Tom Hardy hated working on This Means War. Can you blame him? The movie, starring Hardy, Reese Witherspoon, and Chris Pine, was eviscerated by critics and audiences alike. It was a cliche in every category, and even as a romantic comedy, it barely succeeded.
Tom was recently interviewed by USA Today, and admitted that he hated working on the movie. He explained, “I love to do things I hadn’t done before. [So I did This Means War]. I didn’t understand how you could do something which is so much fun and be so miserable doing it. I probably won’t do a romantic comedy again, do you know what I mean?”
Well, he’s one of the few actors that will probably never need to do romantic comedies. He’s made a name for himself as a critically-acclaimed actor who specializes in intense dramas and thrillers, and he’s already got a massive action-hero turn coming up in the Mad Max movie. Plus, he played Bane in The Dark Knight Rises. Bane >>> crappy Hollywood romantic comedy.
Now, I don’t mean to shit on the romantic comedy genre at all. There are actors who manage to find charming vessels for their talents, and pull off a romantic comedy that surprises and touches audiences – Shailene Woodley with The Spectacular Now and The Fault In Our Stars, Joseph Gordon-Levitt in 500 Days of Summer, and Daniel Radcliffe with What If. It’s just that This Means War was such a piece of schlock that not even Tom Hardy could save it – and he knows it.
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