Tom Hiddleston Suggests 'Wounded, Troubled' Loki In 'Avengers'


Of all the big names in "The Avengers," Tom Hiddleston is by far the least recognizable actor. Chris Hemsworth aside, every superhero and supporting character has a long, well-established career in film. How was Hiddleston, a relative newcomer, to make himself known?

You’ll have to read this extensive profile in The Independent to find out, but the "surreal" quality of his new found surroundings wasn’t lost on the English actor, who is now finding himself very much in the public eye.

"There was one day when, as Loki, I was sat on some steps, staring at the Avengers in front of me. It would be quite odd just to look at a grouping that involves [such actors as] Robert Downey Jr, Scarlett Johansson, Chris Evans, Samuel L Jackson, Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner and Chris Hemsworth," he said. "But the fact that they were dressed in the most outlandish hero costumes was bizarre! And I thought to myself, 'This is the dizzy heights.'"

Describing Loki’s core as "wounded, troubled pain, and volatility," Hiddleston may be the breakout star from "The Avengers," and one of the more intriguing characters altogether. Loki might not receive as much face time as the superheroes—not with the rock ‘em sock ‘em element on display in photos from the set— but as the main villain, he’ll almost certainly get his fair amount.

At the very least, he’ll get to throw down with Iron Man, certainly more fist-to-fist action than he got in "Thor." (There was the scene with the frost giants, but, well, frost giants suck.) The rest of the profile’s filled with anecdotes about his upbringing and career, so make sure to check it out.

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