To say Tom Hiddleston was happy to play Loki in The Avengers would be a huge understatement. Turns out the actor was absolutely thrilled to have a part in the Marvel blockbuster.
In a new book titled Joss Whedon: The Biography, fans get to read a letter from Hiddleston that proves just how pumped he was to take on the role.
"I am so excited I can hardly speak," he writes to Whedon after first getting the part. "The first time I read it I grabbed at it like Charlie Bucket snatching for a golden ticket somewhere behind the chocolate in the wrapper of a Wonka Bar."
He adds, "Thank you for writing me my Hans Gruber. But a Hans Gruber with super-magic powers."
What's even better? Whedon wrote back to the super-fan with plenty of appreciation.
"Tom, this is one of those emails you keep forever. Thanks so much. It's more articulate (and possibly longer) than the script," he joked. "I couldn't be more pleased at your reaction…Thank you again."
The best, right?
To read the whole letter and get more exciting tidbits about The Avengers director, pick up his biography, available Aug. 1.