Disney provided transportation and accommodations for this press visit.
If you ever have a chance to sit down with Tom Hiddleston you should. He’s a very nice approachable man that has such a passion for his profession. He also takes very very good photos. But his good looks aside, if you can even do that he’s very intellectual and really understands the psyche that is known as the super villain he plays Loki. In case you didn’t realize this, Loki is the God of mischief. And with mischief being his middle name having the screwed up view on his family life he has every reason to want to lash out and just be evil.
During the interview someone asked him if he likes playing a bad guy?
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 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. And I love that in the course of my life I will have played all 88 keys in lots of different ways.
SEE I TOLD YOU HE WAS A SMART GUY.
So I’ll have played heroes, and villains, and princes and kings and warriors and beggars and thieves and lovers and fathers and wizards all of those things. So that’s it, for me that’s why I’m an actor, is I love studying people.
And Loki’s just a particular kind of, actually I think he’s a minor chord with a couple of black notes in there. I loved playing him. He’s the God of Mischief. 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, his, uh, his sense of fun, and the challenge of course is to make him real, and vulnerable and complex.
Q : How has Loki changed since we last saw him, has he reconciled with his dad, or…?
Um, [LAUGHS] certainly not with his dad. I think Loki’s very angry with his father still. Basically you find him in–– in the wake of what happened in the Avengers. He’s back and he’s in prison. If he could be wearing, you know, he should be wearing an Asgardian version of a kind of boiler suit and, he’s not in a good way.
He’s basically been written out of history, condemned to be forgotten, unseen and unheard and haunted by his demons for eternity. And I think he’s keeping himself sharp by reading a lot keeping his mind exercised. He’s not great at the long game, Loki, but he’s very good at improvising.
So he’ll always manipulate every situation to his own self-advantage, 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, he’s more, um, provocative. But he’s also more damaged, I think, like there’s–– there’s a kind of spiritual, vulnerability, which is really acute. And I think he hits rock bottom in this film, he’s more alone, he’s more lonely, more sad, angrier, um, yeah you’ll see, I’m, sorry I don’t want to reveal too much.
WITH THAT BEING SAID, STAY UNTIL THE CREDITS ARE Completely OVER!!!!