MUCH ADO! Tom Hiddleston Reveals What Shakespeare Role He Wants To Play Next
Rising screen superstar and stage stalwart Tom Hiddleston reveals what role in the incomparable canon of William Shakespeare he most desperately desires to play next following his essaying of the title role in CORIOLANUS at the Donmar Warehouse (and broadcast in cinemas worldwide) later this year as part of a new interview.
Hiddleston relates of the Bard's rich oeuvre, "You know, they are all very, very special. The tragic heroes always have a particular demand on you as an actor, because Shakespeare's understanding of human weakness was so precise, and most of his tragic heroes suffer from very relatable failings, like proud, or doubt, or vanity or jealousy or those things...you know, hubris."
Revealing his choice, Hiddleston assets, "But actually the one I would love to play is Benedick from MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, because it's a really funny play, and it's very warm and it's all about love."
In describing the play itself, Hiddleston offers, "It's about these two old cynics, Benedick and Beatrice, who believe they're past the age of romance, "y'know, loves not for us...I'll die a bachelor" and by dint of many practical jokes played on them by their friends, they fall in love with each other. It's so sweet...it's just such a sweet play and has so much wisdom in it."
Additionally, Hiddleston adds of what specifically draws him to MUCH ADO, "I've never been to a production of MUCH ADO where audiences haven't come out beguiled and delighted - you see people's faces when they come out of the theatre and they're so happy, and so I'd love to be in a production of that."
Check out the original article on the matter here.