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Tom Hiddleston has opened up about his character Loki coming out as bisexual, saying he's ‘privileged’ to play the role.
Fast forward a decade, and Loki was given its own spin-off series on Disney+, much to the delight of fans.
During the course of the series, it was finally confirmed that Loki is bisexual – something fans had theorised for a while.
In a recent interview, Hiddleston has said having the character be bisexual is in-keeping with the original legend of Loki.
During an interview in Variety, he said: “Back from my early days of researching the character in the ancient myths, the identity of Loki was fluid in every aspect and in gender, in sexuality.
“It’s a very ancient part of the character and I think I thought about it. It hadn’t emerged in the stories we’ve told. And I was really pleased and privileged, actually, that it’s came up in the series.”
Hiddleston went on to say that as well as being historically correct, the decision to have a bisexual character within the MCU could also boost social progress and equality.
He went on: “It’s a small step. There’s so much more to do. But the Marvel Cinematic Universe has to reflect the world we live in. So it was an honour to bring that up. It was really important to me. It was really important to Kate Herron [Loki’s director] and [showrunner] Michael Waldron, and I’m pleased that we could bring it into our story.”
From the moment I joined @LokiOfficial it was very important to me, and my goal, to acknowledge Loki was bisexual. It is a part of who he is and who I am too. I know this is a small step but I’m happy, and heart is so full, to say that this is now Canon in #mcu #Loki 💗💜💙 pic.twitter.com/lz3KJbewx8— Kate Herron (@iamkateherron) June 23, 2021
Loki’s bisexuality was confirmed in the episode 'Lamentis', during which the character runs into female variant of himself Sylvie and asks her about her love-life.
When she then asks: “What about you? You’re a prince. Must have been would-be princesses. Or perhaps another prince?”
Loki replied: “A bit of both, I suspect, the same as you.”
Shortly after the episode aired, director Herron wrote on Twitter: “From the moment I joined @LokiOfficial it was very important to me, and my goal, to acknowledge Loki was bisexual. It is a part of who he is and who I am too. I know this is a small step but I’m happy, and heart is so full, to say that this is now Canon in #mcu #Loki.”
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