Just found an extremely interesting interview with Tom Holland, Mr. Hardy’s 16 year-old co-star in the upcoming thriller “Locke”.Q: Since filming The Impossible, you’ve stayed extremely busy. I see you’re working with Tom Hardy on Locke, the movie from Eastern Promises writer Steven Knight…
Tom Hardy’s playing Max. What was he like to work with?
He’s fantastic. He’s made Max his own. I look up to him because he’ll always do something unexpected during a take. You have to admire the physical lengths he goes to for these roles – you never know; if the right role came along I might bulk up like Bane, too.
- Nicholas Hoult on working with Tom
And there he was - gorgeous, of course, but actually sort of small. In Inception he seemed like the type to be big and beefy, but he’s probably 5’9 at most. I think that if I wore my highest pair of heels I would be about his height (I’m 5’5) so that was a bit of a surprise to me. Also, he was very thin and lithe through the torso. Somehow I imagined him to be wider, and not necessarily in a ‘fat’ sense, but just wider bone-structure-wise. But no, he’s quite a petite man, which is actually kind of awesome because I don’t like muscular, beefy guys anyway.
It’s hard to describe him in words to someone who has not seen him in person, but he was almost like a doll. His make-up made his skin look like a dimensionless porcelain mask, and all that you could see were his large, red lips. His proportions were so different from what I’d imagined after seeing him in Inception that it was a bit of a mindfuck. The funny thing about him is that he walks like a douche. I think that had I not read his interviews in which he spoke about his social anxiety and inability to be ‘one of the guys’ , I’d have written him off as a douche. Once again, it’s one of those things that are hard to put into words, but he swaggers in a very gangster-like way that somehow seems out-of-character, even though I don’t know him at all.
On the other hand? He’s such a wonderful human being. During the entire fourteen-hour day he was all smiles and hugs. He was very friendly with everyone on set, and I’d constantly see him hugging some random crew member and grinning from ear-to-ear. I think if I could describe him in one word, it would be contradiction. It almost seemed like he was putting on a macho front with his ridiculous walk just to compensate for how elegant and petite he is. What a shame; he’s so exquisitely beautiful without it.
Unsurprisingly, as soon as the camera would start rolling and he’d snap into character - suave and sleek, and it suited him so much better than the odd hunched-over-I’ve-got-a-knife-in-my-pocket swagger that he did around set. Also, I really feel bad for the guy regarding all the shit his gets for his teeth. Now, admittedly I’m a bit of a tooth-snob, and I instantly find people with evident tooth deformities less attractive (which is why I am not as big of a Tom Hardy fan as I am a Misha Collins fan xD), but honestly, his teeth look fine in person. One of the things I’ve learned after working on a couple of sets is that flaws are magnified and exaggerated by the camera tenfold. Tom’s teeth are not in the least bit off-putting in person, Ashley Tislade has a perfectly nice nose, and Reese Witherspoon’s chin wouldn’t even merit a second-look if you walked past her in the street.
So, in short, Tom Hardy was a beautiful person inside and out. He is definitely more attractive to me now that my illusion of him as a manly-man has been dispelled.
Source: perpetuus @ livejournal
I’m going to tell my story of when I met Tom Hardy on the 17th of November in London for the Blag Magazine signing. I’m telling this story with the intention of letting his fans and other people know what an amazing human being he is. To fully understand the story, I should let you know that I have been diagnosed with terminal cancer with less than a year to live. I’ve had many surgeries to remove the tumors and bad tissue, but it wasn’t enough. This to explain that what Tom Hardy did was beyond my beliefs and dreams and makes him one of the most beautiful people I’ve ever had the pleasure to meet. I’m so grateful for having had the chance to get to meet him and it made me believe that anything can happen to anyone. Because I never thought this could happen to little ol’ me who lives in this small country he would probably never visit. That’s why I would love to share my experience to, maybe, give hope to others. But most of all to let you know that Tom Hardy is awesome in every possible way.
Would you could you on a train?
Would you could you bang young Bane?
I would and could on a train. Yes I will bang young bane
Yes I would, I’d bang young Bane. I would bang him on a train, I would bang him on a plane. I would bang him with no hair, I would bang him anywhere.
He could bang me in my box, what a fox, wearing socks! I would let him put his dick - why - anywhere a dick could stick!
He could put it in my butt. Then, with pride I would strut. Yes! I said it. In my rear. You would too. Stop lying, dear.
I bet way back in the day when he said “dude, take my picture on this train” he never quite imagined it would turn into a children’s book about anal sex.
i can’t even anymore. oh my God.
this is glorious
Wow, dis poetry
Tumblr, I already love you, but the fact that you love Tom makes me explode with joy. I can’t get over the fact that this was reblogged by Teen Wolf fans I follow. Obviously, everybody loves Tommy.
Tom Hardy is unbelievable in Stuart: A Life Backwards, its such a beautiful film. He plays a homeless schizophrenic and is incredible – he physically becomes the different characters in his psychosis. I really admire actors who can take themselves to that place, and aren’t afraid.
Kelly Osbourne thinks Tom Hardy as Bronson is very sexy (photo with ANOTHER Kelly who obviously agrees… *g*):
Who do you think is most sexy, at the moment?
This will seem a bit crazy, but for me it’s Tom Hardy as Charles Bronson. I think he’s great with his shaved head and the moustache.
He’s got to be pound for pound one of the greatest dudes to walk around. He’s in a group of four or five men who’s the future of the business. He’s never going to show up just to do something, he’s always going to try. The biggest thing I learned from Hardy is that he does try things that doesn’t work and he doesn’t give a shit. He will find what he wants, above and beyond everyone else’s opinion of it. He’s very confident.
That’s why as an actor you cant ever think about what others think of your choices. Your choices excite you for a reason. There’s no playing it safe.
The film, like the book, plays with the mythology of the seemingly invincible outlaw, in this instance Forrest Bondurant, the middle brother, who, as the violence around him escalates, somehow survives against the odds to fight again.
“It’s not so much a true story as a true myth,” says Cave.“Forrest is a bit like Ned Kelly: he just keeps on coming back.”
Hardy plays Forrest as a kind of taciturn patriarch, all grunts and sighs and very few words, someone who is passive in all respects apart from one – his capacity for brutal vengeance.
“Tom really interpreted the character in such a different way than what was on the page,” says Cave.
“It confounded John to begin with, but he really created something interesting. I was totally impressed by his unique way of thinking. At one point, he said to me: ‘I just want to play it like an old lesbian.’ That blew me away.
He saw the role as being essentially maternal, so when Maggie comes in, there’s a tension in the family. It was a lesson for me in how far an actor can go in interpreting a role.”
- Nick Cave talking about Tom Hardy. The upside of Tom not doing any interviews is all these comments from other people about him. :)
At Cannes, people were comparing Tom Hardy to Marlon Brando and he seemed slightly embarrassed. What did you make of the comparison?
It is actually really embarrassing when those comparisons start to come forward. I think Tom will always be plagued by that. But I actually hope he’s not the next Marlon Brando, because even though Brando was brilliant, he had a troubled life and I’m hoping that Tom won’t. He has a beautiful fiancee and they’re really happy together. He’s able to play these troubled characters now and have a stable life.
- Jessica Chastain about Tom Hardy (x)