Tom Hardy: I bored Mel Gibson

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 24 April 2015
Tom Hardy

Tom Hardy

'Mad Max: Fury Road' star Tom Hardy thinks Mel Gibson was "bored" by him during a recent meeting

Tom Hardy thinks Mel Gibson was "bored" by him during a recent meeting.

The 37-year-old actor, who appears in 'Mad Max: Fury Road', has confessed that Mel - the original Max Rockatansky - wasn't impressed by him, despite his best efforts.

Tom told Details magazine: "I met Mel. I needed to meet Mel purely from a young man's perspective.

"I want to touch base with the previous Max and just say hello. And is it okay? Because I'm taking on Max, I have to meet Max.

"He was bored with me. He said, 'All right, buddy, good luck with that'. Bless him. I made him a bracelet. And then we talked for a couple of hours about all kinds of stuff.

"I left, and that was that. And then he called up my agent and said, 'I think you found someone that's crazier than I am'."

Meanwhile, Tom recently confessed he's not an easy actor to work with.

He shared: "I have a reputation for being difficult. And I am. I am, actually but I'm not unreasonable.

"It used to be that if somebody hurt me I'd lash out a bit, in order to get them to stop. It ultimately comes from fear."

Mad Max: Fury Road

  • 4 stars
  • 2015
  • US / Australia
  • 2h
  • 15
  • Directed by: George Miller
  • Written by: George Miller, Brendan McCarthy, Nico Lathouris
  • Cast: Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, Zoë Kravitz, Abbey Lee, Riley Keough, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Nathan Jones, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley
  • UK release: 15 May 2015

Reluctant hero Max (Hardy) is drawn into helping Imperator Furiosa (Theron, excellent), who's liberated a group of sexually enslaved women and is being pursued for her trouble by the grotesque Immortan Joe (Keays-Byrne). Precision-executed lunacy, a brilliantly feminist 'western on wheels' with a generous helping of heart.

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