It’s very strange job being an actor. Especially having now to some extent experienced being a successful one too - because at the moment, it feels like the world is kind of my oyster. But this is a sense of false security I don’t really trust. I’m always ready to fall from favour, it’s just a fraction of an inch, an arm’s length, a poor choice away - not even necessarily my own choice either. And out here amongst the circus of it all, one can get an altogether unrealistic perspective and ungrounding experience of the world… never mind the privilege.

Tom Hardy for Blag Magazine (2012)