Tom talks about his role in Locke, which touched him as a father.
Hardy, a father of one, said Locke’s righteous intentions had hit close to home. Despite the film having it’s world premiere in Venice, the festival was not going to be a party for Hardy - the actor described himself as a bit boring.
Just so you know - Locke apparently got the longest ovation yet at this years film festival in Venice!
Funny how this small, very low-budget film is getting Tom more attention than ever, almost. I’m so glad it’s for a character so different from the ones people think they associate with him (like Bane), because if there’s one thing which makes Tom stand out among other talented actors, it is his ability to change and become his character.
"Yes, I would say that it is possible that the public has reacted in this way precisely because the central character of the film is an ordinary man like any other. And about the scripts if the movie characters ‘normal’ are out and there are many who remain buried in the drawer in favor of films that tell the fantastic adventures of some superhero. Steven had a 30-page script that quickly turned into a block of 90 pages a few hours before the shoot, I panicked but then I decided to face the challenge the same and to bring home the result in only five days of processing. I did not know what I was doing, I just know that I wanted to do it and that I was to be completely in character. With the right team on your side you can do anything."
"When a script is well written an actor has no room for mistakes, everything depends on how the events and characters react to each other, by the chain reaction that starts when you start to turn. There is no need to deviate or improvise when you can entrust completely to the director and screenwriter."