Tom Hiddleston Talks THE AVENGERS, Joss Whedon, Favorite Props And More!

Make the jump and check out a recent interview with the actor behind The Avengers' mischief-maker 'Loki,' dotting on the director and his favorite props among other things!



In a rather fresh interview with Just Jared, British actor Tom Hiddleston discussed his villainous 'Loki' reprisal in next summer's assembly of Marvel's The Avengers. Essentially praising Joss Whedon's directorship, and working with the actors, sharply calling out the first word that comes to mind with each cast member, Hiddleston also shares what were his favorite props while filming.

How would you describe the whole shooting experience in one word?
"Ooh. Epic."

What was it like working with director Joss Whedon?
"Fantastic. Joss has kind of got this pan-literacy about the genre and his dexterity in negotiating all the different story lines, all the different characters, all the different tones just so that it’s real and relatable and funny and dynamic and then just badass, because that’s what the Avengers has to be! So he was capable of directing intensely dynamic scenes between two characters, but also delivering action on the most incredible scale. I can’t say enough about Joss. Amazing director."

What was it like working with the other cast members?
"Fantastic! A lot of the time, we were all pinching ourselves. We were holed up – this bunch of superheroes were holed up in Albuquerque, New Mexico and there’s an element of, you know when everyone’s away from home. I guess it’s like camp or something, you just kind of band together because nobody’s got anywhere else to be. No one’s got home to go to, so it’s like, ‘Does anyone wanna play some ping-pong after work?’ It was really great."

You have a fight scene with each superhero, basically?
"Well, kind of. I have a one-to-one with every superhero, yeah."

We’re gonna go through each superhero, give me the first word that comes to mind. Chris Hemsworth. "My brother!" Scarlett Johansson. "Steel." Chris Evans. "Hilarious." Jeremy Renner. "Casino." Robert Downey Jr. "Suitcase." Samuel L. Jackson. "Eye patch." Gwyneth Paltrow. "Mister." Mark Ruffalo. "Jose."

What was your favorite prop on set?
"There’s a couple of quite cool props, actually. I’d say my favorite prop would have to be Loki’s spear. Does it have to be one I use or could it be someone else?...Okay…okay. Sam Jackson has these amazing screens. They’re kind of like uber iPads or something. So from his command base in the Shield, the base of operations, he’s got these incredible screens which he’s just able to pull stuff up on....[Like Minority Report]"


For the full interview, where Hiddleston discusses Tumblr & his growing fanbase, among other things, head over to Just Jared!


Marvel's The Avengers is the Super Hero team up of a lifetime, featuring iconic Marvel Super Heroes Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Thor, Captain America, Hawkeye and Black Widow. When an unexpected enemy emerges that threatens global safety and security, Nick Fury, Director of the international peacekeeping agency known as S.H.I.E.L.D., finds himself in need of a team to pull the world back from the brink of disaster. Spanning the globe, a daring recruitment effort begins. Starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner with Samuel L. Jackson and Tom Hiddleston, directed by Joss Whedon, Marvel's The Avengers will be released May 4, 2012.


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