The news that on February 13 there will be an early evening screening of This Means War, where one of the actors, Tom Hardy, will be present in person, instantly spread through social networks. And while many people asked who he was, the mere mention that a Hollywood star would come so easy to talk to people in Yakutsk, caused frenzied interest.
At the appointed time, Tom Hardy came into the foyer of the cinema, almost unrecognizable. Instead of being glossy handsome in a jacket, he was a bearded Arctic explorer in a down jacket.
Tom spoke to his fans before the film. Although you can’t really call it communication. As soon as the audience asked about the purpose of the actor’s arrival in Yakutsk, the young female fans immediately asked if they could take pictures on the memory. Within seconds, the actor was literally plastered with violent fans. It’s funny when you consider that many of them had not heard of him until this day. A little later, Georgi Nikolaev gave the actor a souvenir made from mammoth bones.
Tom himself was extremely happy and friendly. He spoke with great pleasure, and gave autographs and posed for fans. He even apologized for Ewan McGregor, who, when he traveled here a few years ago, who spoke quite negatively of Yakutsk. Despite the lack of time, he wanted to see the beginning of his film, to see how it sounds in the Russian version.