[Movies] Tom Hiddleston Talks About Reshoots For Thor: The Dark World Posted by Joseph Lee on 09.09.2013
He's excited about it...
In an interview with The Huffington Post, Tom Hiddleston said he was "excited" about doing reshoots for Thor: The Dark World. Here are highlights:
On coming to Comic-Con as Loki: "Well, Kevin Feige, the seed was his. He had called me and said, "What do you think? Robert Downey Jr. danced up the aisle last time." He said, "Do you feel like maybe coming out in costume and doing a Loki thing right before?" And then there was this conversation, "Well, what would he do?" And then I sort of said, "Well, look, if I'm going to do it, I've got to go to the whole hog. I can't go halfway." And then I wrote this little monologue which is really a kind of pastiche of other things I'd done in "Avengers." And then I just sort of improvised it. I've got to be honest; I was waiting backstage and I just heard that every single X-Men who has ever walked the earth had been on stage before and I was a little nervous. And I thought Well, hopefully if I just commit to it, it'll go well. And I thought, I could always get them to chant my name if it doesn't work. And I walked out, and the very first thing they started doing was chant my name. And that was really surprising. Some old theater actor friends of mine have said that on opening night of a play in the theater, the adrenaline goes through an actor's body because of the excitement and the terror. And the electric charge of being an actor and the audience is similar to that, which is the experience of going through a car crash. And I felt a kind of adrenaline rush like I've never felt."
On additional shooting for Thor: The Dark World to add more Loki: "I don't know if that's why, but I'm in the film more than I was. I mean, I don't know quite how the decision was made, but we weren't redoing things we'd done before. We were adding new stuff. So that was fun for me. And some of the things were scenes I'd actually pitched for a long time ago.
On shooting scenes he pitched: "Well, the thing about Kevin Feige is he's very, very open and collaborative. And he and Louis D'Esposito, who run the studio -- I find it very admirable that they're open to ideas. Possibly more now than they would have been the first go-around. Chris Hemsworth and myself have lived inside these characters for two movies now and we've been inside every scene and we know what works and we know what doesn't works. And also, we know what we've done and what we shouldn't try to repeat. Because that was the great sort of fire underneath myself was not wanting to take anything for granted or just put the old recipe in the microwave, you know? And try and find new things for the characters to do -- new iterations of the relationship between Thor and Loki. And Kevin was really open to that. I remember as we were conceiving of the shape of the film, Kevin and [director] Alan Taylor were really open to it, especially because they always talk about the connective aspect of the Marvel universal."