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Real-life bromance for Thor on-screen enemies Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston

by Emmy Griffiths Published on 22 October 2013

On-screen warring Asgardian brothers Thor and Loki might be bitter enemies, but in real-life Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston are bestest buds. Ahead of the release of Thor 2 - which is in UK cinemas NOW! - the beautiful Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston gave us the inside scoop on their characters, what we can expect from the sequel and how their brotherly relationship translates into real life. We’ll give you a hint – they love each other!

Warning everyone, you’ll never see a better-looking bromance than Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston, co-stars and on-screen brothers who are about to reunite back on the big screen for Thor 2.

When asked about the trust that had developed over the last three films (Chris and Tom starred as Thor and Loki respectively in Thor, The Avengers Assemble, and now Thor: The Dark World), Chris enthused about their close relationship.

“A chunk of the shooting time is spent getting to know one another and develop a friendship, and from the beginning we had chemistry and enthusiasm.”

Tom Hiddleston, widely known as the fan favourite in his role as the malevolent Loki, chimed in: “I love you man!”

“It’s been an amazing adventure for both of us and the two characters define and lead each other.”

However, despite their obvious affection for each other in real life, their portrayal of Thor and Loki tells of a much more complex relationship, that does have its moments of everyday typical sibling squabbles.

Chris drew upon his own relationships with his two brothers who are also actors, Luke and The Hunger Games star Liam (oh hey Liam, how’s things?) to recreate the bickering.

“Neither of them have attempted to take over the universe just yet!” said Chris. “We are competitive as siblings are on sports, cricking, surfing, who’s controlling the remote control.

"In one of the scenes Tom and I were quite insistent that it would feel like two siblings in the backseat of a car, and the three of us [Chris, Liam and Luke] would be like ‘get off me!’ ‘don’t touch me!’.

“A lot of the time you have this love/hate thing where you’d do anything for them, but then the simplest things would annoy you. So we draw upon those situations to empathise.”

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Tom particularly enjoyed playing out this brotherly relationship, explaining to sofeminine: “You can’t lie to your siblings and I love that in this film Thor is able to demand that Loki play his hand.

"Loki is constantly in control and would never show his emotion and the only person who can get close to him is Thor.”

We love that they love each other, because we love both of them.

Have you seen it yet? If so, what did you think? Tweet us @SofeminineUK

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