Hiddleston Compares Shakespeare To THOR & GAME OF THRONES
Noted thespian and rising international movie star Tom Hiddleston comments upon the similarities between the best features of the Bard and the current popularity of properties such as THOR, THE AVENGERS and GAME OF THRONES with modern audiences in an illuminating new interview.
Shedding some light on his THOR and THE AVENGERS villain Loki, Hiddleston says of the preeminent and oftentimes prescient genius inherent in Shakespeare's works, "There's nothing about human nature Shakespeare doesn't understand."
Hiddleston further clarifies, stating "So a character like Loki, who I greatly enjoy playing, is in many ways a very Shakespearean villain."
Furthermore, Hiddleston refers to the new PBS four-play filmed historical cycle titled THE HOLLOW CROWN in which he participates as being very much like "a real-life GAME OF THRONES," which promotional ads for the project have prominently boasted, before outright stating, "GAME OF THRONES is Shakespearean."
Hiddleston continues, sharing, "And as long as it's written as well as GAME OF THRONES, that's great."
Ultimately, Hiddleston eruditely concludes, "I think if Shakespeare were alive today, he'd be writing for television."
THOR: THE DARK WORLD opens nationwide on November 8. THE HOLLOW CROWN four film series kicks off on PBS this weekend.
Additionally, Tom Hiddleston stars in Shakespeare's CORIOLANUS at the Donmar Warehouse later this year, with an international filming and broadcast set for January 30. For more information, view BroadwayWorld's original article here.
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