Sophia Di Martino Is Proud to Be Part of ‘Loki’s’ History-Making LGBTQ+ Moment

After one really epic episode of Loki, Sophia Di Martino has greater than made a reputation for herself within the Marvel Cinematic Universe—and no, that title is not Loki. Her grasp manipulator character, an anti-hero already greater than worthy of holding down her personal collection, goes by the title Sylvie. Sylvie’s mission: destroy the Time Variance Authority and plunge the sacred timeline into normal chaos. This god’s obtained some targets, and he or she’s shut to attaining them.

As for the place Sylvie comes from and why she left her Loki methods behind for a life that’s much less mischievous and extra enchanting, we’re nonetheless ready on that story to be advised. Fortunately for us, we received’t have to wait for much longer. Episode 4 of Disney+’s hit Marvel present will get into why Sylvie does what she does and why she has a selected axe to grind with the TVA.

Ahead of Sylvie’s massive origin reveal, Decider obtained the possibility to speak to Sophia Di Martino about bringing this distinctive character to life, moving into form for one significantly dazzling scene, and what it felt like on set to be half of a history-making second within the MCU.

Decider: I can begin by asking you—have you ever seen your action figure that was revealed today?

Sophia Di Martino: You know what? My mother’s simply despatched me a message and I feel that’s what it’s. I haven’t had likelihood to have a look at it, however I feel that could be it. You’re gonna have to get one in your assortment. Brett.

I simply obtained the Loki determine in his TVA jacket, so now he’ll have a good friend. So—Episode 3 of Loki is mainly a two-hander with you and Tom Hiddleston working round a doomed planet. How did you develop your chemistry? 

It’s sort of simple as a result of a lot of it’s within the script. And such as you say, it’s a two-hander. We joked on the time saying it felt like we have been doing a play. We actually obtained to know one another and the characters actually obtained to chat. And we had these quiet moments and these longer conversations, like on the practice. We simply actually loved it, I feel, and made essentially the most of these longer scenes the place we may actually speak.

Loki and Sylvie on the train
Photo: Marvel/Disney+

Fans have been so grateful about that practice speak the place you talk about love and we lastly get confirmed queer representation in the MCU. What was it like filming that scene? Did you will have any inkling that the followers have been going to find it irresistible as a lot as they’ve?

We knew it was necessary on the time. And [director] Kate [Herron] was like, “This is really important to me personally too. This is a long time coming, the comics have always spoken about Loki’s sexuality, but the MCU hasn’t yet.” And it was—we knew it was necessary to point out, to discuss this on this collection and symbolize that, however I personally didn’t understand how massive it was gonna be. This complete factor, I had no concept how massive it was going to be. I feel I’ve had my head within the sand somewhat bit, and so it’s so overwhelming. But basically, it’s simply so great to see how many individuals are participating and really feel seen, lastly. There’s this MCU that folks love a lot and eventually they really feel represented or seen inside that. It is so necessary and so particular. I’m actually proud to be a component of it.

You’re new to the MCU however, simply having seen Episode 3, “Lamentis,” it feels such as you’ve already achieved as a lot motion as some individuals which have been within the MCU for years. Does the scope of these episodes really feel overwhelming once you’re studying the script?

Yeah, somewhat bit. It’s like six motion pictures, isn’t it? It’s a TV present, and I suppose it’s new to be doing that quantity of content material within the MCU. It’s six hours devoted to this character, to Loki. It’s a very long time and it’s such a terrific alternative to get into that character and discover the themes related to him. It’s been superb—however yeah, studying the script, generally it’s like, “How are they going to do that?” I simply had no concept how they have been going to make that occur as a result of it’s all so massive. Like, the ideas are large.

Loki Lamentis Sylvie and Loki
Photo: Disney+

“Lamentis” concludes with that monitoring shot of your self and Tom Hiddleston working by way of chaos attempting to attain the ark earlier than it takes off. How bodily demanding was that half of filming?

It was fairly bodily demanding. We had to put the work in and we did quite a bit of coaching. We began coaching in like, January 2020. We lastly completed capturing in February 2021. And so it was over a yr and we have been coaching the entire time. At the start, it was actually difficult as a result of I used to be actually unfit. And I simply had a child and it was all actually a problem. But by the tip it was quite a bit simpler as a result of I’d put the work in and then you definately understand, okay, perhaps I used to be fairly unfit earlier than as a result of it’s not feeling so tough anymore. I truly began having fun with working. It solely took me a yr.

Loki - Sophie Di Martino
Photo: Disney+

You’re enjoying Sylvie, a personality who basically needs to do destroy every thing. She’s coping with themes and actions which might be incomprehensibly large. How, as an actor, do you floor that and get into the mindset of a godlike character?

She’s a reasonably down to earth character, I feel. She’s indignant at one thing, which I feel most individuals can relate to, and he or she’s simply fairly obsessed about this one specific factor and he or she’s on a mission to destroy. So getting my head round that was getting my head round her backstory, and perhaps why she appears like that—which you’ll study extra about within the subsequent episode. And that actually helped [me] get into that thoughts. And yeah, [it was] simply enjoyable to get into it.

We’ll study extra about Sylvie in Loki Episode 4, arriving on Disney+ on Wednesday, June 30

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