Tom Hiddleston Says That Loki Coming Out As Bisexual Was Just A “Small Step”

There’s a lot in store for the future of Loki — especially if you ask star Tom Hiddleston.

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You may remember that during the first season of the show, Loki came out as both bisexual and genderfluid.

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Not much time is spent discussing either topic, with the mention of Loki’s sexuality happening during a short conversation about his love life.

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During Episode 3, Loki sits down with Sylvie, who asks him if he’s ever been in a relationship with “would-be princesses or, perhaps, another prince” — and he responds with a simple “a bit of both.”

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While the lack of further LGBTQ inclusion received some backlash, Tom says it was a “small step.”

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“We all wanted to retain the integrity of the character — I wanted to make sure we didn’t lose the bits that people loved, while doing something new,” Tom said in an interview with the Guardian.

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He added that he hoped Loki’s coming out as bisexual “was meaningful to people who spotted it.”

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“It was a small step, and there’s further to go,” Tom shared, adding that the entire team thought it was “important” to include.

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Loki‘s director, Kate Herron, also previously said it was her goal “to acknowledge Loki was bisexual,” and she hoped that it could be discussed further in the future.

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From the moment I joined @LokiOfficial it was very important to me, and my goal, to acknowledge Loki was bisexual. It is a part of who he is and who I am too. I know this is a small step but I’m happy, and heart is so full, to say that this is now Canon in #mcu #Loki

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With Season 2 on the way, only time will tell if Loki’s sexuality gets a larger storyline in the series!

You can read all that Tom had to say here.