Not To Panic You, But Tom Hardy Might Be Calling Time On Acting
Stop the presses, cancel the parade, tell the Queen to stop blubbing...the worst that we feared might well be about to come to pass...
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"The downside of being overt is you invite darkness. It only takes one person to cause real harm. That's not being paranoid. That's just facts."
The intrusion can become tiring at times.
"I will pose for you, and photos of me and my wife are fine, but if someone takes a photo of my kids, all bets are off. I will take the camera off you and beat the fucking shit out of you," he adds.
"That's the one that hurts. My kids didn't ask for what my job is. There's something that really upsets me about the imposition of a grown-up world on a child."
Even if he quits, it would not be the end of his association with the industry.
"What I'd like to do is produce. Write. Direct," he tells Esquire - and he is well on the way to making a career in it. He has formed a production company, Hardy Son & Baker, with his father and already made his first show, Taboo, which broke streaming records on the BBC last year.
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