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No Tricks, Just Treats: Tom Hiddleston Surprises Kids At Thor: The Dark World Special Screening

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11/01/2013 9:27 pm
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No Tricks, Just Treats: Tom Hiddleston Surprises Kids At Thor: The Dark World Special Screening
Media Courtesy of Andrew Savulich /New York Daily News

Erika Rivera

Senior Editor

As previously mentioned here, Tom Hiddleston is not your average British baddie. He is best known for his portrayal of the ultimate villain Loki in the 2011 Marvel Studios film, Thor, The Avengers in 2012, and this year's Thor: The Dark World but there is so much more to this British actor.  Case and point, the actor's latest off screen adventure in the NY. Hiddleston flew in from London on Halloween just to trick and treat kids from two charities in a special screening of his latest film, Thor: The Dark World. The British thespian had just flown in from London specifically for the event, during which he thanked the charities being honored and spent some quality time with all the young fans. The actor played around with the kids right before announcing the flick by becoming his infamous villain persona. “I am Loki and I am filled with glorious purpose,” Hiddleston said, channeling his character as he stepped out to surprise the crowd at the event thrown by Disney, Marvel Studios and the Daily News for the children. Hiddleston then dropped the act and his gracious true self took over in order to thank the charities being honored at the AMC Empire 25 in Times Square — Variety the Children’s Charity of New York and The Children’s Aid Society. The actor took a moment to share how this event made him feel afterwards. “It was amazing,” Hiddleston shared with The News after leaving the theater as the kids watched the movie.  The British thespian said the screening was worth the long journey, despite having a short time to prepare for it, having landed at JFK just two hours prior to the screening. “I just landed from London at 4 p.m. and to sort of come through the airport, throw on some clothes and come into that response where there were just 300 kids so excited to be there. To see that enthusiasm, to see them clap and cheer, wearing Loki T-shirts and swinging hammers, that was really gratifying,” the actor said, speaking of the whole experience. Hiddleston later, unbeknownst to his tiny human army of fans, crept back inside to watch a bit of their reaction to his movie. Those who know Hiddleston know that for the actor to spare a moment to share his work for charity is nothing new. Hiddleston has taken his star power in the past to spread some good, which he spoke of to The Daily News. “For charities like Variety of New York and Children’s Aid Society and UNICEF, who I have done some work for, I believe so strongly in their work,” he said. “There are armies of people behind the scenes who do tireless work on behalf of children all over the world.  So it’s nothing for me to turn up and introduce a screening for them. I hope it’s a nice reward.” Hiddleston’s next project will be hitting the West End’s stage as the lead in Donmar Warehouse’s production of William Shakespeare’s tragedy Coriolanus. Thor: The Dark World is set to hit theaters on November 8 in the US.


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