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The glitz, the glamour, the pop of the flashbulb… all elements of a Red Carpet event. But when the cast of Thor: The Dark World is about to walk into the Red Carpet premier, a feeling of euphoria and excitement like no other seems to wash over the crowd that has huddled across the street for hours before the premier.
For me, the excitement is just as raw. But not necessarily because of the Red Carpet experience, but because I am still riding high from interviewing none other than Loki from Thor just hours before.
A tall, lanky fellow, Tom Hiddleston personified the charming man that everyone wants to sit down and talk to. A ready smile, a boisterous laugh, a sense of humor ready to be displayed at a moments glance, he is mannered, kind and seemingly oblivious to the complete obsession fans across the world have with his character, Loki.
In fact, after the interview, which you will see snippets of below, I asked him if he would let me take a photo of him for my friend, Lynn – you have seen her as my food craft maven on this blog – who thinks he is the best thing that ever happened to the dirt on the Earth and he happily obliged and smiled and I got a shot meant just for Lynn.
With ‘stars’ seemingly unreachable, it was a hallmark moment for me.
His alter ego on screen in this movie, Loki, though evil to the bone, is just as witty, charming and quick to the smile as Mr. Hiddleston is. You love to hate him, want to root for him and can not take your eyes off of him. A master of his own destruction, he surprises everyone with his vulnerability and elusive motives from the start to the finish of Thor: The Dark World.
Read below some of the questions and answers from the interview with Loki, aka Tom Hiddleston.
How did you get in character to play a bad guy, and do you really like playing those kind of roles?
TH: Second question first. I love playing all kinds of roles. I hope it doesn’t sound too pretentious but I always feel human nature is like a piano and there are 88 keys and there are some white keys and some black keys and each character is a different chord on the piano. Basically I hope that in the course of my life I will have played all 88 keys. So I’ll have played heroes, and villains, and princes and kings and warriors and beggars and thieves and lovers and fathers and wizards and all of those things. That is why I’m an actor… I love studying people.
Loki’s just a minor chord with a couple of black notes in there. But I loved playing him. I suppose to the first question, my answer to it is that Thor is the God of Thunder and Loki is the God of Mischief and his mischief is the thing that I love playing so much. His playfulness combined with his sense of fun. The challenge of course is to make him real, and vulnerable and complex.
How has Loki changed since we last saw him?
TH: I think Loki’s very angry with his father still. Basically you find him in the wake of what happened in The Avengers. He is back and he is in prison and he is not in a good way. He’s been written out of history, condemned to be forgotten, unseen and unheard and haunted by his demons for eternity. He’s keeping himself sharp by reading a lot and keeping his mind exercised. He’s not great at the long game but he’s very good at improvising. So he’ll always manipulate every situation to his own advantage.
How has he changed? I think he’s almost freer in one sense, spiritually. He’s more mischievous, he’s more fun, more provocative. But he’s also more damaged, I think, like there is a kind of spiritual vulnerability which is really acute. I feel he hits rock bottom in this film. He is more alone, more lonely, more sad and even, angrier.
Not giving too much away, what was your favorite part of the film?
TH: Working with Chris Hemsworth. There are a couple of scenes where I feel like the two brothers really have a particular chemistry. I also know that my friendship with Chris is that infused that relationship. We became very firm and fast friends and now have this amazing adventure together. I think our friendship really infuses the Tho and Loki relationship in this film and that’s probably my greatest pride.
Is there gonna be a Loki spinoff movie?
TH: Well, officially I know nothing. word. Honestly people have asked me about it and the idea that and really – that anyone wants to see Loki in a solo movie is such a huge complement. We’ll have to see. I honestly don’t know what the future of Loki is at this point. But it has been a roller coaster and it’s been more than I have ever expected.
Have you seen Thor: The Dark World yet? It in in theaters now and will not disappoint!
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