Tom Hiddleston Watches (And Cringes) At His Thor Audition

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A lot of actors who have iconic roles usually end up auditioning for something else first. Can we really imagine Tom Hiddleston playing anyone else in the MCU but Loki? Not really. Hiddleston owns that role.

Originally, the beloved actor auditioned for the role of Thor when casting was underway from the 2011 film. The role went to Chris Hemsworth with Hiddleston cast in the role as Loki. This history was born.

Even so, there is test footage of Hiddleston in the Thor role. Wild, right?

Well apparently, it’s a little cringey for Hiddleston to reminisce about his almost role. On The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Hiddleston and the audience were treated with some of that test footage. The audience, of course, loved it. Hiddleston was a little more embarrassed by it.


“At the time, they were looking for less well-established actors so the audience wouldn’t have an association. They wanted people to see these new characters, these new actors. The remit was, if you’re over 6 foot and you’ve got blond hair, you could come and have a pop at it.”

Hey! It worked. Now Hiddleston is getting his own solo TV series on Disney+ where he plays Loki. It all works out in the end.

Hiddleston said of co-star Chris Hemsworth, “I think we can all agree that they cast the right actor.”

I think we can all agree the right actors were in the right roles.

Bec Heim