Tom Hiddleston is fighting to ''hold on to reality'' as he deals with the fame game.

The 'Kong: Skull Island' star is globally famous due to his role as Loki in the Marvel Cinematic Universe films and his whirlwind fling with pop sensation Taylor Swift.

Hiddleston admits it can be tough for him to deal with the fame game but he has great friends and family who let him be himself.

He said: ''Anyone in the public eye becomes vulnerable to projections. People will say good and bad things. Many are not true. So you just hold on to reality. I do that through my family and my friends.''

The 36-year-old actor is currently single and said his work projects are currently taking up his full focus and he doesn't have time for romance.

Hiddleston received critical acclaim last year for his role in TV series 'The Night Manager' - which has been commissioned for a second season - and, at the moment, his work is all that matters to him.

He added to The Evening Standard newspaper: ''The only thing I care about is the work - that's what I've dedicated myself to. In the end, that's the only thing that has any impact. I'm honoured if it's meant anything to anyone.''

Despite his quiet social life, Hiddleston is happy to admit he had the ''best time'' with Swift when they dated in 2016 and said he'll always cherish his time with the ''kind and lovely'' singer.

He said: ''Taylor Swift is an amazing woman. She's generous and kind and lovely, and we had the best time.''