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Hiddleston always wanted to be bad

Published 08/01/2012 | 04:33

Tom Hiddleston is a fan of film villains
Tom Hiddleston is a fan of film villains

Tom Hiddleston has revealed he grew up siding with the bad guys, not the heroes.

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The War Horse star is set to reprise his role as Thor's arch enemy Loki in marvel comic blockbuster The Avengers and admitted he has always wanted to be a villain.

Tom said: "I grew up watching the bad guys.

"The best characters in Tim Burton's Batman and Die Hard are Jack Nicholson's Joker and Alan Rickman's Hans Gruber, so this year's a fulfilment of a long-held dream where I get to be the ultimate baddie in a big blockbuster. That's cool! I'm aware of the privilege of being in that position.

"Having said that, there was a day over the summer when my friend texted me inviting me to a barbecue. My response was, 'Just being the world's most evil super-villain. Joss Whedon wants me to be really feral and really dark, so I won't be able to make your barbecue, sorry'.

"I didn't have much of a summer but I had a really good time."

But Tom plays a First World War hero in Steven Spielberg's War Horse and earned a new appreciation for horses.

He revealed: "All through the film, I noticed that whatever I was feeling, the horses would reflect back to me. They sense fear, arrogance, and they can sense a kind of inner peace."

:: War Horse opens in cinemas on Friday, January 13.

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