This 2020 will reveal one of the mysteries that has been around Hollywood for a long time: who will be the next James Bond. It’s been five years since Daniel Craig made it very clear that he was not going to continue playing the most famous spy in cinema and that he even “I’d rather cut my veins” To do it. The blood did not reach the river and Craig agreed to make one more film of the saga, No time to die, which will hit theaters at the end of the year. But it was the countdown: stood up and said no more, thank you. The film industry has been looking for a replacement ever since, and according to the British press, it could have been found in Tom Hardy.
A 43-year-old Londoner, Tom Hardy has had a 20-year film career and is known as one of the tough guys in the film industry. Now his name has been revealed by the British press, which claims that in June he auditioned for the role, as more than likely to fill the position of the famous spy. Hardy has routinely played bad boy action roles. In fact, his most recognized roles are the darkest. For example, that of Max Rockatansky in Mad Max: Fury Road, from 2015, or Bane’s in Batman: The Dark Knight (2012), where he wore a metal muzzle, in both. Or that of the dark Kray twins in Legend (2012), where he gave life to two characters at the same time. In Star Trek: Nemesis He was physically scary like Shinzon, shaved, white and with a head full of veins. But the most famous is that of John Fitzgerald and The reborn, where he played the protagonist’s nemesis, Hugh Glass, played by Leonardo DiCaprio. His role led to him being nominated for an Oscar.
Hardy and DiCaprio had already agreed on Origin, in 2010, but it was in The reborn when they went from being colleagues to very good friends; so much so that the Londoner he got his partner’s name tattooed. It was for a bet. DiCaprio was convinced that his partner’s performance was going to give him his first Oscar nomination, but Hardy flatly denied it, so the couple bet it on him. And whoever lost had to get a tattoo of what the winner wanted. Finally, Hardy ended up, between his body covered in tattoos, with another with the phrase “Leo knows everything”(Leo knows everything) on the arm. In addition, he assured in an interview that DiCaprio would never have done it if he had lost.
Those kinds of statements make Hardy one of the loneliest guys in Hollywood, or that’s the image he’s trying to project. “I have no friends,” he acknowledged the actor once in an interview, “I do not support them, nor do I give them a ball with their problems. I like to be alone. I have a dog and two children. My dog will never do anything to bother me, and neither will my children. Those two children are now three. Hardy married producer Sarah Ward in 1999, and they separated five years later, without children. In 2005 he met the assistant director Rachel Speed, with whom he was until 2009 and with whom he had his first child, a boy named Louis who is now 12 years old and who lives with his mother in London, which is why Hardy, who He is very close to him, he has not wanted to move permanently to the United States.
The same year of their separation, Hardy made an adaptation for a British miniseries of the well-known novel Wuthering Heights., where he gave life to his protagonist, Heathcliff. The co-star, Cathy, was played by Charlotte Riley. The chemistry crossed the screen and the couple fell in love, to marry in July 2014. They have two children, a five-year-old and another who will both do in December. Hardly anything is known about them, because their parents keep their lives from fame. “Pictures of my children, no kidding,” Hardy told the magazine in 2018 Esquire. As his wife, Charlotte Riley, explained to the newspaper The Telegraph: “I don’t feel the need to keep people up to date, seeing what I’m doing or who I’m with. I don’t want to put myself in that position. I like privacy and anonymity ”. The couple is hardly seen together, but they did appear hand in hand upon their arrival at Prince Harry’s wedding to Meghan Markle in 2018.
Yet despite his tough, dry-guy image, Hardy has earned the respect of the industry and fans. He is open about his addictions. At the age of 13 he became addicted to hallucinogenic drugs, at 15 he was caught with a gun in a stolen Mercedes, at 16 he drank alcohol and smoked crack. “He didn’t want anyone to know he was out of control, but he couldn’t hide. There is a time when the body can’t take it anymore. I was lucky not to get hepatitis or AIDS, “he explained in an interview with he Daily Mail.
At the age of 26, after being found in a pool of blood and vomit, he asked for help. “I thought I would try until I could go out, drink, and be forgiven. But I turned 28 days old, and after listening to people who had gone through the same thing, I saw that they had a problem ”, he told that British media in 2014, assuring that then he grew and learned, and that since then he has been afraid of not having control “. Something that also applies to his profession, as he confessed at the time.” I adore what I do, but I am afraid of not being able to do it, and the same thing happens with drinking: it doesn’t matter how well I do it, no I’m far from shitting it all over again. “