Loki actress Sophia Di Martino discussed the series’ LGBTQ+ revelation.
The newest episode of Loki was Marvel Studios’ latest step in LGBTQ+ representation. The episode, titled “Lamentis,” revealed during a conversation between Loki (Tom Hiddleston) and Sylvie (Sophia Di Martino) that the titular God of Mischief was bisexual. This makes Loki the first canonically bisexual lead character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Sophia Di Martino reflected on filming the scene in question when speaking to Deadline:
“When we were filming it, we were aware how important it was. [Director] Kate [Herron] was really keen on getting that into the show. People have been waiting for it for a long time, and it was in the comics for a long time. It was really important to us, to her and a lot of people.”
The actress compared the scene to the diner scene in Heat with Al Pacino and Robert De Niro:
“It’s two acquaintances having a chat on the train. I didn’t realize it would be such a massive thing, and I’m so pleased it is. The engagement with it, and the reaction to it are incredible. I’m glad I didn’t over-play it.”
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Here is the synopsis for the new series:
In Marvel Studios’ “Loki,” the mercurial villain Loki (Tom Hiddleston) resumes his role as the God of Mischief in a new series that takes place after the events of “Avengers: Endgame.”
Directed by Kate Herron, with Michael Waldron serving as head writer, the upcoming series stars Tom Hiddleston, Sophia Di Martino, Owen Wilson, and Gugu Mbatha-Raw.
The first three episodes are now streaming on Disney Plus, with new episodes set to be released on Wednesdays. Stay tuned for all the latest news on the new series and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more original video content!