Avengers actor Tom Hiddleston has spoken out about how difficult it could be playing the villainous Loki in the Avengers movie. Tom claims that because there was so much pain and hatred in his character, he often found it exhausting playing the role.
Hiddleston explained to SFX, “It was a huge undertaking because it was an amazing challenge and an amazing privilege to play the bad guy. It was a challenge to dial up the menace and I was exhausted when I finished filming. It's funny how negative energy is so exhausting, and it was certainly a challenge to cultivate Loki's hatefulness every day.”
He added, “I had to get inside his reservoirs of pain and make that feel real. Hating is exhausting; it's much more exhausting than loving, and that's what took it out of me - as well as some of the physical challenges that we all undertook.”
It has already been confirmed that Joss Whedon has agreed to return to write and direct the Avengers sequel, which is expected to be released in 2015. Meanwhile, Tom Hiddleston will next appear as Loki in Thor: The Dark World, which is set to be released on November 8, 2013 in both the US and the UK.