Tom Hiddleston hopes that Loki coming out as bisexual was “meaningful to people who spotted him”.
The 41-year-old actor plays the Marvel Universe’s first bisexual main character – but Tom admits there’s “more to do”.
Asked about starring in the Disney+ series ‘Loki’, Tom replied: “I was really honored to be asked. We all wanted to maintain the integrity of the character – I wanted to make sure we didn’t let’s not lose the songs that people loved, while doing something new.”
Tom – who previously played Loki in several Marvel films, including ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ and ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ – acknowledges that Loki’s coming out as bisexual was still just a “small step”.
But he argues it’s an “important” moment for the franchise.
He told The Guardian newspaper: “I also hope that Loki coming out as bisexual meant something to people who spotted him. It was a small step, and there’s still a long way to go. But it was definitely important to all of us.”
Loki’s sexuality is addressed in the third episode of the series.
Sylvie, a female character, asks Loki: “And you? You are a prince. It must have been budding princesses or maybe another prince?”
And Loki replies, “A bit of both. I suspect the same as you.”
Marvel writer Kate Herron also addressed the issue on Twitter.
She previously wrote on the microblogging platform, “From the moment I joined @LokiOfficial, it was very important to me, and my purpose, to acknowledge that Loki was bisexual. (sic)”
However, the writer accepted that at this point it’s just a “small step”.
She said: “It’s part of who he is and who I am too. I know it’s a small step but I’m happy, and my heart is so full, to say it’s now Canon in # mcu #Loki (sic)”