Hiddleston had already played Loki in Thor, and when he learned Loki was also going to be in The Avengers, well, I can naturally assume he fanboy’ed out. After reading the completedAvengers script for the first time, he wrote the best thank-you letter to writer/director/super-guy Joss Whedon. In it, he says things like, “It’s grand and epic and majestic and poetic and lyrical and wicked and rich and badass and might possibly be the most gloriously fun part I’ve ever stared down the barrel of playing,” and “‘I’m just sending you a transatlantic shout-out and fist-bump, things that traditionally British actors probably don’t do.” You should probably read the whole thing.
4. He’s the perfect gentleman
While on the MTV Movie Awards red carpet, he asked the reporter interviewing him, CarrieKeagan, if she was cold. She said yes. Without hesitation, Hiddleston takes off his coat and drapes it around her shoulders.
5. He sings. Again.
So, the interview might be in German, and the show in German, but Stars in Cars has Hiddleston singing “Stand by Me” in the passenger seat. Hey, where are we on those contracts to cast him as a Disney prince? Just wondering.
6. Oh, he also dances
On a Korean talk show, maybe he’s asked to dance, maybe he just feels the beat inside of him, but whatever actually happens, suddenly everyone else clears the stage and Hiddlestonis left to break out some killer moves. He also does it in a suit, with his coat still buttoned, and also wearing a skinny tie.
7. He has important friends
Like, Cookie Monster. The two talk about cookies and sharing. If you want to hashtag this moment, PBS has provided the hashtag #TomNomNom.