where people, some people, a few people, will read what I've got to say."
A lot of what he says in this interview is a repetition of what he's mentioned on the blog, but it points to how passionate he feels about what he's saying. And while Tom may just consider himself a 'crier', at least he's managing to initiate conversation and bring attention to the situation, which is far more than other celebrities and actors do.