During a recent press conference for Mad Max: Fury Road at the Cannes Film Festival, a movie critic for the Toronto Star named Peter Howell caused Tom Hardy to make the “WTF is shit shit?” face he’s making above by asking him a next-level dumb question about dudes. Peter Howell, who prefaced his question by stating that he grew up around a bunch of women-types so he knows what it’s like to be “outgunned by estrogen“, asked Tom if at any time during his reading of the script for Mad Max: Fury Road he wondered why there were so many women in a “man’s movie.”
I hope Peter Howell wasn’t expecting a long-ass answer, because Tom Hardy replied to his question by grunting out a hard “NO” followed by the same look I give when someone tells me they think Kim Kardashian’s ass is real. It all happens around the 9:46 mark. Bonus reaction: Charlize Theron’s calm on the outside/(screaming internally) face.
Tom’s response was so cold, I’m surprised that bottle of water in front of him didn’t freeze and explode, but he could have been way ruder. Since when is Mad Max a “man’s movie“? Has Peter Howell never seen Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome? That movie has lots of shit for the ladies: still hot Mel Gibson, still hot Mel Gibson’s gorgeous hair, hot sweaty dudes, Tina Turner serving up on-point road warrior eleganza for your nerves. Now that I think of it, Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome might be the perfect girl’s night movie. Hell, it even comes with the perfect song to have a drunk dramatic living room sing-off to! Although that’s not specific to ladies; I’m pretty sure everyone loves belting out “We Don’t Need Another Hero“.