Entertainment: 'Loki': Tom Hiddleston described the 'slo-mo acting' trick he used to make his face ripple after getting hit

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a person looking at the camera: Loki is hit by Wunmi Mosaku's Hunter B-15. Disney Platform Distribution © Disney Platform Distribution Loki is hit by Wunmi Mosaku's Hunter B-15. Disney Platform Distribution
  • A scene in episode one of "Loki" sees the God of Mischief hit with a staff in slow motion.
  • Tom Hiddleston explained to Jimmy Kimmel that they used a special slo-mo camera to capture it.
  • Hiddleston said the trick to making his face ripple was blowing a raspberry.
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Disney Plus' "Loki" is full of easter eggs that make the viewing experience of the MCU show even more rewarding for fans.

But the work that goes into making such a series also has a fair few behind-the-scenes details that you probably wouldn't even think about unless it was made obvious.

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One of these details is the slow-motion acting trick that Tom Hiddleston used to convincingly make it look like he got hit in the face in slow motion in the show's opening episode.

In the scene, Hiddleston's Loki is hit by Wunmi Mosaku's Hunter B-15 with a special time-altering staff, causing him to move "in 1/16th speed" while still feeling all of the pain of the hit in real-time.

a man and a woman on a cloudy day: Hunter B-15 hits Loki so that he moves in © Disney Platform Distribution Hunter B-15 hits Loki so that he moves in "1/16th speed." Disney Platform Distribution

Appearing on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Hiddleston explained that while a specific camera that utilises a certain number of frames per second was used, he had to do "special slo-mo acting" for the hit to look as realistic and convincing as possible.

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"What I did was I basically blew a raspberry with my mouth," Hiddleston said, demonstrating blowing a raspberry for Kimmel.

Hiddleston pretended to punch himself across the face while blowing a raspberry, mimicking how they filmed it on set: "If you get a slow-motion camera and you go [blows raspberry]."

Hiddleston joked: "Three years of drama school, classical training ... at the end of the day, just blow a raspberry and it'll look great."

Also on the show, Hiddleston talked about the first day he ever met Chris Hemsworth, which the Thor actor recently shared a photo of on Instagram.

"All I see when I look at that photo is inaccessible youth," Hiddleston said of the photo.

Hiddleston and Hemsworth met at Kenneth Branagh's house in 2009 just after they were cast in the first "Thor" movie, which Branagh was directing.

"Kenneth Branagh had an idea. I think he went into an old wardrobe. He pulled out these colors because Thor's cape was red and Loki's cape was green," Hiddleston said, explaining why he and Hemsworth were wearing those old costumes.

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"I think those costumes were from his movies of Henry V and Hamlet."

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"Loki" released its first episode on Wednesday, June 9, and fans have already started combing through the show looking for missed details. Some fans think they spotted Peggy Carter in the background of the show, and the creation of the multiverse has already been set up.

New episodes of "Loki" drop every Wednesday for the next 5 weeks.

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