Tom Hiddleston, Michael Waldron, and Kate Herron dived into the revelation of Loki falling in love with themself in the Disney Plus series.
In “The Nexus Event,” a conversation between Loki and Mobius caused Tom Hiddleston’s God of Mischief to reveal his true feelings for Sylvie. The show’s creators opened up about the latest episode’s reveal to Marvel.com. Showrunner Michael Waldron said the love story element was there from the start, but there was some hesitation:
“That was one of the cruxes of my pitch [for the series], that there was going to be a love story. We went back and forth for a little bit about, like do we really want to have this guy fall in love with another version of himself? Is that too crazy? But in a series that, to me, is ultimately about self-love, self-reflection, and forgiving yourself, it just felt right that that would be Loki’s first real love story.”
Director Kate Herron also shared her perspective on Tom Hiddleston’s Loki falling in love with another version of themself by saying it felt natural:
“Who’s a better match for Loki than himself? The whole show is about identity. It’s about him, and he is on a very different path, and he is on a different journey. He sees things in Sylvie that he is like, ‘Oh, I’ve been there. I know what you feel.’ But she’s like, ‘Well, I don’t feel that way.’ And I think that was the kind of fun thing about it. She is him, but she’s not him. They’ve had such different life experiences. So just from an identity perspective, it was interesting to dig into that.”
Lastly, Tom Hiddleston weighed in on Loki’s love story and said Sylvie is not a Loki:
“I don’t think Loki’s relationship with himself has been very healthy. Trying to accept those aspects of himself, which he’s been on the run from, was a way of thinking about that in a really interesting way. Also, Sylvie’s not Loki. Sylvie is Sylvie. That’s interesting, too. I’m really excited to see what people make of it.”
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Here is the synopsis for the Marvel Studios series:
In Marvel Studios’ “Loki,” the mercurial villain Loki (Tom Hiddleston) resumes his role as the God of Mischief in a new series that takes place after the events of “Avengers: Endgame.”
Directed by Kate Herron, with Michael Waldron serving as head writer, the upcoming series stars Tom Hiddleston, Sophia Di Martino, Owen Wilson, and Gugu Mbatha-Raw.
The first four episodes are now streaming on Disney Plus, with new episodes released on Wednesdays. Stay tuned for all the latest news on Loki, and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more original video content!