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    “He’s A God Or He’s A Being From A Different Realm”: Tom Hiddleston Took Inspiration From Christopher Reeve’s Superman For ‘Thor’ Audition

    Tom Hiddleston‘s character Loki, the God Of Mischief, developed from an anti-hero to a multiverse handler. Loki was his biggest breakthrough role after his struggling in the film industry. Hiddleston is emotional about his character and also reminisces about his Avengers days with his cast.

    Tom Hiddleston worked hard for the role and the audition of Loki. He told how he watched Christopher Reeve’s Superman movie for his inspiration before his ‘Thor‘ audition as he found the character to be more humanized who also uplifted the world of myth as well.

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    “He Does It So Truthfully, And It’s So Clear And Clean”: Tom Hiddleston On Superman

    Tom Hiddleston
    Tom Hiddleston

    Tom Hiddleston, during an interview with Backstage, revealed all the things he went through before auditioning for the role of Loki. He recalled the 24 hours before the audition as he was just 28 years old during that time. He was anxious, but he looked for inspiration and found  Christopher Reeve, who played the role of Superman in the 1978 version.

    Tom appreciated the actor: “He’s masterful in that film, In a way, it’s a similar premise: He’s a god or he’s a being from a different realm, and it’s not naturalistic in the way that we might expect. He does it so truthfully, and it’s so clear and clean and open and honest.”

    He added, “I thought, If I can even approximate or get close to the kind of clarity that Christopher Reeve had in those films, I’ll be lucky.” 

    Moreover, Tom didn’t have his breakthrough during that time, and ‘Thor‘ felt right to him. Hiddleston said, “I remember thinking, This is almost Shakespearean, this language”. He continued, “What’s the best example I can [look to] of an actor who managed to humanize and make real this elevated world of myth?” Superman was his ultimate answer.

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    Tom Hiddleston On His Approach To Auditions And Acting

    Tom Hiddleston
    Tom Hiddleston as Loki

    Tom Hiddleston revealed that he has a habit of going late to his important commitments – “Which is my habit before doing anything unusual,” he added. Running has been his habit since his tenure in the MCU at different shooting locations. But he takes it positively. He said, “Life is movement; I believe that.” 

    Tom continued, “I find when I’m running or walking, the repetitive nature of it relaxes the mind and allows ideas and inspiration to come from a deeper place. I see my work as an actor—especially in preparation for a project or a scene—as almost preparing myself to be open and ready to receive ideas, to receive energy from other actors, to receive energy from my imagination.”

    Tom used different yet helpful methods to play his character of Loki. One of them was that he used to imagine his character’s death and how he would play it. The scenario used to bring him existential shock and crisis. Hence, he allowed feelings of shock, disgust, disgrace, shame, disbelief, acceptance, incredulity, and sorrow to revolve around him.

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