Tom Hiddleston’s Year on TV: ‘Hope Loki Coming Out as Bisexual Was Meaningful to People Who Saw It’ | Television & radio

Tom Hiddleston, 41became a household name as part of the Marvel universe, playing the god of mischief, LokiIn addition to many high profile film roles, his TV credits include: The Hollow Crown and The night managerwhat he received two Emmy nominations† In 2021, he started starring in the Disney+ spin-off series Loki

What was it like making the transition from the big screen to the small screen in your first Marvel spin-off?
I was just really honored to be asked. We all wanted to maintain the integrity of the character – I wanted to make sure we didn’t lose the bits people loved, while doing something new. I also hope that Loki coming out as bisexual was meaningful to people who saw it. It was a small step, and there is still more to go. But it was certainly important to all of us.

Tom Hiddleston as Loki in Avengers Assemble: ‘I wanted to make sure we didn’t lose the pieces people loved’ Photo: Marvel Studios/Allstar

What would you do if you weren’t? an actor?
I think there would be something very rewarding about teaching. I would learn drama or Shakespeare.

Have you ever been mistaken for someone else?
I was once mistaken for Michael Fassbender in New York. The man who stopped me was very disappointed – it was just so uncomfortable and embarrassing. I said, “Sorry to disappoint you, let’s both pretend this never happened.” I didn’t tell him I was an actor.

What’s your guilty pleasure on TV?
black adder. I watched it when my tonsils were taken out when I was about 12 or 13 and it really made me happy. Coming back to it now, there’s that nostalgic quality.

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What do you eat in front of the TV?
I don’t eat much in front of the TV. But a chocolate digestif with a cup of tea is a hit, especially in winter.

if your life was a TV show, what would the title be?
Keep calm and keep going [laughs]† Bounce from here to there. Or just keep swimming…that’s a line from Finding Nemo, isn’t it?

what?at makes you reach for the remote (to turn) the TV off)?
Sometimes you just need to ration your news intake. Which isn’t to say we don’t need to know what’s going on, but you have to have a limit.

Who is the most famous person in your phone contacts?
The Avengers. I think they are quite famous?

Are you Succession team Shiv of Team Tom?
I find that relationship unbearably painful. It’s a difficult call. Do I have to choose one? Shiv could have been more considerate and generous with Tom, but you see how brutality is ingrained in that family’s experience.

The Virgin Media Bafta TV awards are on BBC One on Sunday 8 May at 6pm. Loki is available on Disney+

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