Tom Hardy plays God

2012-05-24 22:21
Los Angeles - Tom Hardy is "playing God" in The Dark Knight Rises.

The actor has been cast as villain Bane in the forthcoming Batman movie and admitted that while he was overwhelmed working with Gary Oldman on Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, things were easier on the set of the superhero movie because he had to have an altercation with his co-star, who plays Commissioner Gordon.

He said: "I spent my entire experience with Gary [on Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy] staring at him and not returning any lines because I think he's God.

"The second time [on The Dark Knight Rises] I was playing God, so I ignored him.

"Kicked him a bit, that kind of thing. Gary Oldman is one of my heroes, I did nothing but glean from him."

In The Dark Knight Rises, Tom wears a mouth-muzzling mask and he admitted he found the experience difficult because he finds it hard to stay quiet.

He explained during a Cannes Festival press conference for Lawless, in which he plays a strong, silent bootlegger: "These characters are difficult to play because I have a very busy head.

"I have inside voices that I have learned to contain."