Tom Hiddleston Spent His First Big Paycheck On a Peugeot 106 He Tragically Lost

by Jeremy Spirogis
Actor Tom Hiddleston visits Build Series to discuss his Broadway debut at "Betrayal" at Build Studio

It’s no shock to listen to that one of the crucial widespread purchases for film stars after they get that first paycheck is a brand new automobile. For Tom Hiddleston, that ceremony of passage wasn’t missed. The Avengers: Endgame star has a internet value over $20 million now, however issues had been somewhat totally different for the actor when he was first beginning out.

Hiddleston spent his first huge paycheck on a Peugeot 106 1.1 after he starred within the HBO BBC movie, Conspiracy, in 2001. The budget-friendly and low-maintenance sedan was a worthy sidekick to Hiddleston for 10 years, nevertheless it met an early demise when Hiddleston left it within the U.Ok. to shoot Thor in 2011. How precisely did that occur? Let’s have a look.

Tom Hiddleston’s profession has been booming

The 39-year-old English actor is finest identified for his function as Loki within the Marvel Cinematic Universe. First showing in Thor in 2011, Loki has since caught round as part of six MCU motion pictures since. Hiddleston may also have the starring function within the upcoming Disney+ tv sequence Loki, airing someday in 2021. 

But earlier than the MCU took everybody, together with Hiddleston, by storm, Hiddleston discovered his area of interest within the theater. Starring in quite a lot of West End productions in London, Hiddleston was on stage every night time beside the likes of Ewan McGregor and Kenneth Branagh. He did voiceover work for the BBC in addition to narrations for audiobooks. He has quite a lot of British TV credit from earlier than his time in Marvel’s The Avengers as effectively. But what everyone knows and love him as will at all times be Loki.

Tom Hiddleston’s first huge buy met a tragic finish

Actor Tom Hiddleston visits Build Series to discuss his Broadway debut at "Betrayal" at Build Studio
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In 2001, Tom Hiddleston exchanged his first huge paycheck as an actor for a Peugeot 106 1.1. This little automobile is a French staple. The three-door hatchback had a 1.1-liter engine getting solely 60 horsepower. Classified as a “supermini,” the Peugeot 106 takes 14.6 seconds to speed up from 0-60 mph. Definitely not your ordinary celebrity-worthy automobile, however Hiddleston had a methods to go earlier than turning into an actual movie star.

Hiddleston advised Bustle in 2016 that he had the Peugeot 106 1.1 for 10 years and that he drove it all over the place he went, together with throughout France and Spain. This was the automobile he drove to get to these early theater and TV gigs, and he loved the practicality of it very a lot. The draw back, nevertheless, got here when the automobile met the top of the street. Hiddleston went on to say that the automobile ended up getting stolen.

“When I went to America for Thor I left it with my sister, whose boyfriend lived on Blackhorse Road [in north London]. I don’t suppose it lasted very lengthy… [the car] was sadly stolen and has now been impounded as a result of it was wrecked by some joy-riders in London.”

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What is the MCU star driving now?

In the identical interview with Bustle, Hiddleston revealed that he had lately picked up a partnership with Jaguar and has since been driving a Jaguar F-Type. When requested if he favored it greater than the previous Peugeot, Hiddleston mentioned, “I used to think I wasn’t into that sort of thing until [the Jaguar] was in my possession… It’s huge fun to drive.”

Some folks suppose {that a} Jaguar F-Type seems to be like the right automobile for a villain to drive, and it’s just about the kind of automobile we’d all anticipate Loki to personal. But in comparison with the Peugeot, which reveals Hiddleston’s true roots, it’s comically totally different. And with the 2021 mannequin beginning out at $60,000, it’s simply a way more worthwhile funding. Let’s hope that it might final so long as his final automobile however will hopefully not have as miserable an endgame. 

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