In Kong: Skull Island, Tom Hiddleston is Captain James Conrad, a cynical officer who joins an expedition on a mysterious island in the South Pacific. Along with his fellow explorers, which includes photographer Mason Weaver (Brie Larson), Conrad comes face to face with a seemingly indestructible force of nature.
During interviews for Kong: Skull Island, Hiddleston talked about the lasting popularity of King Kong.
“As children, we have a natural fascination with nature and animals,” says Hiddleston. “And I think that never leaves us. Kong is a kind of emblem what we don’t understand about nature. He’s a myth. We understand that the natural world has a balance and an order that is both beautiful and terrifying . . . Kong somehow, in his own territory and in his own turf, represents nature undisturbed and unspoiled by man.”
Click on the media bar below to hear Hiddleston talk about his first memories of watching King Kong.
Co-starring Samuel L. Jackson and John Goodman, Kong: Skull Island opens March 10.