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Tom Hardy on His Career After Turning 40: 'I've Kind of Had Enough'

Tom Hardy on His Career After Turning 40: 'I've Kind of Had Enough'

Tom Hardy is on the cover of Esquire‘s September 2018 issue, on newsstands August 14.

Here’s what the 40-year-old actor had to share with the mag…

On Venom being his biggest role yet: “Sounds like a lot of pressure, doesn’t it? So I spoke to the only person I could really trust in this environment: my older boy. [His comic-book-loving son] was a huge influence on me doing the role.”

On why he was invited to the Royal Wedding: “It’s deeply private. Harry is a f*cking legend.”

On how turning 40 has changed how he feels about his career: “You’ve summited Everest. It’s a miracle that you’ve made it anywhere near the f*cking mountain, let alone climbed it. Do you want to go all the way back and do it again? Or do you want to get off the mountain and go f*cking find a beach? What is it that draws you to the craft? At this age, I don’t know anymore. I’ve kind of had enough. If I’m brutally honest, I want to go on with my life.”

On his instincts: “Nine times out of ten, when somebody says, ‘Don’t do that,’ my instinct is to say, ‘That has to be done.’ I grew up in the neighborhood being a dick. I’ve learned and will continue to learn from being a dick. To try and somehow chisel myself into being a human being so I can respect myself when I look in the mirror. And that’s a procedure that will go on until I die.”

For more from Tom, visit Esquire.com.

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  • KS_in_TP

    Fantastic actor, but so off-putting in interviews. Comes across as pompous, loud, and obnoxious.

  • tom

    They all wanna quit showbiz but they never do

  • dee

    his answers sound very douchey, but i also think hes a badass who doesnt take shit from anyone….so i can respect that.

  • Vanity

    Tom is Boss AF.

  • Sprite

    It was French author, philosopher and journalist Albert Camus who made the following sage observation: “Nobody realises that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal.”