-You’re on Broadway. Congrats on the great reviews
for this play. I want to get to talking
about that, but you walked through Times Square
to get to the theater, and you ran into some
of your Avenger friends. -Yes, they resembled some
of my Avengers friends. -This is not really them?
Wait. Let me see. I think these might be
really them. Can we — Can we zoom in?
I just want to see. -Yeah.
That’s definitely Tom Holland. I think that’s definitely
Tom Holland. -I can tell by his exposed thumb that was coming through
his glove there. -You know,
he travels with that suit. He travels with that suit.
-He really does. Yeah. That was cool that they came out
and supported you on Broadway. I want to talk about
the Disney Plus series “Loki.” -Yes.
-You’re getting own show. -Unbelievable, yeah.
-This is giant. -This is — It’s happening.
-I mean, come on. That’s fun. [ Cheers and applause ]
-Thank you. Thank you. Yeah, it’s amazing.
I never expected it. You know, I auditioned
for the first “Thor” film ten years ago in 2009, and I just thought I was
auditioning for a movie. You know, an interesting part
in an interesting movie. Back then, the Marvel Universe
was only — They’d just made “Iron Man,” and I thought,
“I’ll, you know, have a go.” I didn’t expect
to be casted at all. So I can’t believe I’ve got
my own show. So exciting. We go into production next year, and, um, that’s about as much
as I can tell you. -Yeah, I was going to say. Yeah.
I know the way Marvel plays it. You’re not allowed to tell me
anything at all. But you were telling me
backstage that when you auditioned for “Thor,” you
actually auditioned for Thor. -I did. Yes, I did. Basically at the time,
they were, um — They were looking for sort of
less well-established actors so that the audience
didn’t have an association. They just wanted people
to see these new characters, these new actors. And the agreement was, if you’re over 6’0″
and you’ve got blond hair and, you know, you can come
and have a pop at it. So I actually auditioned.
I never auditioned for Loki. I only ever auditioned for Thor,
which is nuts. -And how long did
the audition process — -It was about three months. -Wow. So you thought
for a second — You go, “This is real.
I could be Thor.” -I — For a second.
For a time. For a second, yeah. -We have friends over at Marvel that sent us the original
audition footage of you. [ Cheers and applause ] This has never been shown.
This has never been shown! This has never been released.
-Okay. -Here’s Tom Hiddleston
auditioning for “Thor.” -And, remember. You chose this. For… [ Cheers and applause ] -Come on! That’s fantastic! -Thank you very much.
You really are too kind. Um, I think we can all agree
that they cast the right actor. -Let’s talk about “Betrayal.” This is — Only two weeks left
in this run. -Yes. Two weeks left.
We’ve done it over 200 times. 220, I think.
-Wow. [ Cheers and applause ]
Fantastic. -So we close on December the 8th at the Jacobs Theatre
on 45th Street. -What is the story about?
Could we — -Yeah, loosely, yes. I play a publisher
called Robert. And married to Emma,
a gallerist. And there’s my best friend,
Jerry, who was best man at our wedding. And Jerry and Emma
have been having an affair. [ Audience oohs ] -“Betrayal.” -This is very sad,
and it’s also very funny. And it’s told in reverse order.
And it’s — My costars are Zawe Ashton
and Charlie Cox. And we’ve been doing it
for a year, and it has been — It’s a masterpiece. It’s
Harold Pinter’s masterpiece. -I don’t know how you —
I mean, you cry, like, in this play,
and you do this every play? Do you cry every —
-Eight shows a week. Yeah. We — There’s a —
I mean, it’s called “Betrayal.” -Yes, I understand, yeah,
but, I mean, you — I would be like… -Oh, no. I have seen —
I’ve seen you do your thing. -You’ve seen my —
-I have seen you. -You’ve seen me act? -I think you’re
a fine actor, yeah. -You’re seeing the wrong person.
Yeah, no, no. -I’m sure you could do it.
I’m sure you could. -Could you cry on command, like right now if I said
please cry for us? -Oh, God. Okay. I could try. [ Cheers and applause ] You know, it depends, um — -Do you want me to set you up?
-Yeah, you know. You have to think about,
what are we talking about? -All right. I’ll do it with you.
Am I going to make you laugh? This is how I act. -Let’s see what we get to.
-All right. -Here we go. Yeah. Jimmy, is everything okay? -Yeah, I guess so. I’m just — I just can’t — Baby Yoda is so cute. [ Laughter ] ♪♪ -I, uh… I just, um… ♪♪ Jimmy, the thing —
the thing about Baby — [ Sighs ] [ Laughter ] The t-thing about Baby Yoda
is that, um… ♪♪ I, uh… I-I just love him. -Oh, my God! Oh, my God! That is how you do it
right there! Oh, my gosh! Pro!
Tom Hiddleston, everybody!