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Tom Hiddleston, W Magazine

Mona Kuhn for W magazine

He's being billed as Taylor Swift's new leading man and, according to these new photos, it's easy to understand why the songstress is smitten. 

Tom Hiddleston, the British-born hunk taking Hollywood by storm with roles in the upcoming King Kong remake and AMC's The Night Manager, has gratuitously stripped down to his skivvies in honor of W

As these new shots prove, the London native is not shy about showing some skin. In fact, he famously bared his naked bum during a steamy sex scene on the first season of Manager, though American fans were robbed of the sighting when the scene was cut out of airings in the United States. 

"I was surprised to hear that they cut my butt out!" he admitted to the magazine. "I'm here to tell you that my butt is not dangerous. And there are many, many more dangerous things that people are happy to broadcast. I don't know what that says about the world we live in, but it probably says something."

Tom Hiddleston, W Magazine

Mona Kuhn for W magazine

While fans seem convinced of his sleuthing portrayal on the miniseries—enough to spark rumors of him playing the ultimate spy in the next rendition of James Bond—Hiddleston doesn't think he'd make the best real-life secret agent. 

"Right now I'd make a terrible spy, because every­body knows who I am," he continued. "They'd be like, 'What are you doing here?' But Susanne Bier, the director of The Night Manager, said that she thinks I am very enigmatic and good at keeping secrets." 

Recent personal events are evidence of such stealthiness. Just two weeks after Taylor Swift's breakup from her longtime boyfriend Calvin Harris, the songstress was spotted smooching Hiddleston in Rhode Island, igniting a flurry of questions aimed at the new pair that very few could have predicted. When had this romance begun? How did they keep it so cleverly concealed? While many questions remain under investigation, E! News confirmed this romance is a slow and steady one. 

"Taylor is hanging out with Tom. Nothing serious is going on, but she is talking to him," the insider exclusively revealed. "They have been out a few times. She really enjoys his company. She is not looking to jump into anything this fast, but will take things as it goes nice and slowly."