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Tom Hiddleston Wants to Believe in Ghosts (and Ghostbusters)

Tom Hiddleston could probably bust some ghosts. Photo: Michael Stewart/Getty Images

Tom Hiddleston has amassed a solid résumé of professional interactions with the supernatural, whether it’s as the Norse villain Loki, a centuries-old hipster vampire, or his current turn as a cunning inventor in Guillermo del Toro’s Gothic horror flick Crimson Peak. But what about off-camera? At the New York premiere of Crimson Peak last night, we asked Hiddleston if he himself had ever had a close encounter of the spectral kind. “You know, it’s funny, I feel like I’ve had experiences, but they’re probably products of my imagination,” Hiddleston said. “I saw two women at the end of my bed once at a hotel in France, but I think I was a little jet-lagged, so I may have imagined it.” Hallucinations aside, the actor does think there’s more to life than the world we can see. “I do believe in the unknown. We live in a world where everything has been explained by empirical evidence,” he said. “We like to think we know everything, but we don’t. So I’d like to believe in the unknown, basically. I’m open to it.”

So, if any apparitions wanted to make an appearance, he confirmed he’d be happy to meet them, noting, “I do believe in Ghostbusters!” Of course, we responded, who doesn’t believe in Bill Murray? At that, Hiddleston, impressionist extraordinaire, dropped seamlessly into his Bill Murray voice to toss off a Venkman line: “Human sacrifice, cats and dogs living together, mass hysteria!”

Tom Hiddleston Wants to Believe in Ghosts