Tom Hiddleston, Loki Wig, UNICEF Video


Welcome back, Loki.

With the help of an assistant, Tom Hiddleston puts on his Marvel character's iconic, long black wig in a new video shot in his dressing room on the Australian set of Thor: Ragnarok—and for a great cause!

The clip was filmed to raise awareness for UNICEF's #EmergencyLessons campaign. Hiddleston, one of the international charity's celebrity Goodwill Ambassadors, talks a film the group shot in Guinea, featuring friends M'mah & Adamah, who survived an Ebola outbreak.

The epidemic had prompted many schools in the area to close but with the help of a program co-sponsored by UNICEF and the EU, the girls were able to continue their education, according to the European Union Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection group.

In the video, Hiddleston also reveals his favorite school activity—acting in plays.

"I'm still doing it for a living, as you can see," the British star says. "The Loki wig is on. He's back. See you soon." 

Tom Hiddleston, Loki, GIF

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In May, UNICEF released an #EmergencyLessons campaign video of Hiddleston sharing a school photo of him at age 4.

"Please try not to make fun of my hair," he said.

Hiddleston has been involved with UNICEF for years and visited Guinea on a charity-sponsored trip more than three years ago.

"It's become immediately clear that the problems in a developing country such as Guinea are enormous, but they can be simply defined as water, nutrition, sanitation, vaccination and education," he wrote in a UNICEF U.K. blog in January 2013. "Above all else, the children, who will inherit the future, and shape the future of this country – need clean water, iron, minerals, vitamins, inoculation against disease, and education."


Hiddleston arrived in Australia last week. His participation in Thor: Ragnarok, the third movie in the series, marks the fourth time he will play Loki, the Asgardian god of mischief and brother of Thor, on the big screen, following appearances in ThorThor: The Dark World and The Avengers.

The new film also stars returning Marvel actors Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Anthony Hopkins as their dad Odin, Idris Elba as Heimdall and Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner / Hulk, as well as newcomers Karl Urban of Star Trek fame as Asgardian supervillain Skurge, Cate Blanchett as Hela, the Asgardian goddess of death, and Jeff Goldblum as the Grandmaster, a member of the supervillain group the Elders of the Universe.

Thor: Ragnarok is set for release in November 2017.

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