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Owen Wilson praises Tom Hiddleston's Loki lectures: 'If i had had teachers like Tom, I would have done better at school'

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Owen Wilson plays Agent Mobius in "Loki." Disney Platform Distribution
  • Owen Wilson plays Agent Mobius in the new Disney+ show "Loki."

  • But Wilson knew nothing about the MCU until Tom Hiddleston's helpful Loki lectures.

  • Wilson said Hiddleston was a very "understanding" teacher.

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Owen Wilson has praised Tom Hiddleston's "Loki lectures," saying that if he had had teachers like Hiddleston at school, he would have done much better.

Wilson knew very little about the Marvel Cinematic Universe before he joined the MCU himself as Agent Mobius in the Disney+ show "Loki."

Luckily, he had Loki actor Hiddleston to teach him all things MCU. Appearing on "Jimmy Kimmel Live," Wilson said agreed that the lectures were kind of a "community college course on Loki."

"That's kind of what it was like, and I think if I had had teachers like Tom, I would have done better because he was very understanding," Wilson said.

"He could tell when I was fading. It would kind of get to be late afternoon, and he would say, 'Owen, maybe we pick it up here tomorrow' and I'd say 'okay, yeah, that sounds good, I am getting a bit tired.'"

There was one night, however, where Wilson said that perhaps Hiddleston thought he hadn't paid enough attention during that day's Loki lectures, and decided to pick the lesson back up at night.

"There was a knock on my door where I was staying and it's night time and I open it and there's Tom: 'We're going to continue the lectures,'" Wilson said Hiddleston told him, comparing it to the scene in "Fast Times at Ridgemont High" where Mr. Hand shows up at Jeff Spicoli's house and gives him a one-on-one history lesson because Spicolo has missed eight hours of class time at school.

"Tom goes 'do you have your Loki notebook?' and I go 'No, I left that at Marvel,'" Wilson said. "He was like 'Well, I've got it for you.' And we went till about midnight that night."

Hiddleston has lectured on Loki to the cast and crew of the TV show, teaching them things about Loki's life and background, his personality, and his MCU journey to date. "Loki" director Kate Herron told Insider in an interview last week that Hiddleston taught her that Loki wears his golden horns when he's feeling his most powerful or in control.

"It was like a classroom," Herron said of the lectures. "I remember we all filtered in and we sat down and we had a screen at the front of the room and he had clips ready. It was honestly like a Cambridge lecture. I was very, very impressed."

Wilson previously said on "The Jess Cagle Show" that Hiddleston taught him everything he needed to know about the MCU, and said that these lectures were useful for his own character, Agent Mobius.

"Even in the way sometimes that he would describe his character, it was useful for me because my character Mobius in 'Loki' is kind of interviewing him at some point. So it kind of worked doing it that way," Wilson said.

Wilson's Mobius has proved a hit with fans and the Time Variance Authority agent is heavily involved in "Loki" so far, which has teased the creation of the multiverse in the MCU as well as introduce a brand new mysterious character: Sophia Di Martino's variant, who fans aren't sure if she is Lady Loki or Enchantress or someone else entirely.

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