Tom Hiddleston found out the hard way that getting hit in the face by Chris Hemsworth is not fun.
On Monday, Hiddleston appeared on Global’s “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” and talked about the process of filming fight scenes with Hemsworth in the Marvel films.
“I mean, fighting Chris Hemsworth, you’re going to lose,” the actor laughed. “Let’s face it.
“On film, it’s all about angle when you’re fighting. So you’re trying to get the angles of the different parts of the choreography to tell the story.”
Sometimes, however, a fight scene requires more than a clever angle.
“Thor had to strike Loki across the face and I was wearing the horns, which weigh about 30 pounds,” Hiddleston said. “I couldn’t really sell the hit, the smack. So I just said to Chris, ‘I think you should just hit me in the face.'”
As it turns out, that wasn’t a good idea.
“I went down like a stone,” the 38-year-old recalled. “And I supposed, on stage, when you’re doing a fight, you have to do it every night 100-odd performances. I think, if I was being hit in the face by Chris Hemsworth day after day, I don’t know if I would be able to manage that. It wouldn’t be sustainable.”