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  • one of the great things tom of course about

  • writing about Theatre in London as I do is seeing the sorta

  • beginnings the people's careers and their careers developing all sorts of

  • ways

  • as jurors obviously has but it seems like most British actors begin

  • you're pretty much most that the major ones I'm

  • and then they do it don't go on to cinema when you work in the theater

  • early on what did you think about a film career to date seem totally remote

  • or you always buying your teacher had some a/c

  • gosh I'm it's so hard to

  • retroactively go back

  • I went to drama school ready to train to be a theater actor

  • because I knew that that drama school really gave you tools

  • four states Croft that you needed I thought

  • am and it gave you a kind of physical

  • rigor and professionalism in the way of attacking

  • different texts and characters in and methodologies and I wanted seven mas

  • myself n

  • learning accents and states fighting

  • and see everything from 6 p-8 a Miller to Tennessee Williams

  • ways wonderful am kinda the weather theater in

  • when I started in the theater seem very remote this movie world seem like you

  • have to get

  • is like being picked to play for Manchester United or Real Madrid

  • possible you know like am it and it seemed very

  • you know I would I would be in productions

  • like the ones you saw I'm at the Donmar or whatever and

  • and I don't listen for films and he was a great audition

  • not this time my god okay and

  • and i actually I had a I started making a list I wanted to say to make a list of

  • Directors I'm excited to get them from it man

  • and I had stopped making the list and because I

  • would never pick an effect have and

  • people would always call my agent and say you know tom's

  • terrific a whose is like became same in the play

  • I'm there was always this question to finance and funding needed

  • you know it just seems I was like well forget it am it's never gonna happen

  • and then I kind of am Spurs I kinda broke my own rules a bit

  • and I became fascinated by I was very lucky in the theater to work with them

  • very established film names I suppose

  • I worked with them Ewan McGregor and two Italian

  • as your foreign a feller and then I at on television thing with that dainty

  • dance

  • and them obviously with kenneth browner and and

  • I found their stories are quite interesting

  • and based they kinda demystified the whole thing for me

  • they they serve said I don't listen to what they tell you know it's nonsense

  • you know

  • am and there was a received wisdom said in my generation

  • that to go to America and try and stop

  • the film career was you had to go off the back at some enormous home-grown

  • success like

  • I'm ice like UN in Trainspotting

  • for example so where so that's the I was signed by

  • am an agent in Los Angeles who came to see a fellow

  • and that never happens and LA agent comes to see

  • shakespeare and goes that like it looks good okay

  • and I

  • and I said it took upon and when I was a LAN

  • and and just when with an open mind and an open heart and

  • them I got lucky I and distressed me of course

  • low-key does have a theatrical thread because Thor was directed

  • by somebody with who YouTube peered on-screen many times

  • and actually on stage yeah kinda brenna

  • and your wonderful performance in circle serve on a from the west and

  • when you were doing play with with can

  • was he sort of taking backstage going actually the school blockbuster public

  • up

  • shut quite like you to do when you finish this China staff truly truly

  • truly

  • when when it was announced that he was directing the film

  • in the interval I run up to his dressing room

  • with an enormous empty water cooler

  • I'm pretending it was for

  • the hammer of Thor he in costume

  • aunts hair and you got the job right yeah I brought it because it was so in

  • my own mind it was so

  • outrageously I'm on available

  • you know it was just not gonna there was no way I was going to be considered

  • and then so happened I was talking to my

  • LA agent to see me a fellow it off to them

  • and I was in Los Angeles kinda nearly around just seducing

  • was there and he was that to any guy said he asked me to come in addition

  • for the role offshore because at that time

  • i misses an amazing character anyway because

  • it's like on one level Chris Hemsworth you end up getting and who is

  • monumental in the rock have to say and his dear friend

  • so this absolutely no bad blood between the two he p.m.

  • requires such physical stature but also requires a great actor

  • who can go from arrogance to phone ability to

  • am but you can also sell the action a big blockbuster in

  • you know and so they were really didn't know

  • what they wanted so they were looking at everybody and damn

  • I was over six for and blonde so I passed muster there

  • and I'll addition and eventually said got down to the wire in the produces

  • said night skies kinda so right

  • like should put him in the film somewhere in and you I said say

  • publicly I'm pleased to be able to say I'm

  • that I II kenneth browner an enormous

  • desecrated just sigh I'm so much because

  • because the businesses so often

  • but thats I did it that the big movie business not the art

  • not the peeps at the creative people but that the people with the

  • dollars this so scared investing in something that's you know I'm not gonna

  • work in

  • and M and can was able to say to

  • produces on a film the cost a lot of money Tom

  • well bike he's got it don't worry im

  • and and and to do that it's just an amazing thing to do for young actor like

  • everyone needs a break and like I've said they were many many

  • people there's a long list of people who didn't give it to me and I ever started

  • to think that it

  • you know it was kinda gonna happen person had a completely different

  • physical transformation to do

  • the for sequencing your currently shooting the third one

  • in the series its for I'm so proud to be in that film

  • because that's part of me I think this pop art have any actor

  • with basically still a five-year-old child and am

  • I E grew up watching things like Christopher Reeve as Superman

  • and them Harrison Ford in indiana Jones and

  • and in app superheroes its biggest its toilets

  • it's a toy box and and I'm

  • I love playing that character because

  • he's actually really complex for

  • a super here for this a supervillain and II

  • part of the appeal is is is is to do with the

  • physical transformation because I've never wanted to be in that kinda threads

  • into what we were saying about Britishness

  • I've never wanted to be boxed in by

  • by it a type of character that I always play

  • I find I would get I would term

  • I just would find it very am interesting and I don't think anyone else would

  • and part of the reason I'm an actor is I'm interested in

  • indifferent shades of the truth

  • indifferent parts have life and how quite often

  • am where like the human race each is bound together by

  • by a certain unity in things and and

  • acting in whatever you're in is about excavating

  • the things that make us all the same birth death

  • love grief loss loneliness

  • gratitude generosity humor solitude I'm

  • and all those things exists in every

  • in every story anytime and anyplace

  • and that's the joy for me sorry and

  • a joint for me if of of playing different people from different times

  • in different costumes at different hair color and

  • you know and different shades is that whether it's the DPC

  • or ivanoff or I'm the Avengers

  • ago still kinda digging around in

  • humanity and the fun stuff

  • is that United fences I'm you get to

  • fly through the air and and and be

  • beaten almost to a pulp by The Incredible Hulk

  • and

  • would say not many accident and does not match oh yeah exactly what happened in

  • Sec off and I'll update you know I

  • it I loved the fact that time I love the taking this picture

  • I mean I'm your am I've got blonde hair I was born in London

  • and I you know it was never in my wildest dreams thought that I would be

  • playing

  • the Norse god of mischief I'm

  • come down to I'm to

  • tyrannized the human race and takeover

  • the planet and and because I've got some

  • you know daddy issues hits

  • and some brother issues and Sam

  • and i were quite thrown you know and

  • you know but also in the in a film like that which is

  • which is so beautifully tied together actually it's as you very tightly

  • written

  • and it's very entertaining very funny I got to work with people like

  • Robert Downey junior and and somehow Jackson

  • know it's a great casa people out for look

  • me what pic you shape it he said what Meyer to be longer shorter

  • more you know breast plate boots how do you get to the look

  • well I'm I'm starting to I had a long time initially before the first or film

  • I simply started with the great thing about the character is actually ancient

  • he is possible Norse mythology which goes back

  • s as far if not for that and the greco-roman

  • quality and your care look at turns up in Scandinavian Mets

  • everywhere he was like am Diane I sizzle backers he was

  • he was the spirit who am

  • people were afraid of you know he was the monster the parents

  • told their children about tonight's am

  • and he after four sorry for

  • have he heat but it's fascinating you read the Norse myths and you realize

  • that there's actually a huge amount if

  • if material there and then what Stan Lee and Jack Kirby did when they started

  • drawing the Marvel Comics in the sixties

  • is that when invented for and low key in Odin

  • they borrowing and very honestly kind of

  • stealing from I'm this this

  • pantheon of Norse gods and then so I read all the comics &

  • and it starts off being much sillier than

  • than them even i'd I dyed it in in the first runs the comics low-key comes down

  • anytime the whole street ive

  • cars in New York and ice cream I'm because he thinks it's funny

  • and it is kinda its I have

  • and any changes that you know he looks very much like a comic book character

  • and so there was a thing of trying to be true to the look at the comic book

  • because that's what we're doing is we're giving

  • you never making a film of a comic but also trying to make its

  • palatable to a regular film going audience

  • he just like movies and and but making it a real story about

  • January about father and two sons and something that people could connect to

  • am so can I talked about this experience references

  • fathers and sons and brothers and units shot through with

  • with all that stuff and then in terms of creating the look we we just talked

  • about it and said

  • know how do we make something that's both Rico

  • and kind if am

  • athletic and am

  • so that majestic and also dock

  • and but also practical you know cuz you have to get through the day and

  • and and fighting it so has to move so it's a very complicated

  • said it's an aria and then as the americans have this work which i think

  • is kinda untranslatable

  • which is badass for him to

  • he's a bad as badass as a ESO like and says Saunders you've been a

  • the model produces a great cuz they go you know Tom Conti want what you look

  • like maybe a movie we want you to be able to comment

  • you basically what you look awesome and badass

  • you go okay and then he said experiments and it's like it's almost like a mosque

  • it's like

  • like any character you need a mosque through which to

  • project that particular truth locus truth is one of

  • I'm insanity and deranged

  • evil am antes you know

  • her sons lost and lonely but it but

  • dying my hair black in sort of painting my face in the way

  • it gives me some months ago after two hours of sitting in makeup and going to

  • cost you

  • you look in the mirror and you're completely different check

  • am and it you know it's it's kind event is your back in this world of course

  • again

  • for for the next installment yeah do you wanna wet

  • the audience's appetite which is too little bit of where the journey takes us

  • now

  • I A wants to tell you but

  • I would have you'd have to be shot yeah I would have to carry or

  • I'm which are so lucky would love to do for I