Today you were far away
And I didn’t ask you why.
What could I say
I was far away.
Tom Hardy & Joel Edgerton on the cover of Australian magazine Film Ink - November 2011 - my scans. Some quotes from Tom in the article:
Tom being Tom:
Hardy seems distracted, his mind awash with surreal thoughts. “You know what?” he suddenly says. “I was just looking at that pipe out of the window.” Behind us, on the opposite brick wall, is a giant ventilation shaft, made of steel. “I thought, ‘Can you imagine if you got stuck in it? How would you get out?’ I don’t know if I could. Think about it.”
On his recent success:
“I’m glad that it’s happening now because I was white-knuckling when I was younger,” he explains. “There are people who are more susceptible and less susceptible to stimulus. I was very reactionary. I don’t have a lot of skin. I’ve learnt as I grow older - I’m 34 now - to be less ‘jumping’ at everything.” Warming to the theme, he continues, seemingly unconcerned that he’s getting personal in front of publicists. “It’s taken ten years, being someone’s dad, being divorced, going to rehab, having mortages, playing different characters, doing theater writing and then it not happening. Then doing rather well at something, enjoying my character work, but it not being a huge amount of money.”
“[On Inception] it was like ‘How can I help and be a part of this?’ Rather than ‘I must impress everyone!’ That’s what it was like when I was 24… actually up until a couple of years ago.”
Why he wants to do Mad Max:
“Well, it’s Mad Max, isn’t it? It’s the V8 interceptor. It’s Mel Gibson. It’s wicked. And I’m very grateful and happy to be a part of that. George Miller is a very diligent, quiet, introspective, kind, gentle, psychoanalytical man. So when you imagine doing something which is innately as epic, dark and slightly Greek tragedy, but at the same time ultimately a big action piece, with somebody like that, the alchemy seems like it might be quite exciting. That’s my draw for it.”
On working with Christopher Nolan (and adding another hilarious allegory to the now vast collection):
“He knows what he wants,” he says of Nolan. “He’s very clear. My job is like being a Labrador with a tennis ball. He’ll throw it and I’ll go get it. Then I go home.”
A report from the French conference a few weeks back. (Apparently, no photos or filming was allowed during the conference.) My translation, errors all mine.
In a fight, there’s always a winner and a loser. Did you know from the beginning who it would be and did you agree?
JE: Can we talk…
Natalie Portman, huh.
New Tommy image from Warrior.
I need this movie in my life. Now.
New interview from Comic Con.
Ha! He’s mastering the art of deflection.
The Men of Warrior (Tim Palen)
EXCUSE ME WHILE I FAINT. AND BLEED TO DEATH. /nosebleed forever