Tom Hardy’s Snobbish & Cringey On-Set Demands Land Him in Hot Water, Once Again

Tom Hardy’s Snobbish & Cringey On-Set Demands Land Him in Hot Water, Once Again
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His former colleagues have repeatedly called him out about it before.


  • Tom Hardy, the action movies’ acclaimed star, now receives misconduct accusations from the photographer Danny Lyon.
  • He is the author of the source for the actor’s upcoming movie, The Bikeriders.
  • Similar complaints were received from Hardy’s co-stars before.

While Tom Hardy’s fans are looking forward to his appearance in The Bikeriders, Jeff Nichols’ drama, following the story of the Outlaws MC, a motorcycle gang based in Chicago, the Oscar-nominated actor was accused of professional misconduct on set.

The point is that Danny Lyon, a photographer, whose 1967 photo-book has become The Bikeriders’ main inspiration, hinted at the snobbish nature of Hardy by claiming he was forbidden to act freely with the actor, which he had never seen before in the film industry.

He confessed in a recent The Sun interview that he was instructed that he couldn’t look at Hardy because the actor doesn’t appreciate it.

“They make me hide behind a tree and all this bulls**t,” complains Lyon about these unprecedented limitations.

This could possibly be a PR campaign for the upcoming movie’s promotion, but it is not the first claim towards Hardy’s inappropriate behavior on set, made by his colleagues.

“It doesn’t feel like a shared space, it feels like his space,” previously stated his co-star Shia LaBeouf, who worked with the actor for the crime drama Lawless.

More than that, recalling, presumably, Hardy's most famous movie appearance, the one in the leading role in George Miller’s Mad Max: Fury Road in 2015, his co-star, Charlize Theron, had some significant complaints about him too. The actress admitted she didn’t feel safe on set as Hardy was aggressive enough, which put her “in survival mode”.

Similar accusations were received also from a more experienced actor, as the Star Trek ’s Captain actor, Patrick Stewart, also made some surprising remarks about Hardy.

"Tom wouldn't engage with any of us on a social level. Never said, 'Good morning,' never said, 'Goodnight,' and spent the hours he wasn't needed on set in his trailer with his girlfriend," claimed Stewart about the actor’s behavior on the Star Trek: Nemesis’ set.

All these statements seriously add to Lyon’s recent complaint and draw quite a coherent picture of Tom Hardy as a person to work with while filming, which presents a severe challenge for his colleagues.

Of course, it isn’t reflected in the quality of his acting, which still remains high-class, but can possibly affect the number of projects offered by the actor, as it’s really difficult to face hostility when there is no place for it at all.

Source: The Sun UK