Tom Hardy Will Never Do Another Rom-Com After ‘This Means War’
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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