Tom Hiddleston and Loki’s bisexuality: His gender and identity are fluid

Tom Hiddleston, the actor who plays Loki, the charismatic half-brother of Thor, has praised the decision to make his character bisexual.

The Londoner played down the controversy surrounding the reveal while speaking with Variety, adding he’s very pleased to play a character that reflects the world that we live in.

As a result, Hiddleston doesn’t believe his character’s bisexuality is due to some sort of plot twist by Disney. In fact, he recalls coming across historical evidence that supports the move:

“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,” he said.

“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.”

The Marvel universe, faithful to the world

The actor hopes that playing a bisexual man will help open the doors for more similar characters in the future.

“The Marvel Cinematic Universe has to reflect the world we live in,” he said. “So it was an honour to bring that up. It was really important to me.”