Joanna Hogg: The first thing I asked Tom to read before “Archipelago” was Dostoevsky’s “The Idiot”, before I’d even written a word. Tom, there was one other work, which you suggested I look at… We don’t have to mention it… [whispers] “The Snowman”.
Tom Hiddleston Oh, “The Snowman”, absolutely! I don’t know how I came to think of it. I think I’d watched it recently and Edward was swimming around in my head. It’s beautiful.
Joanna Hogg: I thought it was spot on.
Tom Hiddleston: I saw this boy and thought: Edward is this boy grown up. So those pyjamas Edward wears are those pyjamas from “The Snowman”. I don’t wear those pyjamas! It helped when we went around getting costumes from charity shops in west London. [x]