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News movies & tv series 10 July 2024, 02:54

„I F**ked A Lot of People Off.” Preparations for This 2011 Movie Were Too Much for Tom Hardy, and He Began Lashing Out at Others

Tom Hardy didn't slack off while preparing for 2011's Warrior, but it turned out that the demanding training and restrictive diet for that film was too much for him.

Source: Warrior, Gavin O'Connor, Lionsgate, 2011

Whether he plays Bane in The Dark Knight Rises, Alfie in Peaky Blinders or Max in Mad Max: Fury Road, Tom Hardy always manages to breathe life into his roles and empathize with the characters he plays. There is a reason why audiences are often delighted with his performances, whether it’s in TV show or movie.

Hardy mostly gives it his all when he takes on a new role, and it was no different at a time when he wasn’t yet such a well-known actor. Starring in Gavin O'Connor's sports drama was a real challenge for the actor, who had to undertake a lot of hard preparation for his role as a former soldier turned MMA fighter, the artist mentioned it during an interview for The Guardian.

I did two hours boxing a day, two hours muay thai, two hours ju jitsu followed by two hours choreography and two hours of weightlifting seven days a week for three months. So come on! You have to really want to do that, so it was a challenge.

So there was really a lot of training, which must have been exhausting. However, the actor wasn’t afraid of the challenge and was ready to face it, as he was anxious for his role in 2011's Warrior. However, he later admitted that the demanding training and diet affected him, leading him to become "foul-tempered, belligerent and unreasonable."

99 per cent of the job is imagining other people’s insecurities, and that went right out the f**king window! I felt on edge all the time because I’m very sensitive and I hate pissing people off – but I f**ked a lot of people off on Warrior.

So it seems that on the occasion of Warrior Hardy learned his limits, how much he is mentally able to sacrifice for a role. In this situation, it was too much for him, leading him to become downright unbearable, which couldn't have been easy either for the actors performing with him and the crew working with him.

Edyta Jastrzebska

Edyta Jastrzebska

A graduate of journalism and social communication as well as cultural studies. She started at as one of the newspeople in the films department. Currently she oversees the Gamepressure movie&TV newsroom. She excels in the field of film and television, both in reality-based and fantasy themes. Keeps up with industry trends, but in her free time she prefers to watch less known titles. Has a complicated relationship with popular ones, which is why she only gets convinced about many of them when the hype around them subsides. Loves to spend her evenings not only watching movies, series, reading books and playing video games, but also playing text RPGs, which she has been into for several years.