Here’s what the 37-year-old Mad Max: Fury Road actor had to share with the mag:
On rumors that he’s dangerous: “There’s things I haven’t really experienced, so I’m just acting. But elements of danger? Yeah, there’s a truth to that. There’s an absolute truth to that. But am I dangerous? Absolutely not.Am I insane? Absolutely not. But do I go to places which are scary and uncomfortable for some people? Yes.”
On being a celebrity: “Yeah, if I’m a douchebag, I’d rather be a douchebag despite the fact that I’m a celebrity. I don’t want to be seen, you know? I like the shadows. I like to go and do my thing and disappear. But when it’s like, ‘You are responsible for doing this,’ I’m like, ‘I think you might have the wrong person.’ I just happen to be part of the team. I may be fronting this particular endeavor, but I’m not worth looking at, for crying out loud. What the fuck does that have to do with the price of cabbages?! I’m not an ambassador, I don’t want to be on the front cover of the magazine. Not because I’m not grateful. I just don’t feel I belong there.”
On his relationship with the press: “I’m wary of press. I wear my heart on my sleeve. I have to be very careful, because ultimately you’re doing press to promote films, not a sense of self. Who I am makes no difference. To quote Bane: ‘No one cared who I was until I put on the mask.’ It doesn’t matter where I came from or what I do. All you need to know is that I don’t commit crimes, and I don’t kill children. I’m actually quite safe, and I have a family that I care about, and I’m open—I’m open to having a conversation about pretty much anything in the world, and I want to go down to the shop and get my milk, come back, be part of the human race. That’s it. I just want to be any normal man with my family. I’m Tommy. I’ll never really not be Tommy—I hope. I’d be a bit pissed off if that changed.”
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