He’s crying. He’s. Fucking. Crying. I’ll NEVER get over it, okay?
What is amazing about this scene is that the crying is an ADLIB that Branagh decided to KEEP AGAINST SCRIPT.
So Loki is trying to taunt Thor into hating and fighting him, which would make everything so much easier to carry out his own plans, but even as he is attempting this by using the most incendiary and cruel words he can muster, pushing all the right buttons because HE KNOWS THOR BEST…his own inner emotional conflict, his own half-desire not to disown himself from his brother, broils over with tears. Because Tom Hiddleston decided it’d be cool to imply that, and performed the lines tearfully.
God bless you, Hiddles, for reinventing this character.
I beiieve this was also the scene that hooked Joss Whedon on Hiddleston’s Loki, wasn’t it?