This is my New Year’s Eve gift to all of you: let’s end our year with some BLOKE. Tom Hardy, in character for Mad Max: Fury Road, covers the new issue of Empire. There are two covers, but the body shot looks like a GD cartoon. The close-up of his face though… my goodness. I could stare at his face for hours. He’s such a beautiful man. Half-pretty, half-blokey.
Empire didn’t have any new quotes from Hardy that I’ve seen, but they did speak to George Miller about this franchise reboot. Miller told Empire:
“When I first met Mel Gibson there was a quality about him, on the one hand you wanted to get to really know him, he’s very lovable, on the other hand there was an element of danger and unpredictability. ‘There is that quality, that paradoxical thing that gives these actors charisma. It’s always the paradox. ‘The moment I saw Tom and engaged with him, he felt very much like that as an actor. It felt to me like Mel did all those years ago.”
I’m not sure if that’s a compliment these days. Sure, twenty years ago Mel Gibson was a huge star and actors wanted to be compared to him. These days? Not so much. For what it’s worth, I think Tom is a much better actor than Mel Gibson ever was, although Mel probably had more range as an average-to-decent actor.
Oh, and here’s the description of Mad Max: Fury Road…
Haunted by his turbulent past, Mad Max believes the best way to survive is to wander alone. Nevertheless, he becomes swept up with a group fleeing across the Wasteland in a War Rig driven by an elite Imperator, Furiosa. They are escaping a Citadel tyrannized by the Immortan Joe, from whom something irreplaceable has been taken. Enraged, the Warlord marshals all his gangs and pursues the rebels ruthlessly in the high-octane Road War that follows.
Wait, what? Inperator? Immortan? Obviously, I’ve never seen the original films but still… what?!?!
Here’s the trailer again:
Photos courtesy of Empire.
Kaiser, how have you never see Mad Max?!?! RUN to Netflix right now and watch it!! It’s an iconic movie!
*stares mindlessly at the Bloke for an hour*
Dessert Hardy! Thanks Kaiser!
Have you seen Locke yet?
No, not yet. Good?
Yes–to me it was.
Conceptually, I thought it was really interesting and Hardy was amazing as usual.
It’s just him in a car talking on the phone for the entire movie.
If you have Amazon Prime you can watch it.
Thanks o’kitt. Happy New year!
Yes Kitten! He is such a good actor. When you hear what Locke is about, it shouldn’t work, but it does because the acting is so top notch.
I can’t wait for his TV series to come out, I’m so glad that FX secured the US distribution rights.
Locke is a very good movie. I don’t know about that accent he has in it. It’s supposed to be a welsh accent,but it just sounds so strange.
One of the best films of 2014 and it is just Hardy sitting in a car.
why yes, yes i would.
This movie is in post production and editing room since 3 years.
Well happy New year to us all!
THANK. YOU. Kaiser!
Although they ‘shopped him to look LESS sexy on the Empire cover, which is weird.
I’m so psyched for this movie.
Wow. His face is just…wow.
“Wow” is right!
I first saw him in Inception, and I could not look away from his mouth. He is just so sexy in such a unique way. Daaaaaamn!
I got The Bloke for Christmas, dontchaknow. Mr Sixer doesn’t know. I hid him in the garden shed. I do lots of gardening, so it suits all round.
Can you send the sixlets back to the shed with a couple blankets and extra pillows?
(when The Bloke and I are decent, of course)
We’re a bit chilly.
Your gardening sounds like a lot more fun than mine.
Kitten! How did you find my shed? It’s hidden under… oh, I’m not saying. Just in case you don’t actually know.
GNAT – come round. I’m happy to share (even with Kitten).
So happy that you are enjoying The Bloke over the holidays. One of my dearest friends discovered Peaky Blinders the other night and she’s binging on Cillian.
I’ve been promised Cillian for twelfth night!
We’ll get him back to you by then. Can’t guarantee what condition he’ll be in but have him for twelfth night you will.
I hate that they are rebooting Mad Max. I don’t understand why they can’t leave classic movies alone, I feel like this one’s going to tank in the box office like Total Recall did.
It’s not a reboot though.
It’s the same director (George Miller) doing a fourth movie in the Mad Max series that he created.
Thank you for the gift! Very thoughtful of you. I could easily stare at his face for an hour or more. I loved the original movies so I was skeptical of a reboot but the trailer looks great. I will go and see it just for Tom.
I so would.
I thought it was Ellen Degeneres at first.
this is the best New Year present ever!! ohmygawd, he is so amazing. Sighhhhhhh. 2015 needs to be The Year of The Hardy.
Stare @ his beautiful face while he recites anything with that voice.
Is it me, or is it hot in here? *whew* Thanks, Kaiser, and Happy New Year to all at Celebitchy!
I’m going to have to get that magazine and not just because of the Band of Brothers alumnus Hardy.
Tom Hardy should be the next 007!
O yes….please! He’s perfect for the role!
Hardy means HOT (and cute and handsome and pure talent and geeky…)!