Tom Hardy: ‘I have a reputation for being difficult. And I am.’


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Thank God I wasn’t standing when I came across this Esquire UK cover, because the sight of Tom Hardy’s bearded, beautiful face made me weak at the knees. Literally. My body had a deeply visceral reaction to this cover. It feels like every so often, a dude comes around and like 90% of the ladies in the world are like “OH YES.” George Clooney was that guy in the 1990s. Then Russell Crowe was that guy for a few years. Then…I don’t know? Brad Pitt was that guy for a while. Clive Owen could have been that guy. And now Tom Hardy is that guy. Tom is starting the promotional work for Child 44 and Mad Max: Fury Road. And he gave a lengthy interview to Esquire UK – you can read the full piece here. Some highlights:

Working with Leo DiCaprio in The Revenant: “He’s a tough kid actually, Leo. Brilliant bloke, really supportive. I shamelessly don’t read scripts. But Leo called me up and said, ‘Dude, you have to check this out, I think it’s a brilliant piece and Alejandro’s a genius – will you read it?’ I was supposed to be doing Splinter Cell, so I was like, ‘I’m going to jump out of helicopters, mate. I want to go and play soldiers!’ and he said, ‘Just read it, you idiot!’ I was like ‘Mmm, all right’.” So he read it at least? “Half of it. Because Leo told me to do it.”

He calls his wife Charlotte Riley “Charlie Monkey:“She’s in London doing Monkey business. F–king right.”

Being encouraged by his teacher to go into drama school: “Yeah, but in this case it’s not like Billy Elliot or anything because I went to a nice school and I was given loads of f–king lifelines. What a f–king arse I must have been to my poor parents. ‘Oh, go on Tom, just take one…’ At the same time as accepting that I had a really good home environment, I went balls-out to f–k that up. I was committed.”

The nightmarish film shoot for Mad Max: “We were in the middle of nowhere, so far away from the studio system that [Warner Bros] can’t really see what’s going on, and just getting things to and from the set was a nightmare. We’d lose half a vehicle in sand and have to dig it out. It was just this unit in the middle of x-million square-kilometres of desert, and then this group of lunatics in leathers, like a really weird S&M party, or a Hell’s Angels convention. It was like Cirque du Soleil meets f–king Slipknot.”

Whether he’s difficult: “I have a reputation for being difficult. And I am. I am actually. But I’m not unreasonable. It used to be that if somebody hurt me I’d lash out a bit, in order to get them to stop. It ultimately comes from fear. If I cause enough of a mess, then people will never ask me again to do something I don’t want to do. But that sort of backfires after a while so you don’t want to do that. You grow up.”

[From Esquire UK]

Tom has nice things to say about most people he works with, but he was given the chance to directly contradict the rumor that he and Charlize Theron didn’t get along, and he didn’t really contradict it. But that’s when he started talking about his “difficult” reputation. And while Mad Max sounds like it’s probably going to be a visually stunning film, it also sounds like they wasted SO MUCH money making it. Oh well – I hope it’s a hit for Tom’s sake.

Photos courtesy of Esquire UK.

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  1. kri says:

    I love him.

    • Christo says:

      Yes, that black and white picture of him with his dog is EVERYTHING. I’ll make room in my bed for both mutts.

  2. Caitlin Bruce says:

    Not many people would admit there difficult he’s a very honest man. He’s not bad to look at either

    • Virgilia Coriolanus says:

      I like that he’s honest about it too….I remember him also saying that he’s very “needy”. I get that that can be wearing, but I’d rather have someone needy than be a total a-hole like some actors are.

    • lobbit says:

      Meh, men lose nothing in being difficult or admitting to it. Women, on the other hand…

      • Jenny says:

        Seriously, a woman would never get away with half the shit Hardy does….

      • FingerBinger says:

        If Madonna said the same thing she’d be getting reamed here.

      • Naddie says:

        Girl, you just read my mind. I was reading and imagining a woman saying all of this. He sounds like a jerk. An honest jerk, but still a jerk.

    • Dońt kill me i'm french says:

      He’s more than difficult.Ask to Paul Bettany and Bronson’s director ( Refn is not a saint but Bronson’s filming between Hardy and Him was as epic as the character)

      • Norman Bates' Mother says:

        I remember the Paul Bettany thing – it was the first thing I’ve ever read about Tom Hardy and it made it so much harder for me to like him. And it was not just a rumor – Hardy himself proudly told the story about beating him in an interview. It was years ago and I hope he’s really changed now but punching someone in the face, someone like Bettany who has a reputation of an absolute sweetheart to make it even less understandable, just because that person dared to criticize your line delivery, doesn’t really sound reasonable.

      • Kitten says:

        I need more details about how this fight went down. Google turns up nothing except this:

        Tom Hardy: Paul Bettany Fight

        Tom Hardy and his The Reckoning costar Vincent Cassel reminisced over a feud Tom had with fellow Brit actor, Paul Bettany, when Vincent interviewed him for French magazine, Premiere: VC: “Are you allowed to talk about under which circumstances we met and how that anecdote involves Paul Bettany during the filming of The Reckoning?” TH: “Go ahead! Don’t be afraid to incriminate me!” VC: “So, would you advise someone who’s shooting their first movie, to take a swing at the lead actor because he’s saying bad things about you?” TH: “I didn’t hit him, I slapped him. I didn’t want to leave a mark on his face.” VC: “Good thinking.” (laughs)

        It sounds like Paul was sh*t-talking and Tom slapped him?

        Not his finest moment sure, but I’m not sure that’s a reason to detest the guy.

      • Linn says:

        I think that’s a perfectly fine reason to detest sombody. The “I didn’t hit him, I slapped him” alone makes me dislike him. And the way he talked about it afterwards doesn’t help my view of him either.

        And saying bad things seemed like a pretty big field.

      • Norman Bates' Mother says:

        @Kitten – I read about it years and years ago but I remember it very well. Paul Bettany was a big deal back then and he played the lead in The Reckoning in 2003, while Hardy was a relatively unknown beginner in one of his first movies. He played a smaller part in that. They shared a scene and apparently Hardy was all method and Bettany found his acting too dramatic for the source material. He criticized him in front of a director and crew and asked him to tone it down. According to witnesses, Hardy went all angry and he might have JUST slapped him and maybe he didn’t try to leave a mark but he is strong and athletic and he slapped him with a great strength and make-up artists had to cover the red mark. Bettany didn’t talk about it and he didn’t press any charges because producers wanted to keep it quiet as it would hurt a movie, so it was just a rumor at first, but with that interview you mentioned, Hardy himself corroborated this story. I’m sure I also read another interview in the magazine, where interviewer asked him about it again and Hardy said something about not regretting it because he won’t let anyone talk shit about his work. It is never ok to slap your co-worker and in this case – Bettany as a lead had to carry this movie and take responsibility for its flop or bad reviews so he had a right to criticize him.

      • Kitten says:

        @Norman Bates Mother-That’s disappointing, but I still love The Bloke.

      • frisbeejada says:

        @ Norman Bates Mother, I seem to remember reading that an actor criticising another on set is considered highly unprofessional. It’s the Directors job to direct the actors and guide their performance, not their co-stars. I suspect Tom’s reaction was a result of his inexperience in a very pressurised environment. I’m not making excuses, slapping anyone is well out of order but it seems to me there may well have been other reasons for it besides bad temper.

      • Virgilia Coriolanus says:

        So during that fight, wouldn’t he have still been an addict? No excuse, but that would explain a lot.

    • Mispronounced Name Dropper says:

      If he was less eyesome he’d be getting burnt for being difficult.

  3. Aussie girl says:

    Love the dog pic.

  4. Lilacflowers says:

    The Bloke! The Bloke! The Bloke and a DOG! I want the dog. I know I’ll be shanked if I look at Sixer’s Bloke.

    • 'P'enny says:

      I’m looking at the Bloke too. Sixer has Cillian, can she have both? mmm

    • Sixer says:

      If I had to choose between The Bloke and Cillian, I’d pick The Bloke, so hands off, Pennster. But don’t worry, Lilac, I leave the shanking to Eve and I don’t think she likes him.

      I bet he’s high maintenance. I could spend forever and a day maintaining him.

      • **sighs** says:

        If you’re choosing the bloke then I am claiming rights to Cillian. Hmmmmm…Cillian…….*needs a lie down*

      • Sixer says:

        Only if FORCED to choose, would I choose! You can have Cillian when I’m busy maintaining The Bloke.

      • Lilacflowers says:

        We have settled the rights to Cillian in the past. Sixer claimed him but when she is busy with the Bloke; we are free to share him.

      • Sixer says:

        I’m nice like that!

      • 'P'enny says:

        well Lilac, your husband is back in London filming so I am taking care of him, special-penny style :-D #verybiggrin

        I can’t compete with Sixter’s elbows today, so I’ll stick the Hiddlesbum man-share

  5. doofus says:

    aw that pic of the pup running at the camera is cute.

    this guy always gives a good interview.

  6. Virgilia Coriolanus says:

    My ladyboner just appeared in full force. Gah.

    And I honestly can’t believe how talented Charlotte Riley is. She’s just flat out amazing. I’ve seen her in four different projects, and she’s had four different accents in each of them. I recently just saw her in “Peaky Blinders” (brilliant show, although I hate Grace in the second season–it was just SO contrived)…….although the last episode, her hair was downright tragic.

    • Franca says:

      I don’t find him hot at all. I just don’t see it. But he seems nice and he is talented.

      And I agree, Charlotte is amazing, although I don’t think being good at accents is the same as being a good actor.

  7. mia girl says:

    While I think Hardy is very good actor, it looks like I am in that 10% of women who are not into this guy. I guess there is something wrong with me…

    • 'P'enny says:

      watch Wuthering Heights and the Take.

    • mia girl says:

      ‘P’enny – Thanks for the recommendations.
      I haven’t seen the Take, but did watch Wuthering Heights, and yes, he was really good and I totally recognize how women find him magnetic and are super into him.

      Maybe I don’t care for him offscreen or something. Not sure, but for some reason, he just doesn’t ring my ladybell.

    • Hudson Girl says:

      I know what you mean. Still, for me it always comes down to the voice. His voice + accent combo is Delicious.

    • MonicaQ says:

      Don’t worry, right there in the 10% with you. I don’t get it but keep doin’ you Mr. Hardy!

    • sofia says:

      I’m part of those 10% too. You are not alone. I think he is an intense actor but I don’t feel the heat when actors come across as difficult. If she was a woman he would be called a diva. I don’t like that.

    • **sighs** says:

      Same here. A 10%er. He’s a great actor, but he does nothing for my lady parts.

    • Alyce says:

      I’m with you. I don’t get the appeal. He comes off as a bit of a prick.

    • Franca says:

      I don’t find him hot at all.

      • Anne tommy says:

        Doesn’t appeal. The others mentioned in the “90 percent group” never appealed in “that way” either, Clooney, Pitt, Owen…but I would still have a tussle with Russell.

      • Franca says:

        The others don’t appeal to me either. And yeah, Russell is the most attractive out of the bunch, but he still doesn’t do it for me, not even in his young days.

    • MtnRunner says:

      Me neither. But I enjoy his posts and the comments!

  8. meme says:

    It takes integrity to admit you’re a difficult person and he’s an actor (and a good one IMHO) with integrity. And he’s handsome until he takes his shirt off and you see all those hideous tats.

    • Micki says:

      I have an acquaintance who says the same things:he’s difficult and people can’t with him because he’s so honest and says straight what he thinks…bla.
      In his case it was a pre-excuse for bad manners and unwillingness to do a modicum for the others.It’s not about that you disagree with someone it’s about HOW you disagree (the slapping incident) I don’t read it as Hardy’s integrity but a twisted sort of exceptionalism.
      And his sex appeal helps him greatly to get it brushed over.Think about Christian Bale, who is simply “difficult” for shouting at others.

      • Dońt kill me i'm french says:

        But Bale never hit a colleague contrary to Hardy who is proud to say in interviews He hit Paul Bettany,Refn or Laboeuf
        In more Bale took responsability of his rant and his bad behaviour this day

      • Micki says:

        Thank you-that was indirectly my point. Bale got bashed regularly for having a “temper” although it was one accident (I think) But Hardy has got in conflict with more than one costar and still get a pass with some half-a$$ explanation about art and intensity as if he’s the only actor under the sun.Everybody else is a weirdo for being too method (Shia for example) but he- well he’s just a dificult actor.

  9. Kali says:

    Read the article.

    READ THE ARTICLE.

    READ THE ARTICLE!!!

    Seriously, it’s awesome. He seems like a fascinating guy but he would be very incredibly intense and full-on all the time. Am really really gutted about that Splinter Cell adaptation :( . However, if he wants to stick around the Tom Clancy side of things, I hope he listens to the dream castings for him being John Clark in “Without Remorse”.

    • Virgilia Coriolanus says:

      I wonder how he is in real life……. Like right now, due to the fact that “Lawless” is on Netflix (and I watch it at least once a month), I have this picture of him being like Forrest. Mainly because he was SOOOOOO sexy as the cardigan wearing moonshiner. Like ONLY Tom effing Hardy could make a man that was that brutal and violent into such a tender character. Him and Jason Clarke……yum.

      But he doesn’t seem to be an ass, and that’s mainly my concern with my favorite actors. I was so sad when I realized Kevin Spacey was a jackass.

      • Jenny says:

        He’s known for getting into fights with people on set, how does that not make him an ass? (even if said people like LaBeef and Inarritu deserved it).

      • Virgilia Coriolanus says:

        @Jenny
        He got into a fight with Shia LaBeouf on the set of “Lawless”–Shia was the one bragging about it, he seemed to brush it off, and it just seems like Shia was in his weird place…..I remember reading that Mia Wasikowska wasn’t a fan of Shia at all.

        Other than the “Lawless” fight……..what else has he been doing? EDIT: I see people bringing up Lainey’s blinds. Yea, I don’t take Lainey seriously. I like reading her sometimes, but she says a whole lot of nothing in a lot of words….. tell me something that ISN’T a blind item (which are shit).

      • Dońt kill me i'm french says:

        @Jenny: not only with Shia and Inarritu ( he’s reputed to be as painful as Fincher )but also Paul Bettany ( Hardy boasted to have hit Bettany in an old interview) and Bronson’s director( if you listen Hardy,it’s him who wrote,produced,directed and edited the movie and Refn is a s**t.Hardy hit him several times during the filming)
        There would be also a story with McG but I only heard it once

      • Artemis says:

        @VC

        Yeah, I would check Lainey out now if you want an update on that blind. It’s to be expected when you hang around Leo, he has a certain entourage and any man who has a partner should not be dealing with Leo and his posse. Lainey clearly has knowledgeable sources on this one but I do admit she had it wrong a few obvious times and in the past , she at least owned up to it. Now she ignores it.

  10. lobbit says:

    So much humblebrag in that first quote about Dicaprio and not reading scripts…

    • Jenny says:

      Yep. *eye roll*

    • sofia says:

      I think he is a great actor but that doesn’t sound very professional right? Isn’t that disrespectful for the guys who write scripts? It doesn’t matter for him? :/

  11. OSTONE says:

    So he punched Alejandro then, according to Lainey’s blind. I think he is the hottest clean shaven.

    • Dońt kill me i'm french says:

      I can believe he hit Innaritu .(he has the same painful reputation than Fincher.) Jardy hit Bronson’s director Refn

  12. Jenny says:

    I can’t believe how many people fall his schtick. He sounds like a douchebag, but because he admits it apparently that makes it fine?

    • FingerBinger says:

      I think he probably is a douchebag ,but I like him as an actor.

      • Jenny says:

        And that’s totally fine, but all these comments swooning over him for being so intense and honest, make me want to vomit…

    • sofia says:

      THIS ^^^

    • springingforward says:

      With you. He admits to being difficult and hitting others who don’t agree with him, so it is alright? He looks cute with a puppy?
      Please. I like my men all grown up, thank you.

    • Isabelle says:

      Not fine but more acceptable…nothing worse than someone pretending to be good, not honest about being a doucebag. There is some appeal to someone being honest & admits it. Honesty goes far, dishonesty is IMO is what is revolting.

  13. frisbeejada says:

    Seems like a good bloke, likes dogs, that’ll do me.

  14. Wren33 says:

    He seems like someone who is fascinating to read about, would be amazing to have a fling with, but man, I would not want to be in a serious relationship with. I have had intense boyfriends before, and being self-aware of your neediness and issues doesn’t always mean that they aren’t still there in full-force. But, he is hot.

  15. Erinn says:

    He’s majorly grown on me. And the dog photo, and the “Charlie Monkey” thing are just super adorable.

    And being difficult – to me at least – is perfectly acceptable if you’re not an asshole, and the difficulty is based on putting out work you’re proud of. One of my best friends is the lead designer with our company. He’s difficult as hell with the account managers, but not rude. He knows what is going to look good, and what isn’t. He’ll relent if a customer is dead set on it, but he’ll try to push them in a better direction first, every time. And it’s for the best – it’s not just out of arrogance, or to be a pain in the butt, it’s to get a product out the door that you’re proud of, and want your name attached to.

    And I assume it’s the same with actors. Actors that are difficult – but otherwise good to all the staff working hard on the project from the wardrobe people, to the camera crew are great in my book. If they want to be reasonably difficult with costars who aren’t pulling their weight, or directors that are on an ego trip – power to them.

    I know I can get up in arms when I feel like I’m not getting a fair shake at something, or if someone is being condescending or rude towards me – but I still try to be professional because at the end of the day, you don’t want to be completely overcome with emotion – especially with things that don’t matter much in the long run. But it’s hard NOT to be difficult at times. But at the end of the day, if you’re consistent, you’re doing your best, and you’re not being spiteful – difficult really isn’t that bad. Especially when you’re aware of it.

    • sofia says:

      Defending the integrity of your work and saying no when everyone is saying yes can come across as being difficult but in this case it seems he really has a temper. That’s not professional at all. When Christian Bale had that really ugly moment, even if he had reasons to argue, totally lost his side of the situation. What I’m saying is that just because you’re good it doesn’t mean you can have a pass just because you’re defending your integrity.

  16. Kitten says:

    God, he is SO. HOT.

    I have The Drop at home…can’t believe I still haven’t watched it.

    • Virgilia Coriolanus says:

      Kitten, I find myself in need of smelling salts because of that beard.

      And lol–I remember when the pics came out from The Drop–when he was cuddling with that puppy….I remember because I was in class, looking at CB, and nearly fainted when I saw him with that puppy.

    • Kitten says:

      I want to watch it RIGHTNOW!

      Ugh, stupid job ruins everything all the time.

      • Marty says:

        He’s really good in it Kitten, although I thought the movie overall was just ok. Plus, PUPPY! I’m patiently waiting for my hot guy + cat movie.

        Sidenote, Tom looks amazing with facial hair.

      • Kitten says:

        My brother and his GF saw it at the Boston Independent Film Festival and they loved it! Can’t wait :)

  17. Jenns says:

    So he was the actor who punched the directed in that Lainey blind, right?

    • Isabelle says:

      Sounds like the director somewhat deserved it. Think it would be funny if it was actually Leo. tom does say he’s tough.

  18. sills says:

    He was a favorite guess for a recent blind item about a “fracas” between an actor and a director on a demanding film shoot. Supposedly the director was in full-on meltdown mode, screaming and shouting, and the actor flat out cold-cocked him. (Guess was him and Alejandro González Iñárritu on “The Revenant.”)

    Don’t know if that’s true, even if it was I’m afraid to admit that YES I WOULD.

  19. Abigail says:

    I hope the Lainey blind is not true. It’s not manly or admirable in any sense to punch someone out. And the first paragraph seems full of humble brag–if everyone he deigns to work with is a “genius,” then so is he. Don’t like the guy.

  20. Katie says:

    Men are allowed to be difficult. And sadly, I read “needy” as controlling in a relationship.

    • Dońt kill me i'm french says:

      I guess Hardy can’t live alone and not being the center of attention ( it’s my definition of “needy”)

  21. Crumpet says:

    Hahaha! Love the photo with the smiling doggie!

  22. Friday says:

    Leo is also famous for not reading scripts. The future of the film industry is in the hands of actors who are proud to not read. As someone who works in the business, I can tell you how frustrating it is for an agent or manager (or producer) to have an amazing or ground breaking script but be unable to get an a-list actor to read it because all they care about is how high profile the project is (famous director, co-stars, budget). “Locke” was an exception, because Hardy was friends with the directors.
    If Jake Gyllenhall had that attitude, then he never would have made NIGHTCRAWLER. And you can add to that list any movie that really challenged an actor with a superbly crafted script that couldn’t have been conveyed in a 5 minute pitch, or bedazzled with a big name director already attached.
    That’s why so many a-listers make bad movies that probably sounded like good ideas at the pitch meeting. Some of these movies are green-lit into production (with HUGE budgets) without even having a final draft of a script… and then the movies usually bomb.
    Yes, actors are busy, but some read, read read… ravenously looking for a writer and a script that jump out at them for their quality and originality.

    • Jenny says:

      Actors aren’t even busy. They’re always talking about how boring it is on sets, you’re just sitting around for hours and hours waiting for the 10 minutes you can shoot something. You can read a script in less than an hour. People suck.

  23. shizwhat says:

    I love Tom. I started noticing him in movies and would always think “hey, wait, is that that guy with the lips?” And the more I noticed him and saw how well he “hid” inside his characters that’s when I noticed that he was also good looking… probably because that was around the time he grew a beard. He’s not my usual type but he’s got some serious man cred. in my eyes.

  24. 'P'enny says:

    Couldn’t imagine the fanbase’s reaction if Tom Hardy punched Bendy or Hiddles, which probably would happen if they larked about too much, and spouted Shakespeare all the time. It would be like drowning the otter and kicking the puppy. The outcry, the RSPCA will be called.

    • frisbeejada says:

      be fun though wouldn’t it…

    • Lilacflowers says:

      Hiddleston managed to dislocate Chris Hemsworth’s finger in a friendly wrestling match prior to the Los Angeles premier of TDW, so, after the initial shock had worn off, he probably could defend himself if the assault continued.

      • 'P'enny says:

        Hiddles did some moaning though, all in goof fun, when Chris caught him on the nose and gave him a big nose bleed. :-) To be honest, Tom being an ex-rugby player at School and sprightly on his feet wouldn’t be a push over.

  25. nora says:

    I wait especially ” Child 44″ because the book was captivating

    • Dońt kill me i'm french says:

      Child 44 releases in France in 2 weeks and there is no promotion ( really).i am worried for the movie because I liked the first book ( except the fast end)

  26. Marty says:

    Lainey also dropped some conformation hints about that cheating blind she had about him. Unfortunately as much as I like Tom, I see that as being true too.

    • frisbeejada says:

      How many actors out there can keep it in their trousers – really? They are miles away from home, on set for hours at a time. They can look and act like stunted imbeciles and some women will still hurl themselves at them constantly. On top of that they have the emotional level of “intelligent toddlers” (courtesy of British actress Miriam Margoleys’s therapist), huge ego’s that need feeding and a show-off streak that makes them get up and perform in front of audiences in a way that a lot of people would run like hell from. Lovely to look at, even nice to pin a romantic day-dream onto but in reality probably best avoided.

      • Marty says:

        Yep, there’s a lot of truth to what you said. Even some of the most iconic, and long lasting relationships in Hollywood started with infidelity.

    • Indira says:

      There’s a twitpic with tattoos. I mean it could be doctored but….really?

    • Cee says:

      Yeah, look at her second Tom Hardy Post. He was photographed in a hot tub (jacuzzi?) with Leo and 2 girls. I guess these two won’t get another invite.

      If I were his wife, I would be furious. But hey – maybe they have some sort of agreement. What I’ll never understand is why they even get married in the first place. If you can’t resist models and hot women throwing themselves at you, at least be single if you wanna get some.

      • Angie says:

        The other guy in the picture looks like Paul Anderson, he has worked with Tom on Legend and also has a small part in The Revenant. That was the “verdit” so-to-speak when the picture first surfaced on Twitter and Tumblr. At first glance, the picture doesn’t look good but I want to believe that he looks pretty uncomfortable. There is also a fair amount of distance between him and the blonde so I want to believe that there is nothing more to this picture :::delusional thinking:::: hahaha. That is me trying to convince myself that he is not the typical horndog actor.

      • Cee says:

        @Angie – Whatever happened, the photo doesn’t look good. I don’t agree that there is distance between TH and the blonde. They look pretty close together. And notice how each woman is paired with a guy? Yeah, it doesn’t look harmless.

        I’m not saying SOMETHING happened, just… be more careful next time. The Bloke might be getting sloppy and this time around he actually has a wife. Even if nothing happened, I bet this photo would not make her happy (if she ever sees it!)

      • Marty says:

        The reason I tend to believe it is because Tom does have a history of cheating. He cheated on his first wife, although I think that a lot of that was drug related, and he cheated on the mother of his child with his current wife, Charlotte. So unfortunately his has a bad history with that kind of stuff.

      • Artemis says:

        @Marty

        Yup, he even admitted his relationship bleed into each other. It’s not drug related as he’s been clean for years now. It’s a personality thing, he is a cheater.

        @Angie

        No, the picture was taken at Leo’s house according to the person who tweeted it and clearly states it was Tom Hardy. Secondly, somebody mentioned that he seemed ‘uncomfortable’ but the tweeter (?) said he was very comfortable. This is somebody from the inside, he cheatin’!

      • Angie says:

        @ Artemis
        I just said that the other guy in the hot tub wasn’t Leo – nothing about the pic not being taken at Leo’s house. It looks like it was. I also have no idea how this lady got a hold of that picture – if you look at her Twitter and Tumblr – she is a major Leo fan, among others. All she posts are paparazzi pictures and I doubt the paparazzi were creeping around Leo’s hot tub – so yeah this picture was definitely leaked by someone on the inside – which is odd because Leo’s circle is incredibly tight.

        There probably is something sketchy about this whole thing and the rumours surrounding his past relationships do not help. I also would like to know where he has said that his past relationships “bleed into each other”? I am only asking because I have only heard Lainey say this but have not been able to find the interview where he says this and I have read my fair share of TH interviews. I am just curious- that’s all! I have read interviews where he has said that him and his ex-girlfriend were broken up when she found out she was pregnant and they got back together a few months before their son was born and that he is needy and difficult (shocking!) to be with.

        @Cee and Marty
        I was just trying to come up with stuff that would convince me that there was nothing more to the picture because I quite like the Bloke and pretty excited about Mad Max and his other upcoming films. Like when I’m watching Mad Max – all I’ll see is a cheating Bloke – the one who hangs out in hot tubs (Ew) with women who aren’t his wife and who hangs out with Leo and his gross entourage who have major case of Peter Pan syndrome.

      • Cee says:

        @Angie – We all project things on actors/ess we admire, and when the cracks begin to be noticed, we do not like it (which seems to be Cumbers problem of late).

        He is, after all, an actor. We don’t get to see his true self, only what he chooses to show or imitate. I think he is an amazing actor and might probably be the next Gary Oldman. I look forward to Mad Max and Child 44 and if he is a cheater (and I’m convinced that he is), that’s on him and his wife, however many agreements they might (or not) have. These type of people (actors, musicians,etc) spend most of their time abroad and away from home. Cheating happens – and having friends like Leo doesn’t help LOL

  27. Asiyah says:

    “I have a reputation for being difficult. And I am. I am actually. But I’m not unreasonable. It used to be that if somebody hurt me I’d lash out a bit, in order to get them to stop. It ultimately comes from fear. If I cause enough of a mess, then people will never ask me again to do something I don’t want to do. But that sort of backfires after a while so you don’t want to do that. You grow up.”

    Me 100%. Except I’m not a man so difficult is not the word used to describe me.

  28. Tara says:

    It annoys me that douchebag actors get away with being difficult because people think they are so cool. If he was an actress he would never get away with being difficult and still loved with people gushing over him. If Charlize Theron or some other actress openly admitted to being difficult and said some of the nonsense he’s saying in these quotes, the responses would be very different. He’s an arrogant jerk. Let’s call it what it is.

    • Grumf says:

      Yup.

    • Kitten says:

      Not from me. I defend Charlize a lot and I defend Tom a lot.
      I defend actors that I like, regardless of gender.

      It’s actually not that unusual on a celebrity gossip site, to see people defending actors they like.
      It’s pretty common, come to think of it.

      Also, I don’t think admitting to being difficult is as terrible as some people seem to think. I actually admitted to my boyfriend the other night that I can be difficult. I guess that makes me an “arrogant jerk”.

      • Dońt kill me i'm french says:

        Do you hit your boyfriend sometimes?
        The problem is not to be difficult( painful) or temperal or it didn’t work between Theron and him . the problem is that Hardy punches/hit some peoples at work not once …it happened several times and apparently it continues.

  29. seesittellsit says:

    Actually his smoky voice is what does me in. He looks good but so do lots of other. But oh that naughty naughty voice!

  30. mootwo says:

    love the photo with the happy dog. :-)

  31. MAC says:

    I wonder if he was actually acting in Lawless or if that was a lot of him coming into the character.
    I do not get anyone condoning violence. Work is not a boxing ring (that may be overstated but I am just trying to make a point). Take an anger management course don’t use the old excuses like I am hard to work with.

    To me hard to work with doesn’t mean violence towards co workers. Even if he was made fun of by another actor he is responsible for his own response.

    Who cares what he looks like when he acts like that.

  32. amberj says:

    Oh gawd. He so is cheating! He regularly cheated during the filming of Legend. No wonder his engagement with Charlotte was on-off-on-off-on. Where do I sign up for a turn?!

    Lainey LOVES Tom. No way would she write sh**ey blinds about him unless she 100% believed them.

    • Dońt kill me i'm french says:

      Lainey loved Dicaprio until Great Gasby’s Cannes and suddenly what everyone said for some years ” Leo is a douche with the women.Leo is bisexual”…Lainey agreed .What happened?
      Lainey loved Johnny Depp and one year 1/2 ago,she started to bash him .What happened?

      The one reason why I believe Lainey blinds on Hardy is because he cheated before ( it’s how he met Charlotte ,the rumors on Noomi Rapace and his flirty behaviour on TDKR filming) and it would not be the first time he punches someone on a set ( Betthany,Laboeuf’s,Refn and maybe McG)
      My guess is that he has an open marriage with Charlotte because they often aren’t together ( she works in England,he works much in USA or Africa)

  33. the other Kate says:

    I honestly didn’t care for him much, until I watched “Peaky Blinders”. He is amazing in it.

  34. amberj says:

    P-nut >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Leo

  35. Phoebe says:

    I prefer my Tom Hardy clean shaven so as not to cover his best feature: THE LIPS. When I first saw him in Inception that’s all I could look at, and Leo has been my number one for 20 years, so that’s saying something!

    LIPS.

  36. “difficult”….hmm…

    You know what else is difficult? Un-doing a tie and unbuttoning a while dress shirt with your teeth.

    Slowly.

    But I’m totally willing to give it a go, just..you know….FYI.

    Plus, I have dog treats at my house.