The nominees for the 40th Annual Saturn Awards have been announced! Tom was nominated for “Best Supporting Actor” for “Thor: The Dark World”, and the film has received a few nominations of its own, such as “Best Comic-to-Film Motion Picture”, “Best Costume”, “Best Make-Up” and “Best Special/Visual Effects”. Congratulations to everyone involved, you most definitely deserve it!
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Star Trek Into Darkness
Summit / Lionsgate
Thor: The Dark World
Marvel / Walt Disney
Tom spoke with EW about the state of cinematic villainy — why we love bad guys, why these villains are bigger than ever, and whether he believes himself to be evil at heart…
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: Simple question: why do we love characters we hate?
TOM HIDDLESTON Well, that is the eternal question. There is this old phrase that “the devil plays all the best tunes.” There is a kind of freedom to being bad, an embracing of one’s most rebellious instincts. The idea that essentially order and chaos exist inside every human being and mostly – rightly — we behave ourselves. When you play a bad guy, you sort of cut loose from that sense of propriety.
Is it more interesting to play a noble character or a cruel one?
I think most actors see acting as a kind of 3-D psychology, the study of people, the study of human nature. We find motivations and people’s emotional and psychological makeup to be fascinating, I know I do. Villains are challenging because they provide such fascinating case studies. You’re presented with a villain and the first question is – “What do they want? Why are they villainous?” So in Loki’s case, that answer is complex. He has a broken heart. He is grief stricken, bitter, lonely, sad, angry, ambitious, jealous and proud — and yet, he has a charm and a playfulness and a mischief. It’s a combination of factors I think. It’s that surface charm, that surface playfulness I think is appealing.
Continue reading Tom’s Entertainment Weekly Q&A
On November 1st, Tom appeared on the british show Chatty Man to promote his upcoming film, Thor: The Dark World. The following video includes dancing! Watch it below:
Tom made an appearance on Good Morning America last week to promote Thor: The Dark World, watch the video below:
Thor: The Dark World hits theaters this week, and now Comedy Central has made a video featuring our beloved Tom as Thor’s fraternal nemesis Loki. The short clip finds the trickster god having a frank exchange of ideas with some adorable children. The spot debuts tomorrow, but you can watch it in all its cute-kid-despising glory below:
Swinging by Chelsea Lately last night, Tom spilled to Chelsea Handler about how he was once in the running to play the titular hammer-wielding hero in 2011’s Thor before being tapped to play Thor’s adopted brother turned arch-enemy, Loki. Watch the video below:
I’ve updated the gallery with two new HQ stills from ‘Thor: The Dark World’. Enjoy!