Tom Hiddleston REVEALS playing 'most autocratic and terrifyingly ambitious' President Loki was 'quite surreal'

Updated on Jul 09, 2021 09:36 AM IST  |  431.3K
President Loki appears in Loki Ep 5
According to Tom Hiddleston, "President Loki is almost the worst of the bad bunch."

*SPOILERS ALERT* One of the many highlights in Loki Ep 5 was undoubtedly the various Loki variants - Classic Loki (Richard E. Grant), Kid Loki (Jack Veal), Boastful Loki (Deobai Oparei) and Alligator Loki - that the original God of Mischief (Tom Hiddleston) encounters after being pruned by the TVA (Time Variance Authority) to a time Void. Amongst the many Lokis, we had the most arrogant and pompous Loki, President Loki betraying Kid Loki to take over the Loki Palace, only to have his own army turn on him and eventually get his hand bitten off by the agitated Alligator Loki. His epic scream for MCU fans was reminiscent of Thor's (Chris Hemsworth) bellow when Loki cut off his hand while trying to yield the Mljonir in Thor: The Dark World.

Given that President Loki is played by Tom himself, the 40-year-old actor spoke with Marvel about his "quite surreal" experience on enacting both eccentric Lokis. "President Loki is almost the worst of the bad bunch. It certainly felt this way; he's the least vulnerable, the most autocratic and terrifyingly ambitious character who seems to have no empathy or care for anyone else," Hiddleston revealed. For Tom, "a few quick changes" were required on the days he filmed as both Lokis, jumping from one character to the other.

"Doing them both in the same scene was slightly mad, but in an enjoyable way. And fun, too, because it was about leaning into Loki as a pure villain, or his capacity to be a pure villain," Hiddleston explained.

It was indeed enjoyable for MCU fans too to witness an all-out evil Loki through President Loki in Loki!

What did you think of President Loki's hilarious appearance in Loki Ep 5? Which Loki variant's epic backstory would you like to see in MCU? Share your honest thoughts and personal picks with Pinkvilla in the comments section below.

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Meanwhile, Loki Ep 6 drops on July 14.