Tom Hiddleston, who plays Loki in “Thor: The Dark World”, revealed his favorite villains in film in an interview with Entertainment Weekly on Oct. 27. Hiddleston, along with Chris Hemworth and Natalie Portman, has been on a whirlwind international press tour for the second “Thor” film, due in U.S. theaters on Nov. 8, according to IMDB.
Tom Hiddleston is the son of a stage manager mother and scientist father. Born in Westminster, London, Tom graduated from the University of Cambridge and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.
Tom confided in Entertainment Weekly, explaining what famous on-screen bad guys the Loki star watched for inspiration for his dark role. Hiddleston even hinted that he may have a man-crush on Alan Rickman, famous for his Severus Snape role in the “Harry Potter” films.
I’m standing on the shoulders of the villains I loved as a child … Jack Nicholson as The Joker in Tim Burton’s Batman, Alan Rickman in Die Hard and James Mason in North by Northwest. I mean, Alan Rickman, particularly in that film, was having such a good time and was so likeable.”
Hiddleston opened up about his experience playing the “God of Mischief”, going into great detail about his acting technique and the reasoning behind his character.
Thor has always been the God of Thunder and Loki has been the God of Mischief … So you have this one word mischief which encompasses all these things and that’s the role I’m playing … I hope that’s something that’s appealing: you know, Loki’s having a good time and so am I,” Tom said.
According to EntertainmentWise, Tom Hiddleston gave another recent interview with Cover Media where he stated that he is interested in doing a spin-off film for his “Thor” character, Loki. Tom has continually played his most famous role for three years and in three films; “Thor”, “The Avengers” and “Thor: The Dark World”.
I have so many ideas about where I could take him [Loki] and how he can be developed further. The more I've played him, the more I've got to know him and I feel like I own a part of him now. I have an authority on him … I'd never expected in my wildest expectations that he would be so popular. It's just a huge compliment so I feel really grateful for it," he said.
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