Tom Hiddleston Can't Stop Laughing During a Back Massage While Recording 'Early Man' (Exclusive)

ET has an exclusive look behind the scenes as Eddie Redmayne, Maisie Williams and Hiddleston lent their voices to the animated flick.

Tom Hiddleston may lend his voice to Early Man's villain, the bald and gold-toothed Lord Nooth, but that was only once he could stop giggling. The stop-motion animated movie centers on Dug the caveman (Eddie Redmayne), who attempts to beat Nooth in a soccer game and stop the lord from conquering prehistoric men -- and women, like Maisie William's Goona -- with the Bronze Age.

In this exclusive clip from Early Man's bonus features, Hiddleston reveals how tough it was not to crack while working in the recording studio with director Nick Park (who also voiced the massage-giving pet hog, Hognob).

"My first session with Nick, we did the massage scene," he says. "I actually couldn't get through the session -- and this is absolutely true – because he was making me laugh so much. I said, 'Nick, I'm terribly sorry, I'm going to have to go outside and have a word with myself, otherwise you're not going to get this down."


Early Man's bonus materials include an even more in-depth look at the making of the movie, with featurettes named "Before the Beginning of Time: Creating Early Man" and "Hanging at Aardman Studios," a tour behind the scenes of the workshop that made Chicken Run and Wallace & Gromit, as well as more with funnyman Park.

"In some ways, he's a kid and in some ways he's an incredibly sophisticated man," Redmayne explains in the above clip. "It's just such a riot to get to play with him. He allows you complete freedom to do whatever you want to do, whilst at the same time having absolute knowledge in his head of what he's looking for."

Early Man is available digitally now and on Blu-ray and DVD on May 22.


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