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.