Tom Hiddleston, best known for his performance as the villainous Loki in the Marvel superhero movies, is appealing to the milk-and-cookies set. In a new video from PBS, “The Avengers” star proffers a lesson in patience to none other than Cookie Monster.
In the video titled “Tom Hiddleston helps Cookie Monster learn about self-control,” released Wednesday, Hiddleston is holding a cookie when the sweet-toothed “Sesame Street” character approaches him.
“Me happen to smell something,” the Muppet monster hints, not too subtly.
“Ah yes, I’ve just made the correlation between your name and what I’m about to eat,” Hiddleston responds.
Hiddleston proceeds to teach Cookie Monster about delayed gratification — a big word for the Sesame Street crowd — and teases the Cookie Monster while he waits piteously for his own plate of treats.
“Didn’t it taste better after waiting?” Hiddleston says, his mouth full of cookies.
The “Sesame Street” appearance follows Hiddleston’s recent performance of “The Bare Necessities” at Disney’s D23 expo in Anaheim last month. During a presentation for the upcoming Tinker Bell film “The Pirate Fairy,” in which Hiddleston voices none other than Capt. Hook, Hiddleston broke out into song.
But don’t worry — the “Thor: The Dark World” star isn’t putting the villain behind him just yet. He is reprising his Loki role for the “Thor” sequel, due out Nov. 8.
And in July, he turned up in full Loki costume at Marvel Studios’ panel at Comic-Con International in San Diego to tout his turn in the new movie, prompting the audience at one point to chant his character’s name.
“When I walked out onstage, I was confronted with a wall of sound and fury, to quote the Bard,” Hiddleston said at the time. “It was extraordinary. I couldn’t see, I couldn’t hear for the first five seconds…. Three years ago, people, I think, weren’t that familiar with the character of Thor and certainly didn’t know what to expect from the film. So to come back, with all of what’s happened in the space in between, is kind of amazing really. Loki’s kind of been taken to the hearts of the home team. To go out there in costume, adrenaline was coursing through my body in a way that I haven’t had in a while.”
– Noelene Clark and Gina McIntyre | @LATHeroComplex
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