Aidan’s really tricky because sometimes he doesn’t say much. He might just growl at you and you’re thinking: ‘You’re quite peculiar.’ It took me a long time to work out that he’s very shy. But he was always a brilliant, surprising person. Once we were in a bar at four in the morning and some guy came up and wanted a fight. I was terrified, but Aidan immediately stood up and said to him: ‘Do you wanna dance?’ And he started dancing with this guy! It was one of the best things I’d ever seen.
Long, sleepless night on the couch, made the Beat in the worst kind of way, but still pushed through a hangover to film some of the best scenes I’ve done with some of the best co-stars I’ve ever worked with; I feel like things are getting back on track. Tonight feels like a good night for homemade pizza and tall glasses of root beer.
Tom Hardy rolls into the Peninsula Hotel incognito in a full beard, cargo shorts and a T-shirt, wraparound sunglasses dangling off the back of his neck. Once in his room, he peers suspiciously at a tray of chocolate truffles. There sits a delicate, disgusting hair.
Hardy, 37, erupts with laughter before ordering poached eggs and greens.
Hardy has spent the last decade slaying critics in Bronson, playing the masked supervillain in The Dark Knight Rises and a brooding bartender in The Drop, and giving a tense one-man performance in Locke. Tattoos snake the British actor’s biceps. (A fashion house — he won’t say which one — would have paid him millions for a nearly nude campaign but asked to airbrush them off. He refused: “Keep your money.”) But there’s something new: He’s vegetarian now.
“I’m just a bit foggy in the cockpit,” says Hardy, who roars to life this Friday in Mad Max: Fury Road, a new chapter in George Miller’s apocalyptic franchise (which last saw the light of day in 1985’s Beyond the Thunderdome). “My mind is a bit slow and sluggish sometimes, I notice.”
So it’s veggies only before Hardy goes back into the wild with Leonardo DiCaprio to finish shooting The Revenant, a 19th century revenge thriller about a fur trapper mauled by a grizzly bear, then left for dead by cohorts who rob him. “I’m not perfect,” he shrugs. “Every so often I do snatch a burger out of its cage.”
Hey guys!! I’m back from my con adventure and have some random tidbits to share from Hayley Atwell’s Q&A!
she believes there’s a “quiet revolution” happening for women in television
between Chris Evans and Eddie Redmayne, Chris is the better kisser (“he smells good”). Eddie was very sweaty and covered in fake tanner, so it was actually kind of gross (”he was dripping orange on me”).
she says Peggy is a modern-day woman in the wrong time
her favourite superhero? “My Cap, of course!” (I may have squealed a little at the way she said my.)
she acknowledged that more diversity is needed in season 2 of Agent Carter and she’s constantly giving her own input to the writers (”I’m very opinionated!”)
on the dynamic between Peggy and Jarvis, she jokingly says “Jarvis is trying hard to be useful, but he’s really just in the way.”
season 2 will be much happier for Peggy
when doing stunts, she has special ‘stunt skirts’ that are stretchier and a few inches longer than her normal ones. Her stunt heels are also an inch shorter. (She then proceeded to tell the DMV photo story.)
She’s well aware of the fact that people ship Angie and Peggy (she actually used the word ship!)
the best prank she ever played on a co-star was while doing a stage show. She ordered 4000 plastic balls online (the kind you use in ball pits) and dumped them all in his dressing room (she even put some in the bathroom sink).
she says that she’s much better at video games than Chris Evans, but he’ll insist that he’s the better one (”I’m so glad he’s not here today to challenge that!”)
I really thought I would be nervous to meet her during the autograph session but she’s so approachable, it was just like talking to a friend. I told her that my favourite thing about Agent Carter is when Peggy is throwing guys around while jazzy music plays in the background, and she grinned and said “It’s great, right?”