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In May, Hiddleston said The Guardian that he hoped “Loki coming out as bisexual made sense to people who spotted him”, adding that “it was really important to all of us”.
Reflecting on his time playing the on-screen trickster, Hiddleston called the whole experience a “great journey” and told James during their Variety cat that Loki had “changed so much over the years”.
“Initially, we had so many different iterations of Loki. The costumes were so elaborate and I wore a wig and we were shooting in the summer in New Mexico and Cleveland,” he explained. “I was always trying to come out of the mask, to let something honest out. You build the character, you build the exterior, and then you expressed something through the mask, in a way.”
So, when shooting the TV series, the actor tried to break through as many barriers as possible to get to the heart of the character.
“One of my big things was growing my hair out and dyeing it,” he said. “It’s going to be as natural as possible so that I can spend all my time investigating the interior rather than just saying, ‘I think everyone knows who the character is now.'”
Instead, he added, “Let’s open it up, go deep, find new sides of him, and challenge the character to change and grow. I loved it. It was really fun.”