Tom Hardy issues dire warning to anyone who takes photos of his kids
Tom Hardy's known for playing badass roles, from muscular Batman villain Bane to the laconic survivalist Mad Max. Next he'll be seen in theaters playing the horrific superhuman Venom, a spin-off of the Spider-Man franchise. (Oddly, the film Venom will not include an appearance from Spider-Man. I know. It's weird.) Currently Hardy is shooting Fonzo, where he plays notorious Chicago gangster Al Capone. The film focuses on the end of his life, when the grizzled crime boss in in Alcatraz, suffering from dementia. In set photos, Hardy looks unrecognizable.
In real life, the actor might be a badass as well. Hardy has two children: 10-year-old son Louis, from his relationship with assistant director Rachael Speed; and a two-year-old from his current relationship with actress Charlotte Riley. That's right, the name and the gender are not public knowledge. (Or at least, I couldn't find it, after an exhaustive 30 second Google search.) And based on Hardy's recent comments in an interview, that's just how he likes it.
Whenever celebrities go out in public, the paparazzi stalk them and regular people to sneak a photo. However, if you see Hardy with his family, leave him alone. In an interview with Esquire, the 40-year-old actor issued a dire warning to anyone wanting to take a photo of his kids:
"If someone takes a photo of my kids, all bets are off. I will take the camera off you and beat the f*cking shit out of you.
It’s like spotting a giraffe walking down the street. I get it. I can see people’s behaviour, I can see when a camera’s coming, I can see when a phone is moving, I can see people’s body language. There is no difference between that and a weapon. The hyper-vigilance.
It’s just odd. But [pictures of my] kids are a f***ing no. They really are. And that’s what really bothers me, and it will fast-track me immediately to respond like any father in any situation, regardless of where they come from and what they’ve been through."
Reportedly Charlotte is pregnant with the couple's second child. But don't snap a photo of these children unless you want Bane to beat you up. He broke Batman, and will have no trouble breaking you.
Considering how many tough alpha males Hardy has played, you might think that he's oozing with testosterone. However, he explained to Esquire that he actually has a sensitive side.
"Once the Americans saw me in Bronson, they said, ‘Oh? You kick heads in? Oh, you’re a violent guy? We’ll take you!’ And little do they know that I’m not a violent guy, I’m emotionally very sensitive — hee! — and quite vulnerable! But I pretended.
But my difficulties probably manifested from the fact that I am sensitive. And trying to explain that brittle, slightly feminine quality that I have, because there’s a physicality about me that is masculine, and then also I’m quite bitchy…"
See, he's just a big old softie! (Who might beat the f***ing shit out of you with your own camera.)