Tom Hiddleston’s film career began with Joanna Hogg’s films Unrelated and Archipelago. He is most known for his performance as Loki in the 2011 Marvel Studios film Thor, which catapulted him to stardom. Loki director Kate Herron recently responded to Russell T. Davies’ criticism of the film’s bisexual reveal.
According to Variety, Kate Herron, the director of Loki, says she had a “conversation” with Marvel Studios about returning to helm the second season of the Disney+ series, but she decided it wasn’t for her. “I was on the show for like three years in total,” she revealed at the Loki FYC Emmy event at the Pacific Design Center.
“I just felt like I poured everything into it. It’s almost like a campfire story that every filmmaker kind of brings their take and their perspective. I just felt like I gave so much to this. I was like, ‘You know what, I feel like this was my effort for Loki.’ I felt like having someone new and with fresh eyes — that, for me, is what will make a good season.”
Herron remembers meeting “Loki” star Tom Hiddleston for the first time. They went for a walk in a New York City park. “We had to talk in code because it’s Tom Hiddleston, right?” she said.
“There was a runner near us pretending to do warmups for a run, and we were like, ‘This dude is just listening to us.’ So we couldn’t say ‘Loki.’ It was like, ‘Arnold is going into a special building.’”
She also recalled wrap day and how emotional it really was for everyone involved.
“We all went into the office of the Citadel and stood in a circle. Everyone was crying because we couldn’t believe it was over. Tom did a beautiful speech, and because he’s such a gem, he thanked everyone individually.”
The series made waves when Loki revealed in Episode 3 that he is bisexual by remarking that he loves the company of both princesses and princes. That caused quite a stir. Russell T. Davies, a prominent British writer-producer, slammed the reveal as a “ridiculous, craven, feeble gesture” toward addressing queer stories.
Herron, who identifies as queer, said, “I don’t disagree that there should be bigger stories being told, but — and I think he has a right to his opinion — I’m very proud of what we did in the show. Russell is a hero of mine, but like I’ve said, I hope that we did at least open the door and that more stories will come.”
Herron’s response to the situation was extremely polite and understanding. Let’s wait and see what develops next. To get the latest updates, keep an eye on Thirsty.
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