Though not every member of the cast of “Loki” is British, a sizeable chunk of the show’s principle cast are, indeed, people from across the pond. And not only is good chunk of the cast British, three of them actually know each other from well before their Marvel days: Tom Hiddleston, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, and Wunmi Mosaku all attended the same drama school.
“I know Tom and Gugu, we were at drama school together, so I felt like, even though it was terrifying — the idea of joining the MCU, because it’s like this huge thing, knowing that I was going to walk into the room and have friends there…it felt really, really good,” Mosaku explained during the presser.
All three studied acting at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA), and they even attended there at the same time. Via the school’s website, Hiddleston graduated from the school in 2005, Mbatha-Raw graduated a year earlier, and Mosaku graduated in 2007.
Speaking about the amazing coincidence, Mbatha-Raw added, “I’m so proud of everyone, and it’s wonderful to see your generation rise, and as I say, stepping into these surreal, epic, larger-than-life worlds, but when you have a shared experience, when you remember the same acting tutors and you’ve walked down the same corridor and the same canteen, you know, all of these cultural references that we had, especially as we ended up shooting in the pandemic, it was a real comfort to have these longstanding relationships and friendships.”
Loki will debut on Disney+ on June 9.