“Basically, at the time, they were looking for sort of less well-established actors so that the audience didn’t have an association,” Hiddleston says in the clip above. “They just wanted people to see these new characters, these new actors.
“The remit was, if you’re over six foot and you’ve got blonde hair, you can come and have a pop at it. I never auditioned for Loki, I only ever auditioned for Thor.”
Cue Jimmy Fallon surprising Hiddleston with his old audition tape, which has never before seen the light of day.