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Tom Hiddleston hopes Loki coming out as bisexual in Marvel series was ‘meaningful to people who spotted it’

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Tom Hiddleston has spoken about how ‘meaningful’ he hopes it was for fans when Loki came out as bisexual in his Marvel series, saying that it was ‘important to all of us’.Last year, the actor returned as the Asgardian God of Mischief in his eponymous Disney Plus show, meeting his match in the form of Loki variant Sylvie (Sophia Di Martino).In episode three, the pair are discussing their love lives when Sylvie asks ‘Must’ve been would-be princesses or perhaps, another prince?’, to which Loki replies: ‘A bit of both.

I suspect the same for you.’Fans were ecstatic over the exchange, as while he was confirmed as bisexual in the Marvel comics, the scene marked the first reference to his sexual orientation in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).In a new interview, Tom, 41, explained that when he was asked to reprise the role, they ‘wanted to retain the integrity of the character’ and ‘wanted to make sure we didn’t lose the bits that people loved, while doing something new’.Speaking to The Guardian, he added: ‘I also hope Loki coming out as bisexual was meaningful to people who spotted it.

It was a small step, and there’s further to go. But it was definitely important to all of us.’After the episode of Loki aired, the director of the show, Kate Herron, opened up about how important it was to her to acknowledge his sexual orientation.‘From the moment I joined @LokiOfficial it was very important to me, and my goal, to acknowledge Loki was bisexual,’ she said on Twitter.‘It is a part of who he is and who I am too.

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