Tom Hiddleston Reveals How Taylor Swift Convinced Him to Dance With Her at the Met Gala

Actor dishes the details behind their viral dance video

By Kendall Fisher May 05, 2016 9:45 PMTags
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Hands down, the greatest moment to come out of the 2016 Met Gala was undoubtedly Taylor Swift breaking it down with Tom Hiddleston.

The video of their slick (slightly awkward) dance moves went viral almost immediately, causing a collection of GIFs and memes for the Internet to eat up over the last few days.

However, we all couldn't help but ask the same question: how exactly did this incredible moment come about?

Well, thankfully, the actor is dishing the details of what went down.

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"I love dancing, who doesn't?" he told the Press Association in an interview Thursday. "It's a weird one [that it went viral]. I haven't actually danced for a long time, but I happened to be dancing at the Met Gala because it was a party."

However, it took a bit of convincing to get him up and out on the floor.


"I was on a table with Taylor Swift  and The Weeknd was playing and she said, 'The thing about these parties is nobody gets up to dance' and you're making music," he explained. "She, as a musician, was like, 'We've got to dance for The Weeknd' so we got up and danced."

He added, "I didn't know it was going to ping round the world, but it's all good."

Well, when you've got a partner like T.Swift—who is known for her awesome dance moves at big events—there's no stopping you from getting GIF'd.  Now you know, Tom Hiddleston, now you know.

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