Tom Hiddleston Says Making Loki Bisexual Didn’t Go Far Enough


 

The character Loki ‘coming out’ as bisexual in the Disney+ series Loki last year was a “small step” forward, according to actor Tom Hiddleston. In terms of sexual representation, he believes there is still “further to go.”

 

The character of Loki hinted to his bisexuality in the third episode of the series when he told Lady Loki that he had had love connections with both princesses and princes in the past. Loki’s sex was classed as “Fluid” in a bizarre 18-second promo for the program, which displayed a folder and file with that classification.

 

 

Hiddleston told The Guardian that Loki’s bisexuality was important to keeping the character’s integrity.

 

“I was just really honored to be asked,” Hiddleston told the Guardian. “We all wanted to retain the integrity of the character — I wanted to make sure we didn’t lose the bits that people loved, while doing something new. 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.”

 

 

 

 

According to Variety, Sophia Di Martino, who played Lady Loki, said that the show’s director Kate Herron really wanted the bisexuality traits “represented in the show.”

 

“I think people have been waiting a long time for it. The comic books allude to it and even the Norse mythology, I think,” says Di Martino. “It’s been around for so long, and it was really important to her to have that in the show….I’ve got to say how happy it makes me that people are happy to see that.”

 

Series director Kate Herron said on Twitter last summer that the character’s bisexuality was always “very important” to her.

 

 

 

marvel’s “Phase IV,” has seen an increase in LGBTQ representation in many ways with the first openly gay superhero Phastos in The Eternals, who shared in the MCU’s first openly-gay onscreen kiss between two men. Marvel’s owners, Disney has been actively pushing more LGBTQ content on audiences for years.


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