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Sunny Suljic, the voice behind Kratos’ son Atreus in the Norse God of War saga, has revealed that one of the inspirations behind his performance in the latest entry in the series, God of War Ragnarok, was none other than the Marvel Cinematic Universe movie. Owned by Tom Hiddleston.
lately Video interview with Teen Vogue (And As the player pointed out), Suljic revealed that after finding out his character was, in fact, Loki, the Norse trickster god, he decided to open Disney+ and watch the iconic Marvel antihero version of Loki in action. “When I saw Tom Hiddleston’s performance, I took a grain of salt from him — I loved his performance, he was really good — but I just wanted to make sure I didn’t completely copy the character,” Solich explained during the interview. However, he says he “took the irony and manipulation” of Hiddleston’s character in his own performance, which he feels benefited from the score.
Suljic was just 8 years old when he was called in to read for the role of Atreus in the 2018 version of God of War, and he said the cast used a fake script with fake names, so he didn’t even know he was auditioning for the series, or a video game at all, for that matter. “They had a PlayStation there, so I was, like, playing games and stuff, but I never put two or two together,” he quipped.
But the connection to Loki, both Hiddleston’s depiction and classic mythological stories of the Norse god, helped him build his character. “Personally, I wasn’t the biggest fan of my performance in 2018… I don’t know. I think I’m just, like, my biggest critic,” he described his acting experience in the first game, though he admits this might just be a natural awkwardness he feels when looking To his young self in general.
Soljic also credited his onscreen father, Christopher Judge, for helping improve his performance, noting that he is now 17 and has been working with Judge for his young half life. “When I did [initial] We read with Chris, we instantly clicked. “The chemistry was just there, so it was a pleasure working with the man, the legend, the legend, Chris Judge,” who he also described as “the nicest and most genuine person I ever worked with.” Suljik and Judge clashed with each other and three other artists of the month. The Past in the Best Actor category at The Game Awards 2022, which Judge won in record-breaking fashion.
While he still feels like there were a lot of mistakes he made while performing in the God of War series, Suljic said that having to re-record dialogue taught him a lot of lessons, and he hopes to have the chance to play Atreus again. He summed up the wisdom he gained from the experience, saying “I think one of the biggest lessons I’ve learned is to follow your gut; follow what … you really think is right, because at the end of the day, that’s usually the best decision.”
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