They caught him on a good day.
Hours after it was announced that he was nominated for an Emmy, Tom Hiddleston hopped on the phone from Australia to do a bit of press.
The Hollywood Reporter asked The Night Manager star a series of questions related to the Emmy Awards in September, all leading to the one thing everyone wants to know about:
His relationship with Taylor Swift.
It was early in Australian during the interview, where Hiddleston is currently filming Thor: Ragnarok.
THR had a hard time believing that Hiddleston was going to celebrate his nomination by going to work, but the Brit suggested that he might toast his good news with co-stars Chris Hemsworth and Mark Ruffalo.
Does Hiddleston plan on bringing her as his date to the Emmys?
"I don't," he told THR with a laugh. "I didn't even know I could."
"It's 4 in the morning here!"
Then came THE question: What say you about those who write off your relationship with Taylor Swift as a damn good PR move?
"Well, um. How best to put this?" he started.
"That notion is — look, the truth is that Taylor Swift and I are together, and we're very happy. Thanks for asking. That's the truth. It's not a publicity stunt."
This is the first time Hiddleston has directly addressed his burgeoning relationship with the 26-year-old singer.
An Australian reporter attempted to do the same earlier this week, and came back with a polite "nope, not talking about that."
Maybe he felt bad for Swift, who is in the midst of an online beef with her ex and was publicly slammed by Calvin Harris on Twitter yesterday.
Whatever the reason, Hiddleston has either put rumors to rest or awoken the beast.
All all he wanted to do was talk about how excited he was to see his British friends at the show.
"I'm very much looking forward to seeing my friends who are nominated in the same category, Benedict Cumberbatch and Idris Elba," he said.
"They're both old friends of mine."
"I worked with Benedict a long time ago - six or seven years ago now, and he's been a friend ever since. And the same is true of Idris."
You can bet your bottom dollar Swift has already called up British designers to dress her for the Emmys.
"Look you guys!" she'll say to Idris and Benedict as she twirls in her Union Jack gown. "Ello, gov-nah!"
Go home, Taylor. You're embarrassing yourself.