Tom Hiddleston made an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live, where he discussed his role as Loki in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and his upcoming projects. Hiddleston, known for his portrayal of the god of mischief, Loki, talked about how playing the character for 14 years has changed the course of his life.

When asked about his long tenure as Loki, Hiddleston admitted that he never expected it to last this long. He was cast as Loki in 2009 at the age of 28 and is now 43, which means he has been playing Loki for a significant portion of his adult life. Hiddleston mentioned that playing Loki has been an incredible journey and he remains uncertain about whether he is done with the character.

Hiddleston also addressed the question of whether he sees Loki as a villain. While Loki has made some misguided choices in the past, Hiddleston believes that the character has evolved and made more heroic choices over the years. He acknowledged that Loki often follows up his good deeds with something terrible, but he sees it as part of the complexity of the character.

During the interview, Hiddleston shared an amusing anecdote about meeting someone who named their dog Loki, not realizing that he was the actor who portrayed the character. He found it ironic that the dog was named after the Norse god of mischief and chaos, rather than after him.

In addition to discussing his role as Loki, Hiddleston also revealed some exciting news about another beloved show, The Night Manager. Hiddleston announced that there will be a second and third season of the show, which has been eagerly awaited by fans since its first season aired in 2016. He explained that they took their time to ensure that the story was right and that they were working closely with the late author, John le Carré, and his sons who are the producers of the show.

Hiddleston, who plays the character Jonathan Pine in The Night Manager, also mentioned that Hugh Laurie, who was a producer on the show, might still have a role in the upcoming seasons. He expressed his excitement about continuing the story of The Night Manager and working with the talented team behind it.

In a light-hearted moment, Hiddleston reminisced about his first time seeing himself on television. It was on Easter weekend in 2001 when he appeared in an adaptation of Charles Dickens’ “The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby.” Hiddleston played a minor role, but the experience taught him the importance of continuity and the challenges of matching his eating and drinking habits in subsequent shots.

As the interview came to a close, Hiddleston revealed that production for the new season of The Night Manager would start in the summer, hinting at a possible release in the following year.

Fans of Tom Hiddleston and his iconic portrayal of Loki can catch him on Disney+ in the series Loki, while eagerly awaiting the return of The Night Manager. With his talent and versatility, it’s clear that Hiddleston’s career will continue to thrive in both television and film.