I recently had the beyond amazing privilege to fly out to California for the red carpet premiere of THOR: THE DARK WORLD! While out there, oh-so-awesome opportunity to interview Tom Hiddleston, who plays Loki, the God of Mischief, in Marvel’s Thor/Avengers series. Now I admit, I’m totally a #TeamThor girl. Prior to this trip, I noticed all the fan love for Loki via the #LokiArmy and #LokiLadies. Actually we even had a good number of Loki Ladies in our blogger group!
As Tom walked into the room, he greeted us with a huge warm smile! He claimed that he felt like the “President or something” given our enthusiastic response to his arrival. He noted sarcastically in a polite manner “well I play the bad guy, you probably know that. I feel like I should be sitting here with a white cat and stroking it.” Polite and funny? This interview was off to a good start!
Below I’ve included some highlights from the interview. Tom was beyond charming and such a nice fellow to meet! He was gracious and genuine. One of the highlights? He actually stopped the interview at one point because he just wanted to tell us how beautiful he thought we all looked. No really. Cue the swooning (yes, I know that even the one daddy blogger in the group was swooning too!). Okay, I know his compliments were directed to the room… but it’s not every day a celebrity tells me I’m beautiful. So yes, I had to mention it!
How did you get in character to play a bad guy, and do you really like playing those kind of roles?
TOM: Second question first. I love playing all kinds of roles, and I hope it doesn’t sound too pretentious but I always feel like human nature is like a piano. There are 88 keys where some white keys and some black keys and each character is a different chord on the piano. I hope that in the course of my life I will have played all 88 keys in lots of different ways. So I’ll have played heroes, and villains, and princes and kings and warriors and beggars and thieves and lovers and fathers and wizards. For me that’s why I’m an actor. I love studying people.