Tom Hiddleston Explains How He Landed the Role of Loki ‘Almost By Accident’

Tom Hiddleston Explains How He Landed the Role of Loki 'Almost By Accident'

Tom Hiddleston says he landed the role of Loki in Marvel‘s Thor and Avengers movies “almost by accident” and “quite organically.”

THR asked the 38-year-old actor, “A connection with Kenneth Branagh helped lead you to the role of Loki. Can you talk us through what went on there?”

“It had a life-changing effect on me. It happened quite organically, almost by accident,” Tom explained. “He saw me in a Shakespeare production in a theater in London, he then asked me to perform with him in the television series Wallander for the BBC. We then did a Chekhov play in the West End, and then he cast me as Loki in the first Thor film. So actually we ended up spending about 12 months working together in different media.

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It was confirmed back in November that Tom would be starring in a Loki series for Disney’s upcoming streaming service.

Tom couldn’t say much, but did add, “All I can tell you is that it is called Loki. It is a new departure … but I can’t explain why.”

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