Tom Hiddleston Loki Interview- Marvel The Avengers

Tom Hiddleston Talks About the Privilege of Inspiring Kids #TheAvengersEvent

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This past weekend I not only had the amazing opportunity to attend the Tribeca Film Festival red carpet preview of The Avengers, I was also able to interview two of the stars from the film, Tom Hiddleston (Loki) and Cobie Smulders (S.H.I.E.L.D Agent Maria Hill).  Our interviews took place at the beautiful Trump Soho just before they walked the red carpet .  They were both in their red carpet look, Cobie looked absolutely beautiful and Tom looked handsome.  It was so exciting to meet both of them!

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Before our interview with Tom Hiddleston he introduced himself to each of us and shook our hands.  He was so charming and handsome, I almost melted right there.  And his British accent made me swoon even more.  After our introductions and our hearts stopped going pitter patter, Tom talked to  us about his character Loki, why he hopes to inspire kids with his performance, and the priviliage of being able to inspire them.

Tom Hiddleston plays Loki, Thor’s evil brother in The Avengers!

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What was it like playing an evil bad guy?

Well, because I played him before, I kind of feel like I’ve got both my arms around him.  And,  I understand underneath all of his like, evil and anger and madness and mania, there’s a sort of emotional heartbreak.  But it was really fun to cut loose and just kind of let his hair down, literally and metaphorically.  Joss Whedon wanted me to make Loki more dangerous and menacing.  Because  for superhero films to work,  the sort of fist-pumping redemption-drama is earned by the heroes having to overcome an obstacle.  And your fist is pumping for Iron Man, Hulk, Thor and Captain America and all of those guys because I am that obstacle.  So someone’s got to do it, basically, and it was really fun.  And it was like being a kid, too.  There were days where I was you know, I had a harness underneath my costume, and wires, just underneath it, and attached to the sides, and I was just flying around, like a circus act, like a kid, basically.

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When you signed on to be in Thor and The Avengers, did you actively want to be part of a superhero movie that could potentially inspire kids that love superheroes?

Yeah.  Absolutely.  As a kid, I loved superhero films.  “Superman.”  “Indiana Jones.”  Tim Burton’s “Batman.”  Um.  You know.  And then as a teenager, I sort of went off into more kind of, um, refined like, just sort of refined things, like I discovered foreign language cinema and foreign language stuff and, you know, Shakespeare.  And your taste is just more refined.  And then I kind of remembered actually why I signed up in the first place.  It’s because of Christopher Reeve and, you know, I just thought, “Wouldn’t that be amazing?”  Before I’d even conceived of acting as a job, before I knew you could make a living being an actor, I wanted to be Superman.  And, I think, there’s so — if you get this kind of a film right, you can enter a child’s imagination in the most extraordinary way.

What are kids reaction to Loki’s character?  

I kind of dedicate my performance to Mark Ruffalo’s (The Hulk) 10 year old son.  He was on set a lot.  Joss Whedon and Kevin Feige, the producer, they were enormously supportive on set.  They were very complimentary when they liked something that I was doing.  I would do a take, and they would say, “Awesome.  You got it.  Let’s move on .”  Mark’s son would say (Tom said this in a very excited voice), “Oh, my god!  Tom!  That was incredible!  That was the most awesome thing I have ever seen!”  And I’m like, “I am doing this for you.”  And, you know, there were days when Mark would come in with his son just because his son wanted to watch.  He’d be like, “I’m sorry.  We’re here again.  He just loves you.”  And then you realize that that’s the power that these films can have.  It’s such a beautiful thing.  It’s really an amazing privilege.
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I think it was an amazing privilege to be able to interview Tom Hiddleston. He is one of the many reasons why you have to go see The Avengers this weekend!  He plays the perfect villain, or as Tom likes to call him, a heroic villain.

He believes Loki is an “antagonist as opposed to a villain, but only because every villain is a hero in his own mind.  All of in the world, as we move forward with our lives, we make choices, and like to think that they’re the right choices.  Loki is making all the wrong choices.  So he’s tragically deluded, and borderline insane, but he still thinks in the narrative of his life, he’s a hero.  So, I guess, let’s just say I belive in flawed heroes and heroic villains, and I think he, Loki, is a kind of heroic villain, in a way.”

Be sure to check back this week for all of my Marvel The Avengers Movie Coverage!  You can also follow along on twitter with hashtag #TheAvengersEvent.

Marvel’s The Avengers hits theaters everywhere on May 4th! 

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My dress and necklace was provided by Sonsi.   For more information about their gorgeous women’s plus size clothing read about my red carpet dress here!

Disclosure: Thank you Disney/Marvel and Tom Hiddleston for this amazing interview opportunity!

 Tom Hiddleston Talks About the Privilege of Inspiring Kids #TheAvengersEvent
Lauren is the owner and writer for Crazy About My Baybah. She is a mom that is crazy about her family, art, photography, getting fit, Disney, and living in Las Vegas.
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Comments

  1. That is so cool that you were able to interview him! I am so jealous!

    I am dying to see The Avengers.. and now I’m even more excited!

  2. That’s awesome you got to interview him. We are waiting for The Avengers to hit theaters.

  3. Wow, how exciting!! I’d be so nervous doing an interview of someone!!

  4. That’s really an amazing opportunity! Those photos must make anyone want to see the movie!

    Thanks for sharing!

    Blessings,
    Kristine

  5. That’s an amazing opportunity. Now I want to see the movie!

  6. Very very nice!

  7. wow – great opportunity! I even see Darcy in your pic! We saw this movie pre-screening — AWESOME!!!!!!

  8. Mellissa Hanks says:

    HOW COOL! What an amazing opportunity :O) I can’t wait to see the movie.

  9. What a cool opportunity! Thanks for sharing the interview.

  10. That is awesome that you got to do that!!!

  11. How cool! Great interview! My husband and I can’t wait to watch this movie.

  12. Great interview. It’s amazing what an affect this movie will have on kids.

  13. Nicest villain EVER!

  14. He was amazing!

  15. So handsome!!

  16. He seems so nice!

  17. he sounds wonderful and so handsome too

  18. He’s a very, very handsome man! Great interview!

  19. Zippy Sandler says:

    Bet you had a GREAT time.

  20. Too funny – I didn’t recognize this handsome man as Loki until I read this. Love your dress!

  21. This was a great interview. So glad we found out some cool stuff about him I think he is my favorite now :)

  22. He was so down to earth!
    Kas

  23. I’m still crushing on him. :)

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