I saw this fun featureette while I was in LA last week. Tom Hiddleston stars in the Next Tinker Bell movie. He plays Captain Hook and he sings. He’s a triple threat ladies, he sings, he dances and he can act!
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!!!!
I never dreamed I’d have a life bigger than being a stay at home mom. After my second child was born I was seriously depressed and had to find something to do with my life, I started blogging and the next thing I know I’m interviewing amazing actors like Tom Hiddleston who play Loki in Marvel’s newest movie The Avengers.
What did I think about Tom?
He’s amazingly real. Actors that know how to capture our hearts look us in the eye, shake our hands or give us a quick peck on the cheek. Tom Hiddleston shook all of our hands and asked us our names before we began our interview. How charming is that, he may play one scary megalomaniac in The Avengers but in person he’s kind, intelligent and quite animated.
He came in the room and he was all about fun and being relaxed. The girls told him the view in the bathroom was amazing so he had to go check it out. Once he sat down I decided it was time to start the interview, I mean we only had 10 minutes with him and I didn’t want to waste a second of it. So I asked him
So, tell us how much you like playing such an evil bad guy???
Well, because I played him before, I kind of feel like I’ve got both my arms around him. I understand underneath all of his evil and anger madness and mania, there’s a sort of emotional heartbreak. But it was really fun to cut loose and just let his hair down, literally and metaphorically.
You all know that in a superhero movie they good guys have to overcome an obstacle. One was they all thought they were the best and didn’t want to work together, two, they had to overcome Loki and all of his mass destruction so the movie wouldn’t have have been possible without a really super bad guy and Tom Hiddleston has mastered Loki if you ask me. Of course he did have the coaching of Joss Whedon. Together they made Loki more menacing. That and because of Joss’s immaculate writing and direction, the — the sort of fist-pumping redemption-drama is, uh, is earned by the heroes having to overcome an obstacle. And your fist is pumping for Iron Man, Hulk, and Thor and Captain America … all of those guys because I am that obstacle. Someone’s got to do it, basically, and it was really fun, like being a kid, too. There were days where I had a harness underneath my costume, and wires underneath and attached to the sides and I was just flying around, like a circus act, like a kid, basically.
Sounds like complete fun to me. Plus he seems to enjoy being and inspiration to children. Of course he’s the bad guy in this movie and most kids will probably want him to bite the dust he finds himself remembering how he wanted to be superman and that through a film… you can enter a child’s imagination in the most extraordinary way
Loki is a complicated character it’s not that he’s evil he’s hurt and damaged. Tom said there is still a vulnerability there. He also said, there is still this spiritual damage at the heart of him, underneath his anarchy and his chaos and his anger and destructiveness.
What are his thoughts on Loki?
I always think of him as an antagonist as opposed to a villain, but only because every villain is a hero in his own mind. Uh, and all of us in the world, we, as we move forward with our lives, we make choices, and we like to think that they’re the right choices.
What are your thoughts on Loki in The Avengers? Go see it May 4th and come back here and tell me all about them.
Thank you to Disney and Tom Hiddleston for this amazing interview opportunity.
Something in the movie Marvel’s The Avengers that you can’t see until Friday was how they actually honored the First Responders of our country in the movie. They were on the scene and they looked heroic while they helped people as The Avengers fought the guys that were impossible for them to defeat. One thing I can show you is how first responders our nations heroes were honored at the Red Carpet event I attended Saturday. During the closing night of the Tribeca Film Festival in New York the First responders had the red carpet treatment. They were given free tickets to the film festival, they were on the carpet with the stars. They were taking their pictures with them and truly honored in a special way. When Robert Downy Junior was introducing the movie he asked all of the first responders and military to stand, then everyone in the room stood to give them a much deserved big warm round of applause. I was honored to be apart of watching everyday heroes having a very special night.
Here is the Pictures from Closing Night of Tribeca Film Festival With First Responders & Marvel’s The Avengers…
Thor: Chris Hemsworth
The Incredible Hulk: Mark Ruffalo
Agent Phil Coulson Clark Gregg
Loki: Tom Hiddleston
Iron Man: Robert Downey Jr.
Maria Hill: Cobie Smulders
Thanks to Disney for the photos, travel and expenses
War Horse, which received Academy Award nominations for Best Picture, Best Cinematography, Best Original Score, Best Art Direction, Best Sound Editing and Best Sound Mixing, comes out on Blu-ray and DVD April 3rd. Disney is releasing WAR HORSE on Blu-ray, DVD, Digital Download and On-Demand on Tuesday, April 3, 2012. From Legendary Academy Award®-winning motion picture director/producer Steven Spielberg, this critically acclaimed and Academy Award®-nominated epic adventure tells the story of the extraordinary journey of courage and friendship as seen through the eyes of one unforgettable horse named Joey, and his miraculous journey to find his way back home.
I saw this movie back in December and really enjoyed it. I loved how it captured the heart of the horse and the terrible aspects of war without really showing the gore of the war. Joey was fantastic, of course I hear there were about 15 Joeys. They were all fabulous. Then of course all the actors were fantastic too. It wasn’t until recently that I realized that the actor (Tom Hiddleston) that plays Loki in The Avengers was also in War Hose. Someone told me that about 10 times and I never got it until I made the connection myself. Because he looks completely different. Tom played Captain Nicholls. The soldier that took Joey to war.
I interviewed Emily Watson and just loved her. Emily felt the movie was filmed beautifully and as an anti-war film you really get the idea that that particular war was pointless. 4 years of carnage and so much loss of life and a terrible miss treatment of animals. Steven Spielberg captured all of that beautifully without making you watch all of the carnage. She played Rosie Narracott the mother of Albert.
Now Albert plays a very central role in the movie War Horse. He becomes the owner of Joey at a very early age and believes this horse is capable of great things. He does everything he can to prove it too, even enlists in the war to prove it.
War Horse Synopsis:
The First World War is experienced through the journey of this horse—an odyssey of joy and sorrow, passionate friendship and high adventure. “War Horse” is one of the great stories of friendship and war— a successful book, it was turned into a hugely successful international theatrical hit that is currently on Broadway. It now comes to screen in an epic adaptation by one of the great directors in film history.
2-Disc Combo Pack (Blu-ray + DVD)
· “War Horse”: The Journey Home
· An Extra’s Point of View
Bonus features include a special 60 minute documentary (named “A Filmmaking Journey”), created by Spielberg, that offers a never-before-seen inside look into the making of WAR HORSE, a behind the scenes look at Spielberg’s Award-Winning “Dream Team” – the film’s scoring session with five-time Oscar-winning composer John Williams, a look through Producer Kathleen Kennedy‘s lens as she shares photos she took during the filming and recounts her discovery of “War Horse.”
We received a sample.
I tried to participate in the Avenger World Twitter chat because I love the Avengers and I’m a big science fiction nerd. I love super heroes and Marvel knows how to do them best if you ask me. The Avengers looks like it’s going to be amazing and they’ve done such a good job with all the other movies leading up to the Avengers. So the nerd in my had no choice but to try and participate in the Avenger World Twitter Chat. BIG EXTRA Plus they had Agent Coulson (Clark Gregg (@clarkgregg)) and Loki (Tom Hiddleston (@twhiddleston))
and Nick Furry (Samuel L. Jackson @samuelljackson))
My favorite question for Samuel L Jackson was
For @SamuelLJackson Nick Fury or Mace Windu?
Jedi or mortal? You be the judge!
I say Jedi of course but Nick Fury is quite the character too, plus Mace Windu died.
My favorite question for Tom Hiddleston
@twhiddleston Five years ago, would you have believed that you would play the most badass villain in superhero movie history?
Bless you. And no!
One of my favorite questions:
That’s a toss up, an awful lot of Avenger-snark to go around…
The chat was over 10,000 people and I did a hashtracking report and at one point it had 2.5 million impression and that was at the very beginning of that chat. Later on Hashtracking just crashed because it couldn’t keep up with it all. I couldn’t keep up with it all either. It throttled my computer. So there is no doubt in my mind how successful The Avengers is going to be in theaters. The Avenger World Chat ended with:
By the way… IN THE END, IT WILL BE EVERY MAN FOR HIMSELF.
Can’t wait to see what that means!
MARVEL’S THE AVENGERS hits theaters on May 4, 2012 just in time for my birthday.
For now I leave you with this new sneak peak into the Avengers!: