Though as a pair Maisie Williams and Tom Hiddleston have been involved in two of the most popular fan franchises of the past decade, with the former in Game of Thrones and the latter an integral role in the MCU – when it comes to appearing in an Aardman animation, it’s now their turn to become the fan, as two self-professed followers of Nick Park’s work.
We had the pleasure of sitting down with the talented duo to mark the release of Early Man, and we discussed what it was like appearing in an Aardman film, and just how they went about coming up with their rather unique accents for the roles of Goona and Lord Nooth, respectively.
We also looked into future projects, particularly for Williams, who has such a wealth of intriguing films in the pipeline, leading on to a discussion about life post-Game of Thrones, and whether she is looking forward to the freedom she’ll have once the show is finally over. We then asked Hiddleston about his own commitments to a series, and whether he had to bear that in mind when he first accepted the role of Loki in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Set at the dawn of time, when prehistoric creatures and woolly mammoths roamed the earth, Early Man tells the story of Dug, along with sidekick Hognob as they unite his tribe against a mighty enemy Lord Nooth and his Bronze Age City to save their home.
Early Man is released on January 26th.