I ship it like the Titanic.

You've never looked more beautiful, darling.

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Tom Hiddleston Sent An Amazing Email To Director Joss Whedon After Reading 'The Avengers' Script For The First Time - Business Insider

torrilla:

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According to “Joss Whedon: The Biography,” in stores August 1, Hiddleston, who plays antihero Loki in the film, wrote Whedon a heartfelt email after reading Whedon’s draft for the first time.

We’ve published Hiddleston’s letter in full along with Whedon’s response with permission from Chicago Review Press below.

Joss,

I am so excited I can hardly speak.

The first time I read it I grabbed at it like Charlie Bucket snatching for a golden ticket somewhere behind the chocolate in the wrapper of a Wonka Bar. I didn’t know where to start. Like a classic actor I jumped in looking for LOKI on every page, jumping back and forth, reading words in no particular order, utterances imprinting themselves like flash-cuts of newspaper headlines in my mind: “real menace”; “field of obeisance”; “discontented, nothing is enough”; “his smile is nothing but a glimpse of his skull“; “Puny god” …

… Thank you for writing me my Hans Gruber. But a Hans Gruber with super-magic powers. As played by James Mason … It’s high operatic villainy alongside detached throwaway tongue-in-cheek; plus the “real menace” and his closely guarded suitcase of pain. It’s grand and epic and majestic and poetic and lyrical and wicked and rich and badass and might possibly be the most gloriously fun part I’ve ever stared down the barrel of playing. It is just so juicy

I love how throughout you continue to put Loki on some kind of pedestal of regal magnificence and then consistently tear him down. He gets battered, punched, blasted, side-swiped, roared at, sent tumbling on his back, and every time he gets back up smiling, wickedly, never for a second losing his eloquence, style, wit, self-aggrandisement or grandeur, and you never send him up or deny him his real intelligence…. That he loves to make an entrance; that he has a taste for the grand gesture, the big speech, the spectacle. I might be biased, but I do feel as though you have written me the coolest part.

… But really I’m just sending you a transatlantic shout-out and fist-bump, things that traditionally British actors probably don’t do. It’s epic.

Whedon wrote back with a simplistic response:

Tom, this is one of those emails you keep forever. Thanks so much. It’s more articulate (and possibly longer) than the script. I couldn’t be more pleased at your reaction, but I’ll also tell you I’m still working on it … Thank you again. I’m so glad you’re pleased. Absurd fun to ensue.

Best, (including uncharacteristic fist bump), joss.

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Love (is) Love
Newly engaged and planning for their Big Fat Gay Wedding, celebrity power couple, Charles Xavier and Erik Lehnsherr, are in the midst of preparing for their new roles both on- and offscreen. They run into old friends and gain new allies along the way, and find themselves dealing with work, the battle for gay rights, and the ever-present paparazzi intent on foiling their big day.

Chapter 3
Charles and Erik hit the town for date night and bump into some familiar couples, and Logan offers them very sound relationship advice.

Love (is) Love

Newly engaged and planning for their Big Fat Gay Wedding, celebrity power couple, Charles Xavier and Erik Lehnsherr, are in the midst of preparing for their new roles both on- and offscreen. They run into old friends and gain new allies along the way, and find themselves dealing with work, the battle for gay rights, and the ever-present paparazzi intent on foiling their big day.

Chapter 3

Charles and Erik hit the town for date night and bump into some familiar couples, and Logan offers them very sound relationship advice.

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Love (is) Love
Newly engaged and planning for their Big Fat Gay Wedding, celebrity power couple, Charles Xavier and Erik Lehnsherr, are in the midst of preparing for their new roles both on- and offscreen. They run into old friends and gain new allies along the way, and find themselves dealing with work, the battle for gay rights, and the ever-present paparazzi intent on foiling their big day.
It is not a requirement to read ‘The Proper Care of Actors’ in order to follow the events in this sequel.

Chapter 2
Following the victory for marriage equality in California, Charles and Erik arrive in San Francisco as Celebrity Grand Marshals for Pride, and someone who’s been lurking in the background for a long while finally makes her appearance.

Love (is) Love

Newly engaged and planning for their Big Fat Gay Wedding, celebrity power couple, Charles Xavier and Erik Lehnsherr, are in the midst of preparing for their new roles both on- and offscreen. They run into old friends and gain new allies along the way, and find themselves dealing with work, the battle for gay rights, and the ever-present paparazzi intent on foiling their big day.

It is not a requirement to read ‘The Proper Care of Actors’ in order to follow the events in this sequel.

Chapter 2

Following the victory for marriage equality in California, Charles and Erik arrive in San Francisco as Celebrity Grand Marshals for Pride, and someone who’s been lurking in the background for a long while finally makes her appearance.

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