"Loki, that’s me. Loki, the Light-Bringer, the misunderstood, the elusive, the handsome and modest hero of this particular tissue of lies."
"Take it with a pinch of salt, but it’s at least as true as the official version and, dare I say it, more entertaining. So far, history, such as it is, has cast me in a rather unflattering role. Now it’s my turn to take the stage. Let there be light.”
Reading this novel imagining Tom Hiddleston/Loki telling it it’s much more fun.
“They say Brits play the best villains, but what makes a great villain? Firstly, you need to sound distinct. To speak with an eloquence that lets everyone know who’s in charge. A villain should have style. A suit should always be bespoke, razor-sharp like your wit. It’s important that a villain has the means to stay one step ahead. World domination starts with an attention to detail. Take this tiny switch for example, it changes everything. Now brace yourselves.
This happy breed of men, this little world,
This precious stone set in the silver sea,
Against the envy of less happier lands,
This blessed plot, this earth, this realm, this England.
It’s all mine”
Tom Hiddleston reciting Shakespeare’s Richard II ♥ The car? Didn’t notice.
“Shakespeare’s poetry is like a labyrinth, and his verse is so full of twists and turns, which at first can seem confusing, and befuddling, and intimidating. But if in preparation on your own you’ve worked out a route from the outside to the center and you know that you have to take this turn, and then this turn, and then go around the back of this, and then come back in this way, if you, as the actor, know the way through the labyrinth, you can lead other people faster and with clarity and fun.”
Best description of Shakespeare’s poetry and acting ever.