Brett Goldstein is best known for his Emmy Award-winning performance on Apple TV+ Ted Lassobut recently the actor appeared in a surprise role in Thor: Love and Thundera role the actor said he had to keep very secret.
For those unaware, Goldstein appears in the very last post-credits scene of Thor: Love and Thunder as Hercules, son of Russell Crowe’s Zeus. In the scene, Zeus – who survived a thunderbolt through the chest from Thor – can be seen being nursed while apparently sending his son out to track down and kill the Thunder God.
Speaking to Variety by Ted Lasso Emmy FYC event at the Maybourne in Beverly Hills, California, Goldstein recalled that he was initially fitted for the Hercules outfit and marveled at how “perfect” everything was. “I’ve never had anything that fits me so well,” Goldstein said. “The shoes! I’ll tell you about the shoes. I got weird big feet, but the shoes were perfect. I put them on and they were perfect from the start. They fit me perfectly.”
Goldstein’s Ted Lasso Co-star Hannah Waddingham also spoke about the casting, revealing that although Goldstein initially kept things under wraps, he asked her for help deciding whether or not to take the part, something Waddingham said was a no-brainer for her.
“He said to me, ‘I’ve been offered this thing and was wondering if I should take it?'” Waddingham said. “I said, ‘Are you mental? Having a moment?’ He said, ‘Why?’ I said, ‘Do you seriously think you might not play Hercules for three seconds?’