Tom Hardy Says His Romcom Days Are Firmly Behind Him


Whether it’s fighting prison guards butt naked in Bronson or engaging in a phone conversation for an entire 90 minutes in Stephen Knight’s atypical thriller, Locke, it’s fair to say that Tom Hardy’s acting resume is as diverse as they come. However, looking to the future, it seems as though the British actor’s time in the romantic comedy genre are irrefutably over.

After his role in McG’s critically-derided This Means War — which pitted Hardy against fellow spy Chris Pine for the attention of Reese Witherspoon…yes, really —  it appears his involvement in the 2012 flop was his first and last flirtation with the romcom in general.

Speaking with USA Today, the versatile actor spoke candidly about his mindset going forward:

“I love to do things I hadn’t done before,” said Hardy, before describing his experience making “This Means War.” “I didn’t understand how you could do something which is so much fun and be so miserable doing it. I probably won’t do a romantic comedy again, do you know what I mean?”

In truth, it’s hard to fault the actor for making such a decision. And though this statement doesn’t openly rule out Hardy’s involvement in any future dramas that air towards the soppy side, it’s refreshing to hear that the star will focus on other roles that are, in reality, more worthy of his attention. Such roles include next year’s explosive Mad Max: Fury Road along with his involvement in Child 44.

Tom Hardy’s next role is in Michael B. Roskam’s thriller The Drop alongside Noomi Rapace, which is due to release today, September 12th. For more on the actor, be sure to check out our exclusive interview with him.

Source: USA Today