It’s quite literally a bromance. The “bro” aspect of the word is for real. Chris is absolutely right. I can’t imagine having to go to the emotional extremity that we both had to go to, if we actually didn’t like each other. It would have just been horrendous to go to work. The fact that we get along, we just egg each other on. We raised each other’s game. We just had a really, really good time. There were so many things that went wrong, that were just accidents that made us laugh. It’s such a huge journey. We both spent two years of our lives working on this film, and it’s so nice that there’s somebody else who’s alongside. Chris had a few drinks at the wrap party and was hanging out the window on the way back to the hotel, and before we went up to our rooms he said, “You’re the only one who understands, mate.” - Tom Hiddleston (x)
Hiddleston said that when they were shooting the fight scene, “Joss [Whedon, the director] came over and said, ‘Guys, I’m just not really buying it. You need to sell it more. You either need to hit each other harder or you need to react bigger.’” As they readied for the next take, Hiddleston took a moment to confer with Hemsworth. “I said to Chris, ‘Dude, just hit me. Just hit me because I’m protected here and it’s fine.’ He’s like, ‘Are you sure?’ I was like, ‘Yeah, it will look great. Just go for it.’”
Cameras then started to roll, and Hiddleston said, “[Chris] really went for it and he’s just pummeling me in the chest and elbowing me in the face and Joss came back after that take and went, ‘We got it. It’s great.’”
I asked Hemsworth about his reaction to actually hitting his costar. Hemsworth chuckled and recalled there was a moment when Hiddleston doubled over a bit when a body blow connected. He told me, “I turned to the crew and I said, ‘He told me to do that! You all heard that.’”
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