The Big Issue: Tom in Last Christmas is smart, handsome, kind – he seems too good to be true, but these are all words that could describe yourself, and you’re real, right?
Tom is the breath of fresh air that Emilia’s character Kate needs in her life. He has this air about him of free-will, of not conforming, not caring what people think about him and being very present in time. He is not a slave to his mobile phone, and that’s an attribute that we lack in our lives sometimes.
It feels like he’s probably never logged onto Twitter.
We open ourselves to criticism much more, we allow random trolls online to dictate how we feel. When you live without that there’s a weight lifted from your shoulders.
Is Christmas extra special because that’s when people do switch off and slow down?
People travel halfway across the world to spend Christmas Day playing offline board games like Monopoly and Risk, all those games that start arguments. That’s living in the present, retouching each other’s lives.