Tom Hiddleston shocked by Loki popularity

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 2 November 2013
Tom Hiddleston

Tom Hiddleston

Top Hiddleston can't believe how popular his 'Thor' character Loki is because he is so "broken and bitter"

Tom Hiddleston is shocked his 'Thor' character is so popular.

The 32-year-old actor portrays the titular character's evil brother Loki in the superhero franchise, and admits he didn't expect "in his wildest dreams" that his alter-ego would be so well-liked by supporters of the movie.

He said: "Loki and Thor are like yin and yang, the sun and the moon.

"The immense popularity of the character has been an amazing surprise. I never expected it in my wildest dreams.

"It's fascinating to play the god of mischief. And he's such a broken character - bitter, jealous, grief stricken, angry, lonely and proud.

"The cocktail of his psychological damage and his playfulness makes him really interesting to portray."

But Chris Hemsworth, who plays Thor, believes Loki is such a popular character because Tom puts in such a great performance in the film franchise.

He added to Nuts magazine: "It might not have been the original plan to have Loki come back but Tom brings an incredible mixture of strength, villainy and vulnerability which means you can easily empathise with this misunderstood guy."

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