Disney provided me with a trip to Los Angeles to cover the Thor 2: The Dark World event and film. Most expenses were paid however all thoughts and experiences are my own.
Ok, so in true disclosure, he told me and 24 other bloggers decked out in our Red Carpet finest that we looked amazing, but he also stopped mid interview to tell us that. So I’m not complaining.
Right before we attended the Hollywood red carpet premiere of Thor 2: The Dark World at the El Capitan Theater in Hollywood, we had the chance to chat with some of the stars of the film.
Tom Hiddleston was just as charming and charismatic as I expected and candidly answered nearly EVERY question we threw at him. Including what he keeps in his refrigerator.
How did you get in character to play a bad guy, and do you really like playing those kind of roles?
TH: 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 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, basically 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, villains, princes, kings, warriors, beggars. thieves, lovers, fathers and wizards and all of those things. So that’s it, for me that’s why I’m an actor, is I love studying people.
Loki’s just a particular kind of, actually I think he’s a minor chord with a couple of black notes in there. But I loved playing him. And I suppose the first question, my answer to it is, 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. Um, his playfulness, his, uh, his sense of fun, um, and the challenge of course is–– is to, um, uh, to make him real, and vulnerable and complex.
If someone visits your home and looked inside the refrigerator, what would they find?
TH: Ha. Well I’ve been on the road for a bit. I was very conscientious and emptied the fridge of all perishable food. As my mum taught me before I went away. I didn’t want to come home to like moldy bread. I think there’s some… there’s probably some bottles of fizzy water maybe some old cheese in the back, but cheese is alright, I think. Normally it’s full of green vegetables, butter, a few eggs, you know just sort of fridgey stuff, really.
In Marvel’s Avengers they team up a lot of superheroes and I was wondering if Loki teamed up with one of Marvel’s villains, who would it be and why?
TH: If there was like a team of villains… Well the thing about getting a group of villains together is they don’t get anything done. Because they’re all acting out of self-interest. “No, I want to take over the world!!” “No, but it’s mine!!” “No, but it,” and then it’s over, it’s finished – end of the film, it lasted two minutes.
Who would Loki turn up with? I’d love to see in the comics he teams up with the Enchantress, who is a sort of big, um, beautiful blonde and who is as untrustworthy and as skilled in the powers of magic as he is.
And they have a kind of, uh, quite an interesting dance that they do of recognizing that they’re basically the same, but that that’s why they shouldn’t be together.
Who else? TI mean I love the bad guys, I love, I’d love to see him with Dr. Doom, who was one of Spiderman’s big villains, um, and, um, there’s–– there’s a villain called Surtur, and he’s the fire demon who’s a pretty crazy cat, and you know I think that would be an interesting alliance.
But I feel like if Loki ever teams up he’s just using people, you know. In Avengers he teamed up with Thanos – that deal they made was that the Tessaract, the blue cube that Loki could use it to take over the Earth and once he had the Earth in his clutches he would hand over the Tessaract to Thanos who would then do whatever he wanted to with the Universe.
So the stakes are pretty high, um, but yeah. The good thing about Loki is he is genuinely dancing on this high wire tightrope between good and evil, between redemption and damnation, so you never know what he’s gonna do next.
So we went to Disneyland yesterday wearing our Free Loki shirts and lot of people are wondering is there gonna be a Loki spinoff movie?
TH: Well, at this point in time, uh, officially I know nothing.
TH: You won’t tell? Okay. Sea of computers. Sea of dictaphones recording my every word. I honestly people have asked me about it and the idea that–– that anyone, whether it’s one man and his dog, wants to see Loki in a solo movie is such a huge complement. I hear it’s more than one man and his dog, but you know, we’ll have to see. I honestly don’t know what the future of Loki is at this point, but it has been a rollercoaster and it’s been more than I have ever expected.
So I feel that there’s no point in me having expectations anymore because whatever happens is gonna surpass them so I’ll just ride it out I think, just buckle up and ride it out.