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Tom Hiddleston Reveals He Actually Auditioned To Play Thor

Tom Hiddleston may have earned legions of fans for his portrayal of Loki but the actor reveals he had actually auditioned to play superhero Thor.

In an chat on 'Chelsea Lately', Hiddleston said he bulked up before the audition in hopes that he would get the part.

"I did less running and more lifting of things for awhile," the 32-year-old said.

"So you worked out for an audition... which is a huge commitment. Yeah, I mean it was pretty stupid to do that before the audition!," laughed Handler.

"Some would say insane. But it was really fun, actually," the actor replied. "And I've never done anything like that before."

"I basically went from 180 pounds to 198 pounds and I had something like seven percent body fat."

"I auditioned and I swung the hammer but they were always looking for Loki as well, and I think the closer I got, they were like, 'You should play the bad guy,'" Hiddleston explained.

Of course, it would be tough imagining Hiddleston taking the place of Chris Hemsworth as the hammer-wielding god. Just as anyone else as Loki now just wouldn't fit.

November 6, 2013 |

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