Some method actors will let the process subsume their entire personality to the point where they pick up the characteristics of the characters they play and cease to know who they actually are in their personal lives. But the best method actors will allow the process to inform their personality without losing sight of who they are. That’s what Tom Hardy has done. According to People, over the weekend Tom won two gold medals at a charity Jiu-Jitsu competition organized by REORG, a foundation that “supports veterans, military and emergency service members who are dealing with depression, PTSD and ‘life-altering physical injuries.’” Tom’s no wounded warrior in real life, but he’s been training with REORG since he starred as one in 2011’s Warrior and remains a trustee on their board. Contrast that to someone like Jared Leto whose personality seems to be an amalgamation of all the characters he’s played over the years and is the reason why, to this day, he still pisses his pants every time he hears Hip To Be Square.
There have been so many stories and rumors about the filming of 2015’s Mad Max: Fury Road, and many of them are about how Charlize Theron and Tom Hardy hated each other so much, Ryan Murphy should be buying the rights to their story for the next season of FX’s Feud. Their Mad Max co-star Zoë Kravitz has previously suggested that their feud could have been due to being out in the desert for so long and everyone getting on each other’s nerves a little too much. And Charlize herself has simply stated that they just “struggled” with each other.
A new book by Kyle Buchanan called Mad Max: Fury Road, titled Blood, Sweat & Chrome: The Wild and True Story of Mad Max: Fury Road gets into the feud. This is the book where we learned about Tom Hardy going a little too hard during his audition and spitting in Armie Hammer’s face. But it’s where we also learn why Charlize and Tom were at each other’s throats.
It seems that the key to Tom Hardy winning the lead in Mad Max: Fury Road was him spitting in Armie Hammer‘s face during an audition. Cut to: all the people saying: “I wish Tom Hardy would spit in my face.” Venom porn fiction just got itself some new canon.
Three months ago the Taliban took control of Kabul. U.S. forces withdrew from Afghanistan and there was a massive, panicked evacuation. As the rest of the world looked on in horror, Hollywood bigwig George Nolfi pointed at his TV and said, “There! That’s a movie!” He took this “original pitch” to Universal Pictures, and today Deadline is reporting that they officially bought it. Channing Tatum and Tom Hardy are attached to star. So far the project is untitled, but might I suggest “Too Soon”?
Patty Jenkins must be absolutely fuming since we know she hated releasing Wonder Woman 1984 on HBO Max and in theaters on the same day. Because Venom: Let There Be Carnage is killing it at the box office. Venom 2 brought in $90.1 million at the domestic box office this weekend, giving it the biggest opening of the pandemic and the biggest opening of 2021, so far. I’m sure that the people at Sony were so excited that they just started shooting hot, black ooze all over the place.
Really what I’ve wanted to do since the first Venom movie came out in 2018 was go into a cryogenic sleep until today, the day the first trailer for Venom 2 came out. Sadly that proved impossible. And as a result, look at all the shit I had to sit through waiting for Tom Hardy’s fine ass to star in a movie where he’s not weighed down with 200 pounds of prosthetics or Leonardo Di Caprio. But my day of sexual reawakening has finally come!