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'Loki' Director Kate Herron Reveals How She Convinced Owen Wilson to Join the Show

'Loki' Director Kate Herron Reveals How She Convinced Owen Wilson to Join the Show

Owen Wilson needed some convincing about joining the cast of Loki!

The show’s director Kate Herron spoke with THR about what it took to get Owen to join the cast and how they prepared the actor for the series.

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Kate told the outlet that she was initially very intimidated by the idea of speaking with the actor about taking on the part, but that Owen‘s laid back demeanor helped put her at ease.

“It was the most detailed pitch I’ve ever done, to an actor, ever,” she said of how she convinced Owen to join the show. “I think I pretty much spoke through the entire first episode with him. You can tell he’s a writer, just by the way he attacks story. His questions about the world and the structure and the arc of the character. It was really fun to work with him.”

She added, “And also probably because he was newer to the Marvel world, he was like, ‘OK, how does this work?’ I also pitched him Loki’s arc over the past 10 years, where that character has gone, but also explaining our Loki and what happened in Endgame and time travel. There’s a lot to unpack in that conversation. ”

Once Owen had joined the cast, Kate and Tom Hiddleston began teaching him everything their was to know about the Marvel character.

“He is playing a Loki expert, so at the beginning of production, Tom and I were talking. He devised this thing called Loki School,” she said. “He did a big lecture to the cast and crew. I love the character. This is a decade of fans loving this character and where that character has been. It was talking everyone through that, but through Tom and his own experiences. Stunts that Tom liked or costumes. He ended up doing that same Loki school for Owen. Owen absolutely loved it. Owen has such a writer’s brain.”

Loki is set to debut on Disney+ on June 9.

A huge detail about the show was just confirmed in the latest teaser. Check it out!

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