Lily James is praising Tom Hiddleston‘s Loki character for coming out as bisexual in the recent Disney+ series. Tom and Lily sat down for a chat as party of Variety’s Actors on Actors series.
During the conversation, she brought up how Loki is the first explicitly queer character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Tom responded, “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.
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.” He added, “It’s a small step.