Tom Hiddleston reveals he asked Chris Hemsworth to PUNCH him in the face while shooting The Avengers because he struggled to make the fight scenes look realistic

Tom Hiddleston revealed that he asked Chris Hemsworth to punch him in the face on the set of The Avengers. 

The Loki star, 38, explained during an appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, on Monday, that he struggled to master his fight scenes in the 2012 Marvel movie so he urged his co-star to strike him for real.

Claiming that he went 'down like a stone', Tom recalled: 'I mean, fighting Chris Hemsworth, you're going to lose. Let's face it.

Going for it: Tom Hiddleston said on Monday that he asked Chris Hemsworth to PUNCH him while shooting The Avengers because he struggled to make the fights look realistic

Going for it: Tom Hiddleston said on Monday that he asked Chris Hemsworth to PUNCH him while shooting The Avengers because he struggled to make the fights look realistic

'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.

'Thor had to strike Loki across the face and I was wearing the horns, which weigh about 30 pounds.

'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." I went down like a stone.' 

Bound to happen: Claiming that he went 'down like a stone', Tom recalled: 'I mean, fighting Chris Hemsworth, you're going to lose. Let's face it' (pictured, The Avengers)

Bound to happen: Claiming that he went 'down like a stone', Tom recalled: 'I mean, fighting Chris Hemsworth, you're going to lose. Let's face it' (pictured, The Avengers)

Despite being in pain following his encounter with Chris, Tom was only thankful that the pair were making a movie together rather than starring in a play. 

He explained: '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.'

The actor first appeared in the role of the Trickster, who is half-brother of Chris' character Thor, in the 2011 origin movie about the God of Thunder.

Looking back: '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." I went down like a stone,' he explained (pictured, Avengers: Endgame)

Looking back: '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." I went down like a stone,' he explained (pictured, Avengers: Endgame)

He has since also appeared in Thor: The Dark World, Thor: Ragnarok, Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame, and the character will now embark on his own journey on the small screen for the Disney+ TV series Loki.

The actor has remained tight-lipped on the details of the hotly-anticipated spin-off, and simply told 

Tom will reprise his role as Loki in an upcoming Disney+ show but is remaining tight-lipped on the details.

However he did tell host Stephen: 'I can tell you this. In the years since Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame, which came out this spring, two questions I've been asked: "Is Loki really dead?" and "What is Loki doing with that cube?" It's always the cube somehow. And this series will answer both of those questions.'

In the beginning: The actor first appeared in the role of the Trickster, who is half-brother of Chris' character Thor, in the 2011 origin movie about the God of Thunder

In the beginning: The actor first appeared in the role of the Trickster, who is half-brother of Chris' character Thor, in the 2011 origin movie about the God of Thunder

Tom Hiddleston asked Chris Hemsworth to PUNCH him in the face while shooting 2012's The Avengers

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