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Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Changeable Charlie Eye Colors
The actor Tom Hiddleston has what the ancients called The Eyes of Athena. According to legend, her eye color changes were governed by her emotions. If she wore white, that theory holds up.
So Hiddleston’s eyes probably aren’t electric blue, but they might not be green either. So what color are they? Most likely Hiddleston’s changing eye color is a result of what he’s wearing. Dr. Ivan Schwab spoke about the occurrence with the Wall Street Journal and said that when you look at someone’s eyes, the color you see is influenced by the colors around it. ”If I wear a shirt that is complementary, my eyes may appear to be a different color, but the wavelength is the same,” Schwab said.
Essentially that means when Hiddleston wears blue, his eyes appear more blue and when he wears green they take on more of that color. But really, when trying to find a solution to his eye color mystery, you can’t turn to Tumblr GIFs and assume they haven’t been enhanced. You can’t even 100 percent trust his agency and the notation that they’re green. There’s one person whose opinion means more than all the others, and that’s Tom Hiddleston himself. So what color eyes does Hiddles think he has? Blue.
Speaking to Entertainment Weekly last year, he confirmed what many had always thought (emphasis author's). ”In making [Loki] with raven black hair and blanching my face of all color, it changed my features. Suddenly my blue eyes look a lot bluer, which lends a severity to my face.”
So there you have it. Hiddleston's eyes may change depending on what he’s wearing, but at the heart of it all he has blue eyes, and he said so himself. But even if you’re not convinced, there’s one thing no Hiddlestoner can deny: Hiddleston’s eyes are gorgeous no matter what color they are. (So true; and he is a fine Shakespearean actor as well. BBL)