Actors tend to go through quite a bit of difficulty when it comes to perfecting their role for a project. This is especially the case when fight scenes are involved, and even though MCU films depend much on CGI effects, there are quite a few close-up fight scenes that were actually done by the actors.
Tom Hiddleston’s Loki in the MCU
In this case, Tom Hiddleston, who plays Loki has appeared in quite a few MCU films, a majority of which he was portrayed as the antagonist. A recent interview with Stephen Colbert, Tom Hiddleston revealed an interesting behind the scenes event that led him taking a punch from his co-actor Chris Hemsworth.
“Fighting Chris Hemsworth you’re going to lose, let’s face it, where at least I guess Laertes is gonna lose because it’s in the script,” Hiddleston revealed. “I suppose the big difference is…I guess on film it’s all about angles when you’re fighting, so you’re trying to get the angles of the different parts of the choreography to tell the story. But you only have to do it once, so, there was actually a scene in Avengers 1, the first Avengers movie, where Thor had to strike Loki across the face and I was wearing the horns, which weighs about 30 lbs, and I couldn’t really sell the hit, the smack. So I just said to Chris I think you should just hit me in the face.'”
Hiddleston On Being Punched By Chris Hemsworth
It didn’t really come off as a great idea, which was something Colbert also pointed out. Hiddleston agrees with the statement as he continues talking about what happened after.
“It’s a terrible idea, and I went down like a stone,” Hiddleston laughed. “I suppose on stage when you’re doing a fight you have to do it every night for 100 odd performances, I think if I was being hit in the face by Chris Hemsworth day after day, I don’t know if I would be able to manage that. It wouldn’t be sustainable.”
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