Tom Hiddleston On The Villainy Of Loki And His Training For THOR!

English actor Tom Hiddleston talks about his preparation for a role in Kenneth Branagh's THOR, plus how did he made this character sympathetic to the audience and more!

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By WolvieCBM - 1/12/2011


Tom Hiddleston is playing Loki in the highly anticipating comic book adaptation THOR directed by Kenneth Branagh. Speaking to SFX Magazine he answered some questions about his role.

A big thanks to my buddy RealIrOnMaN from SpiderMedia for providing this exclusive transcript of the Q&A interview!

"Oh, Brother! A newcomer dons the villainous mantle of Loki, Thor's brother..."


- How do you make a character like this sympathetic to the audience?

"Ken encouraged me to show his vulnerability; that he's actually Thor's younger brother, and he wants his father's love just as much as the next man. Thor seems to get it without question. And Loki is out in the cold on his own. I hope that's something that people can understand."


- Does he love his brother Thor? Or is he just pretending for Odin's sake?

"I like to think that Loki's such a good liar that you can't tell. I didn't want to do any moustache-twiddling or winking at the audience to say, 'This is when I'm lying.' In the film you find out that Loki has been responsible for a hell of a lot more than you first might have imagined."


- Chris (Hemsworth) bulked up for the role. Did you?
"I did a lot of training, actually, which is less visible than it is in the size of his arms[laughs]. Ken asked for me to be very lean and very strong at the same time, and he wanted me to develop a fighting style. I don't know if you know the Brazilian martial art of capoeira, but it was something like that. I felt like if Thor was a big rock, Loki was like the wind, and he would dance around this sturdy block of granite. So I developed a kind of fighting style that was much more balletic, a kind of lethal dance."


THOR is set to hit theatres on May 6!

Source: SFX Magazine
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DaenerysTargaryen - 1/12/2011, 1:27 PM
He's soo adorable! *‿*
LEEE777 - 1/12/2011, 1:37 PM
Well, he's deff the PERFECT LOKI!!! :)
Rhys - 1/12/2011, 1:42 PM
Awesome! Hahahaha

@GOTOHELL, I just watched that video! Its awesome, I wanna see Loki kick @ss like that! Haha
patriautism - 1/12/2011, 1:43 PM
I wish I had a mustache =(. I would totally twiddle it.
OverlyManlyMan - 1/12/2011, 2:38 PM
Hiddleston's performance is going to be amazing

fingers crossed
JoshWilding - 1/12/2011, 3:03 PM
This guy will steal the show as Loki. Awesome work Wolvie! :)
marvel72 - 1/12/2011, 3:09 PM
loki,red skull & sinestro all out in the same year f*cking awesome.

@ gotohell

cheers for posting the video,never seen that martial art before.

seeing loki doing that style of fighting is gonna look f*cking sweet.
CaptainQuirk - 1/12/2011, 3:58 PM
He's going to breakout this year like Andrew Garfield did last year.
sexfoodcomics - 1/12/2011, 4:20 PM
Man I can't wait to see him reek havoc in the Avengers movie.
AlexDeLarge87 - 1/12/2011, 4:27 PM
Cool! Cant wait to see his performance!:)
Something like that fighting style is perfect for Loki!
"Dancing like a butterfly! Stinging like a bee!"
odinson11 - 1/12/2011, 5:42 PM
Who ever did the casting for this movie totally hit a home run. They cast the perfect guy for thor,loki, and odin and they hired the perfect director! There is no way that this movie wont be good.
RorMachine - 1/12/2011, 5:54 PM
Good stuff dude. It's a shame we haven't seen or heard more from Loki in the trailers yet though.
flames809 - 1/12/2011, 6:40 PM
If Odin loved Loki as much as he loved Thor there wouldn't be no war between 2 brothers and father next time he should learn from his mistake
kakinurmawth - 1/13/2011, 12:41 AM
"In the film you find out that Loki has been responsible for a hell of a lot more than you first might have imagined."-- niiiice. I hope they do that well.

"...a kind of fighting style that was much more balletic, a kind of lethal dance." -- this reminds me of the Aiel from Robert Jordan's book series The Wheel of Time.

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