Tom Hardy 'bummed' to lose Suicide Squad role

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 16 December 2015
Tom Hardy

Tom Hardy

Tom Hardy admits he was initially "bummed" to lose his 'Suicide Squad' role after filming ran over on 'The Revenant'

Tom Hardy was "bummed" to lose his 'Suicide Squad' role.

The 38-year-old actor was forced to pull out of the highly-anticipated film after filming ran over on 'The Revenant' but claims his anger helped shape his role as John Fitzgerald in the period movie.

He said: "It punched right into that, yeah. That got derailed for me. Was I bummed? Of course I was. I hate f***ing losing work.

"I kept bemoaning that they were losing me significant money on a daily basis. Actually, it was good for my character."

And Tom also revealed he overcame his fear of horses whilst filming for 'The Revenant' but still wouldn't refer to himself as a fully fledged horse rider.

He told Variety: "I don't like horses. They scare me. There's not a call for it in London - not since the 1800s. We are used to getting on the bus or the tube. I prefer dogs; they are a bit more manageable.

"I think horses are beautiful, but I didn't know any growing up. It's quite alien. They are so big and muscular. If they sat on me or kicked me, that would be it - wouldn't it? You always hear about people walking around the back of a horse and getting kicked. I always think if anyone is going to get kicked by a horse walking around the back of it, it's most likely going to be me."

Suicide Squad

  • 1 star
  • 2016
  • US
  • 2h 3min
  • 15
  • Directed by: David Ayer
  • Cast: Will Smith, Jared Leto, Margot Robbie, Joel Kinnaman, Viola Davis, Jai Courtney, Jay Hernandez, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Ike Barinholtz, Scott Eastwood, Cara Delevingne
  • UK release: 5 August 2016

A group of incarcerated supervillains is recruited to undertake dangerous missions. The result is so conventional, it's twee: Deadshot (Smith) just wants to be a good dad, Diablo (Hernandez) spends the whole film moping and Harley Quinn (Robbie)'s idea of bad behaviour is breaking a window. With unconvincing effects and…

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