Thanks for your comment. I agree. It’s encouraging for anyone trying to muster the courage to follow their dream to learn that a great actor like Tom Hardy didn’t get into acting school the first time round, and that he was shaking with apprehension doing his first exercise.
Above is another clip you might enjoy. It’s Tom talking about his role in Warrior (Aug. 2011, HFPA interview). He is very self-deprecating and humble about his abilities. This is where he says:
“I have a black belt in origami. No, I don’t even have a black belt in origami. I have a black belt in sitting on my couch, watching daytime television and dissecting performances of B-movies. Maybe playing a bit of X-Box. That’s about the wizardry of my athleticism.”