Loki (Tom Hiddleston) and Hunter B-15 (Wunmi Mosaku) in Marvel Studios' ’LOKI’. Picture: Chuck Zlotnick/Marvel Studios 2021
Loki (Tom Hiddleston) and Hunter B-15 (Wunmi Mosaku) in Marvel Studios' ’LOKI’. Picture: Chuck Zlotnick/Marvel Studios 2021

Tom Hiddleston: Loki needs to evolve

By IANS Time of article published Jun 14, 2021

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Actor Tom Hiddleston talked about playing Loki, the God of Mischief, and said that the character needs to evolve and that the latest series shows that he can change.

Hiddleston said: "Loki needs to evolve. The cycle was: Loki is trusted, he betrays, he becomes a villain, he learns to trust again, he's betrayed, he becomes trusting again, he can be trusted again, then he betrays or feels betrayed.

"It's just this endless cycle of trust and betrayal and resistance. And the character is essentially singing the same song over and over and over again.

“He's trapped on a wheel of repetition, a compulsion to repeat the same damage, the same story. And we are breaking that record."

Hiddleston said that Loki is being released from that "trap" in the series.

"In this story, we're showing that he can change, that he can grow.

“And what if the experience of that, and the journey he goes on, actually changes something internal where he can potentially become someone else, or begin from a place of understanding that, if you know who you are, then who you choose to be is a different thing," he said.

Hiddleston previously shared that he always felt an affection for Loki and for his vulnerability.

"Having played Loki for such a long time and having had the privilege of inhabiting him at the outset, I've always felt an affection for him and for his vulnerability," Hiddleston said.

"But I've been aware through the course of my experience in the Marvel Studios' movies in the first ten years that Loki has a role to play and that as Loki I had to play the villain. Then I had to play the anti-hero," he added.

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