Tom Hiddleston On Working With The Ridiculously Talented And Diverse ‘Kong: Skull Island’ Cast

Tom Hiddleston is at the peak of his career. And although the 35-year-old actor has had quite a few busy years, it doesn’t seem like he is going to lose the status of being one of the most sought-after actors of our time anytime soon, according to Entertainment Weekly.

Given the success of Tom Hiddleston’s The Night Manager, which has just finished airing in the U.K. and debuts in the U.S. later this month on AMC, critics are even speculating about the actor becoming a possible future James Bond, although the actor doesn’t seem to be too happy about these rumors.

And although Tom Hiddleston’s other current project – I Saw The Light – hasn’t been received well by movie critics, it didn’t affect the Thor actor’s status of being one of the most respected actors of our time.

As of now, Tom Hiddleston is preparing to reprise his role as Loki in Thor: Ragnarok, which is set to be released next year. And now the actor is promoting the King Kong reboot, Kong: Skull Island. The movie has recently completed filming, with Hiddleston telling Entertainment Weekly that they had filmed scenes in Hawaii, Australia, and Vietnam.

“And they were all completely different, and eventually they will all look like one homogenous island.”

Tom Hiddleston also said it was a pleasure to work with the Kong: Skull Island cast, which includes Oscar nominees Brie Larson and Samuel L. Jackson, Golden Globe winner John Goodman, and Straight Outta Compton‘s stars Corey Hawkins and Jason Mitchell.

“We had maybe the most diverse and talented cast I think I’ve ever worked with as a whole.”

Tom Hiddleston added that he was especially excited to work alongside the large gorilla King Kong, joking that he is “the biggest movie star” in the history of the movie industry. The Thor actor said that the upcoming King Kong movie will be “spectacular and epic,” but at the same time, it will have a distinctly human element to it.

Tom Hiddleston also went on to praise Kong: Skull Island director, Jordan Vogt-Roberts, who had an “extraordinary idea” to tell a story about a group of disparate travelers, explorers, and soldiers who end up on an undiscovered island in the South Pacific. And it becomes especially exciting when they find King Kong on the island because every character reacts to the large gorilla differently.

In a recent interview, Tom Hiddleston revealed that portraying country music legend Hank Williams in his recent movie I Saw The Light, which wasn’t received well by movie critics, was one of his most challenging roles yet, as reported by Radio.

“It took me a while to fully say yes [to the role], because I knew that once I said yes, I was going to have to cancel everything else in my life and make this a priority, because Hank Williams means so much to so many people.”

Tom Hiddleston, who is best known for his roles in hit films such as Thor, The Avengers, and War Horse, said that it was the fact that Williams has left a legacy in American music that made the actor realize the importance of looking and speaking exactly like the country music legend.

The actor also added that he honored Williams’ artistic spirit, music, and the culture by accepting the role. Tom Hiddleston also added that he and I Saw The Light‘s music director, Rodney Crowell, worked hard in order to offer the audience a spot-on portrayal of Williams.

And although it was a challenging task, Tom Hiddleston said that this kind of role is “the best kind of work,” adding that it’s something every actor dreams about.

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