July 20th, 2012
Loki was brought up with the expectation of entitlement — he was born to rule, both Thor and Loki were born to be kings. And yet, there is no kingdom for Loki, so he has to find one. So he’s come down to earth to subjugate humanity and rule the human race as their king. I guess we’ve skirted over the facts of where Loki disappeared to, but we’ve imagined that he’s had a pretty horrible time and this is his kind of last chance at giving himself an identity or a home, somewhere to belong to.
Tom Hiddleston [2 May 2012]

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July 19th, 2012

Well I have to take it seriously, and yet allow the audience to laugh. It’s that thing of if you play it straight it’s funny — the best comedy is always played straight down the middle. The adjustment is understanding from the screenplay that a moment is hilarious, [but] Thor doesn’t know it’s funny. Chris Hemsworth can know it’s funny, but as Thor he has to play it right down the middle.

I hope that the scene between the two of us on the mountaintop is actually really deeply felt, and then Downey comes in and then calls it “Shakespeare in the park,” which is a great line and we can allow the audience to laugh at it retrospectively. But also you’ve been watching a scene which is like really deeply felt between two brothers — I hope.

Tom Hiddleston [on injecting humor into serious chacracters/situations, 2 May 2012]

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The thing about playing gods, whether you’re playing Thor and Loki or Greco Roman gods or Indian gods or characters in any mythology, the reason that gods were invented was because they were basically larger versions of ourselves. They experienced the same feelings of pride and jealousy and anger, and also the good stuff — love and generosity — and the extremity of virtue and the extremity of vice.
Tom Hiddleston

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July 18th, 2012
You know, I read as much as I could in the time that I had and reread stuff and one of the favorite things that I did was, Alison Pill [who played Fitzgerald’s wife Zelda] and I had a day in each other’s company before we shot, to get to know each other, and we were staying at a hotel in Paris called the Bristol, and we sat on the roof of the hotel. It was a really sunny day and she had a book of the letters that Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald sent each other. It’s a compilation of all of their letters that they sent to each other in their lives, and they’re some of the most romantic, intimate beautiful writing I’ve ever read.
Tom Hiddleston [on doing research for Midnight in Paris]

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Well, the thing that I suppose is closest to my heart is Shakespeare. I really am a nerd about Shakespeare, I love it [laughs] and the reason why is because he’s one of the wisest, most compassionate writers in the course of Western literature, in the course of all literature. And he understood human nature so deeply, not just our great capacity for virtue and for goodness, and for love, but our capacity for pain and destruction and anger.
Tom Hiddleston [when asked if he had any historical figures or even fictional figures that inspired your take on Loki?]

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July 17th, 2012
And my costume particularly does so much of the work for me, because Loki’s silhouette is so incredibly menacing. Those clothes are so mean – it’s leather and metal and gold. But there were days when I longed for the suit [that Clark Gregg got to wear as Agent Coulson] – Dolce and Gabbana. In the museum [scene in Germany, Loki had] three hours in a nice suit.
Tom Hiddleston [on Loki’s costume, 28 May 2012]

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I don’t know videogames either. The last videograme I played [laughs], apart from DANCE DANCE REVOLUTION at [AVENGERS castmate] Jeremy [Renner]’s house – the last videogame I played before that was SUPER MARIO on the Super Nintendo, back in the Dark Ages.
Tom Hiddleston [28 May 2012]

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'Let me tell you: hips do not lie.'

—[Tom Hiddleston on ‘Shakira’ in his iPod]

I think he has to evolve, but I also think I’m different in this than how I was in Thor. Who Loki is in Thor 2 has to move forward with The Avengers as a springboard, so you know. I promise you I haven’t seen the script, so the question for me is, is there a glimmer of redemption? Can he be forgiven by Thor? Can he forgive himself? What will convince him to stand by Thor’s side as his brother again? Is it possible — and if it’s possible, will it stay that way or will there be some other transgression, some other re-offense that will send him back into the Asgardian jail, whatever it is?
Tom Hiddleston [on Loki in THOR: THE DARK WORLD; 2 May 2012]

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Where he’s gone is he’s sort of been to the seventh circle of hell and back.
Tom Hiddleston [on Loki letting go at the end of THOR, 2 May 2012]

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