Jenn Selby
25 September 2014

Tom Hiddleston is the latest famous man to lend his face to Emma Watson’s new gender equality initiative.

The Avengers actor gushingly described the actress “impeccable and extraordinary” after she delivered a rousing speech in her role as UN Women Ambassador in New York over the weekend.

“For the record, feminism by definition is: ‘The belief that men and women should have equal rights and opportunities’,” she said, before extending a “formal invitation” to male members of her audience to join her in her campaign.

“@EmWatson you are impeccable and extraordinary,” Hiddleston tweeted alongside an earnest image of his face, holding up a piece of paper with the tag #HeForShe written on it. “I stand with you. I believe in gender equality.”

He followed it up by posting a link to her speech, quoting her phrase: “Both men and women should feel free to be sensitive. Both men and women should feel free to be strong.”  Independent