Loki: Tom Hiddleston says Marvel role ‘changed my life’
Wandavision, ดาวน์โหลด slot Falcon and the Winter Soldier – and now Loki.
Marvel has brought the heroes and villains of its comics to the small screen in 2021, and Tom Hiddleston’s Loki is perhaps the most mischievous of them all.
He tells Radio 1 Newsbeat that landing the role in 2011 “changed his life”.
“I feel a huge responsibility in honouring the affection in which Loki is held by the audience,” he said at the London premiere.
“I absolutely love playing him. He is such a fun, complex character.”
As with most Marvel projects, Tom says everyone involved in the new TV series, on Disney+, has had to keep their “mouths tightly closed” to avoid dropping any spoilers – something he’s “terrified” of doing.
“It’s best just to swallow the news and the truth and never speak of it until it’s time,” he says.
“The Marvel movies mean so much to so many people and the characters mean so much to so many people.
“I think they enjoy being surprised.”
Loki was confirmed as gender fluid in a recent promotional clip.
But it wasn’t a huge surprise to fans who have done their reading – it was confirmed in the comics back in 2014.
“Loki has always been fluid – someone who crosses boundaries and is unpredictable and mercurial,” Tom says.
“I was really pleased we got to touch on that in this series.
“It’s an amazing privilege to get to explore who he is in different ways.”