11:15 am - 09/13/2013

Tom Hiddleston Wishes He Was A Better Musician + Being Flattered That His Army Wants A Loki Spinoff

Tom Hiddleston Wishes He Were A Better Musician

With Loki's helmet and scepter tucked safely into an Asgard closet (for now), "Avengers" star Tom Hiddleston is donning a new menacing persona — that of vampire rock-god Adam in the film "Only Lovers Left Alive."

Actress Tilda Swinton plays the other titular lover, Eve, who reunites with her bloodsucking beau only to have their relationship tested by little sister Ava, played by Mia Wasikowska.

One doesn't just become a rock 'n' roller overnight, though, so who did Hiddleston take inspiration from?

"There was a sort of romantic template, this idea of the gothic, romantic poet that is kind of the spirit of rock 'n' roll even before the advent of rock 'n' roll," Hiddleston explained to MTV News' Josh Horowitz at the Toronto International Film Festival. "We talked about Syd Barrett and David Bowie and Mick Jagger, and for me, it was just a pleasure to sit and listen to [writer/director] Jim [Jarmusch] talk about Tom Waits and Iggy, who are on speed dial for him, which is amazing. And we also talked about [Mary] Shelley and [Lord] Byron and Hamlet. Brian Eno, White Hills, Bach — people who essentially have been infused with the spirit of rock 'n' roll. Jimi Hendrix."

But don't queue up for a ticket thinking you'll hear Hiddleston hum a tune or two.

"I think in Jim's mind, [Adam is] someone who once sang, but he's been making music for so long, he's actually become fascinated by some very, very refined form in that all the florid stuff he used to be interested in — the Shubert, the Paganini, the Bach — has sort of distilled itself into something much more emotional for him, which is this slow, electric drone," Hiddleston said. "He's also fascinated by science and the mathematical-musical beauty of sound waves and things at an atomic level that actually he just wants to play things through his speakers and listen to the way they reverberate."

All of which doesn't sound too far from Hiddleston's own real-life musical leanings. The actor plays both the piano and the guitar and has a few aural aspirations of his own.

"I play the piano, and I wish I could play it like Justin Vernon," Hiddleston admitted. "That's very soulful stuff for me. I also play the guitar, and I play Dylan and Mumford, and it's a very sort of tinkling folk vibe. Bits of Red Hot Chili Peppers, I suppose."

Hiddleston, however, is very modest about his abilities.

"I play all of this incredibly badly," he said. "I enjoy it. I get very soothed by it. My ear is okay, especially with the piano, so I love being able to — last year I was obsessed with trying to work out the chord structures for 'Someone Like You,' the Adele song. It's not difficult, and I can't sing along to it, but it's nice to be able to play those things. I was trying to learn the soundtrack to 'Road to Perdition' by Thomas Newman, which has some really beautiful chord structures.

"The piano is essentially my instrument," Hiddleston continued. "Adam is a guitarist. He's fascinated by strings. He plays the violin and the lute, but I love the piano. If I could be anyone, I'd love to be one of those people who can sit down and play anything."


Tom Hiddleston Flattered By Petition, But No Plans For A Loki Movie

After Comicbook.com first reported on a petition asking for Marvel Studios to make a movie featuring Tom Hiddleston’s Loki, news has spread across the Internet. At the time of our initial report, the petition had just crossed 10,000 signatures, but the petition is now very close to reaching 20,000 signatures.

During an online Q&A earlier today, actor Tom Hiddleston was asked what he thought of the petition. Hiddleston responded, “I am flattered and amazed. Really and truly. It means the world that you love the character so much.

However, in regards to if a Loki movie was actually in the works, Hiddleston added, “@ThorMovies is, definitively, the only one on the slate for now. But… never say never.

So while there are no current plans for a Loki movie, it looks like there could be hope for one eventually, so keep signing that petition. Thor: The Dark World is scheduled to be released in movie theaters on November 8, 2013.


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superdogbiter op13th-Sep-2013 03:21 am (UTC)
brent360 Re: op13th-Sep-2013 03:24 am (UTC)
bB! you missed my hiddles party post last night!
superdogbiter Re: op13th-Sep-2013 03:26 am (UTC)
you missed me on selfies post page 19
bronxdawn Re: op13th-Sep-2013 04:58 pm (UTC)
Perfect gif for a perfect human.
ellenel13 13th-Sep-2013 03:23 am (UTC)
if marvel decided to do a spni off, could he even say no?
chaosnmischief 13th-Sep-2013 03:25 am (UTC)
Probably not. He signed a 6-movie contract but it didn't specify which movies so...
zoaster_toaster 13th-Sep-2013 03:32 am (UTC)
He signed a six movie deal with Disney/Marvel and he's at least halfway through with the two "Thor" movies and "The Avengers". Depending if Disney counts his involvement in "The Muppets" and "Tinkerbell and the Pirate Fairy", he may or may not have that obligation.
ellenel13 13th-Sep-2013 03:37 am (UTC)
i mean he'd probably say yes anyway but i was curious
redhobbit 13th-Sep-2013 03:25 am (UTC)
He tried to play Someone like you on the guitar? Oh honey that is like the Hiddlestoner anthem, lol.
zoaster_toaster 13th-Sep-2013 03:29 am (UTC)
This truth right here.
hadefuldtkind 13th-Sep-2013 03:42 am (UTC)
kukamine 13th-Sep-2013 03:59 am (UTC)
you didn't lie tho
addicted_to_dan 13th-Sep-2013 04:01 am (UTC)
powerandcontrol 13th-Sep-2013 05:29 am (UTC)
lmao seriously
soft_volume 13th-Sep-2013 03:26 am (UTC)
this angelic creature
chomsky 13th-Sep-2013 03:26 am (UTC)
I used to really like this guy but then he started grating on my nerves with his insular Cambridge-sown viewpoint and now he just weirds me out with his straight up obsession with Loki. Like I'm sure he has a Tumblr somewhere and spends his downtime writing fanfiction.
ellenel13 13th-Sep-2013 03:40 am (UTC)
i'm not even one of his crazy stans (though i do think he's charming) but i don't get this "obsession" other people see. he gets asked questions about loki . . . so he answers them. what else is he supposed to do?
chomsky 13th-Sep-2013 03:46 am (UTC)
nah, showing up to random events dressed as Loki, creating a separate room full of Loki fanart and shit that crazy ppl send him, and answering those questions like the fangirl he is makes him look obsessed. He goes past the point of necessary publicity for a role and it's slightly OTT.
simprov 13th-Sep-2013 05:02 am (UTC)
sis i know ur just mad that he called you hot that one time and then never acknowledged you again
alanadelrey 13th-Sep-2013 05:03 am (UTC)
Crying @ all these defensive stan replies. I'm glad you're no longer one of those people.
alanadelrey 13th-Sep-2013 05:08 am (UTC)
P.S. you forgot the part where he has obnoxious basement dwelling stans which make any mention of him super grating
emilenshook 13th-Sep-2013 03:27 am (UTC)
I can always count on you to deliver the gospel of Tom, OP
brent360 13th-Sep-2013 03:49 am (UTC)
brent360 hiddles + the machine13th-Sep-2013 03:27 am (UTC)
swear to god, it's like every single florence + the machine song actually refers to my feelings for this perfect human being like i can't even...

zoaster_toaster Re: hiddles + the machine13th-Sep-2013 03:28 am (UTC)
Florence really does speak for us all.
genbu_no_miko24 Re: hiddles + the machine13th-Sep-2013 03:37 am (UTC)
my love
calmallama_down Re: hiddles + the machine13th-Sep-2013 11:20 pm (UTC)
zoaster_toaster 13th-Sep-2013 03:28 am (UTC)
He would express flattery and humility at a poorly conceived attempt to demand Marvel make a Loki movie, that sweet sweet man.
pipsdixiechick 13th-Sep-2013 06:17 am (UTC)

When I first read that I thought 'please no don't encourage them Tom!', haha!
cleopatrick93 13th-Sep-2013 03:28 am (UTC)
he looks old for his age. i thought he was 40.
kukamine 13th-Sep-2013 04:05 am (UTC)
my mom thought he was 41 (he's 32 lol)

but yeah ia, I mean when he was being photographed next to tilda at cannes they looked around the same age (tilda is 52 but looks like 46-48)

Edited at 2013-09-13 04:06 am (UTC)
xpirate_queenx 13th-Sep-2013 04:17 am (UTC)
To be fair, he went from this

To this in about 5 years.

hisjulliet 13th-Sep-2013 04:56 am (UTC)
omg the first gif is so cute
freyja24 13th-Sep-2013 06:10 am (UTC)
That Sandman realness in the OLLA gif
pipsdixiechick 13th-Sep-2013 06:19 am (UTC)
Dayamn he really had a baby face didn't he?
justkeepworking 13th-Sep-2013 04:32 am (UTC)
I think he looks mid-30s oppose to early 30s me-self. He's not as bad as Michael Fassbender, tho: he looks real good for 42...but he's 36.
soba_kasu 13th-Sep-2013 03:30 am (UTC)
ugh hes not even cute get over it fangirls
brent360 13th-Sep-2013 03:32 am (UTC)
please exit stage GTFO and proceed to door STFU because your hateful comment is UNWELCOME in this flawless post

addicted_to_dan 13th-Sep-2013 04:10 am (UTC)
Your gif comments give me life.
soba_kasu 13th-Sep-2013 05:22 am (UTC)
at least u have a ben cohen icon thats what a hot guy really looks like
pipsdixiechick 13th-Sep-2013 06:20 am (UTC)
I <3 U BB.
ke77we 13th-Sep-2013 07:56 am (UTC)
Bless this perfect, perfect response.
tx5mym5 13th-Sep-2013 04:56 am (UTC)
attraction is more than looks
zoaster_toaster 13th-Sep-2013 03:31 am (UTC)
I'd like Tom Hiddleston to teach me guitar and (reteach) piano to me if you know what I mean and we can make mediocre music together...
volare 13th-Sep-2013 03:32 am (UTC)
Tom honey, you're still young, there's plenty of time to learn...
milkchokolate 13th-Sep-2013 03:33 am (UTC)
I will give you piano lessons Tom. You won't even have to pay me.
alterector 13th-Sep-2013 03:49 am (UTC)
He'd pay me fo sho, but in kind though, if you know what i mean.
Sex, I'm taking about sex, I'd want sex in return.
bronxdawn 13th-Sep-2013 05:06 pm (UTC)

I don't understand what you're trying to say.....
greenfairy_87 13th-Sep-2013 05:51 am (UTC)
He has perfect piano hands.
caveofabjection 14th-Sep-2013 05:55 am (UTC)
omygod your capaldi icon is making me feel things I've never felt before
hardcoreninja11 13th-Sep-2013 03:34 am (UTC)
I have always found this dashing bastard attractive in every possible way a human being could be, but for some reason lately he has been arousing me to the point I may fucking implode. Seriously. How dare he be so damn perfect? I can only fap so much per day. My fingers are getting stiff. TMI? Don't curr. I'm dying here.

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ellenel13 13th-Sep-2013 03:36 am (UTC)
OMG that gif

i'm dying
genbu_no_miko24 13th-Sep-2013 03:46 am (UTC)
addicted_to_dan 13th-Sep-2013 04:13 am (UTC)
pipsdixiechick 13th-Sep-2013 06:21 am (UTC)
sandstorm 13th-Sep-2013 12:21 pm (UTC)
chaosnmischief 13th-Sep-2013 03:34 am (UTC)
Of course he plays the guitar and the piano. Of course. Sometimes he frustrates me.
And can we please let this idea of a Loki movie die? Before my eyes pop out from so much eyeroll at the fangirls (on Tumblr, of course) who don't understand the vital relationship between Loki and Thor? Please?

Edited at 2013-09-13 03:36 am (UTC)
zoaster_toaster 13th-Sep-2013 03:37 am (UTC)
I wouldn't mind a short mini-series of Loki's adventures through space and time in between "Thor" and "The Avengers" (that's really the only thing with that character worth exploring tbqh) but ITA a solo Loki film would be a waste of fucking time. And the Loki stans that woobie him at the expense of his complicated relationship with Thor are the fucking worst.
chaosnmischief 13th-Sep-2013 03:41 am (UTC)
Oh yeah, I would love a short like that because I really want to know what happened in The Void and what The Other and/or Thanos did to Loki for him to go on such a suicide mission. I just find a whole movie ridiculously pointless. And oh lord, don't get me started on the woobiefying; I think that's the main reason I don't even want that movie because I fear Marvel would end up doing it themselves.
gata007 13th-Sep-2013 05:45 am (UTC)
He's a modern renaissance man...gods, is that ever attractive!
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