August 17th, 2012
The Olympics have repeatedly confirmed that in life, as in running, it’s all about the third bend. How deep you dig. It’s easy to explode out of the blocks, and the finish line pulls us towards it with an almost magnetic force, but the hardest part… The hardest part is when you can’t remember the beginning, or see the end.
Tom Hiddleston [12 Aug 2012]
July 24th, 2012
People love escapism and there should be a place for it.
I try to react with decorum! I just have to let it be water off a duck’s back. There was one instance where I was marginally insulted by somebody who dismissed Thor as a piece of ridiculous paper-thin lightweight entertainment. As if somehow it wasn’t deemed ‘proper work’ for a young actor. But that particular person had never attempted anything of that scale and I just had to say [to myself] ‘he doesn’t know – it’s fine’.
July 23rd, 2012
But back to the wardrobe thing, it was very funny. There was a moment when I saw Chris Hemsworth being drilled into his costume because one of the discs on his breast-plate had fallen off and they literally had to get a power drill and drill it into his chest. And Mark Ruffalo – great classical actor of his generation – reduced to a Chinese chequerboard [wearing a black and white checked motion capture suit] and, y’know, Chris Evans and Scarlett flying the flag for spandex. And then there was me and my Rock Of Ages/Reindeer Games outfit. It was absolutely crazy.
Well, there was no room for egos on this set – it’s so funny how that’s the thing that everyone asks about. There was no place for an ego in a film of this size because everyone wanted it to be brilliant so that demanded the commitment and the professionalism of every single person. And apart from anything else, it’s a film about a team! And it would be so ironic if we were trying to make this film about how the achievements of the team are greater than the achievements of the individual and there were a load of individuals throwing their toys out of the pram and behaving like divas.
Tom Hiddleston[on Avengers’ filming, 24 April 2012]
July 22nd, 2012
It is the unspoken truth of humanity that you crave subjugation.
I’m desperate for it. I’m telling everyone. I’m putting out the feelers for jeans and a t-shirt. And comedy. I want to make people laugh. I want to slip on a banana skin and walk into a lamppost.
Tom Hiddleston [when the interviewed said he’s never seen Tom in jeans & a t-shirt]
July 21st, 2012
….there is this constant inconstancy in Loki that he’s crossing that line all the time — that’s why he’s the god of mischief.
Our job is to represent the truth of human nature, whether you’re playing a tender love story that’s set in a coffee shop or whether you’re in The Avengers, which is set in a Manhattan which is exploding. Your job as an actor is to bring as much truthfulness and honesty and humanity to the characters and to the story that you can.
July 20th, 2012
I mean, that’s the reason he’ll never win, because he’s motivated by hate and the haters never win. I just think that’s true about life, because negative energy always costs in the end.
Tom Hiddleston [2 May 2012]