Filming for Thor:The Dark World is set to begin later this month in London and Tom Hiddleston is excited to play villain Loki once again. He told Total Film magazine that he can guarantee that fans won’t be disappointed with director Alan Taylor’s vision of the film, calling it a continuation of the universe “in the most epic dimension and proportion imaginable.”
Hiddleston also discussed what he loves about playing Loki:
“The best thing about being Loki is that he is my diametric opposite. Physically, he is a photo negative of who I am. Loki is dark and pale, and I am light and fair. Also spiritually I am not much like him either. Yet I feel an incredible freedom in playing him. He is a combination of mercurial intellectual ability, emotional ambiguity, rakish charm, charisma and provocative wit. He has a wicked inclination to mischief, underneath which is a well of spiritual pain. Both these aspects are central to his depth as a character: his unashamed and perverse delight in creating chaos; and his capacity for raw emotional expression. And – as my American friends tell me – he’s kind of a badass! He’s one of the richest, most rewarding, most fun characters I’ve ever played.”
Tom Hiddleston is such a great actor and I always enjoy hearing/reading him talk about playing Loki. Looking forward to seeing pictures of Hiddleston in London as filming begins soon. If you come across any pictures, make sure to tweet them to me @HollyFangirlish so I can share them with the rest of us Hiddleston fangirls.