Tom Hiddleston: Shirtless for "Thor" Screen Test - Watch Here!

Posted Thursday January 30, 2014 2:28 AM GMT

Getting intense and going shirtless in a brand new video, Tom Hiddleston showed off his ripped physique in the "Thor" screen test.

Before reading the role, and blowing our minds as the tragically villainous Loki, the 32-year-old originally sought after the lead as the god of thunder himself.

In an interview with The Guardian, Tom said, "Every English-speaking actor over 6 foot was being seen for the part," adding, "I got down to the final few, which also included Chris’ younger brother Liam Hemsworth, Alexander Skarsgard, and Charlie Hunnam."

Packing on the muscle for the iconic role of Thor, Hiddleston gained 20 pounds for the screen test, which eventually led to his landing the role for Loki. Watch the video here!