Tom’s transcendent performance in Locke deserves a much, much wider audience and I hope enough people and Academy members see it now on DVD/Blu-ray to keep it front and center for nominations. In the meantime, here’s another clip from the Blu-ray (in stores now) Special Features. Producers and director Steven Knight talk about how Tom Hardy was the one and only choice to play the role, and his ability to hold an audience enthralled throughout the duration of a film with only him on screen.
Director George Miller on finding a star whose presence was resonant of his original Mad Max:
"I suppose the closet analogy is James Bond. It’s essentially the same character, but it’s Tom’s interpretation of it. Clearly, Tom and Mel have a lot in common as actors and as people.
"Tom was the one actor who walked through the door who reminded me of Mel when he walked through the door all those years ago. Charisma is a very difficult thing to define, but they’re both very sweet men, but also very dangerous, so you get that paradox. They’re both very lovable but very dangerous. That’s precisely what Max is."
I’d like to see how Paul Anderson looked after this…!
Putting up a bloody good fight
Tom Hardy cut a sinister figure in blood-spattered clothes while filming scenes for [Legend,] the biopic about the notorious gangster brothers on Sunday in Borough, London.
The British star, in character as Reggie Kray, was seen punching actor Paul Anderson - who plays gang member Albert Donoghue - during a particular violent confrontation.
The scene occurs just after the pair leave the flat of ‘blonde Carol’, a barmaid at The Blind Beggar. After the violent confrontation, a dazed Tom was seen walking the streets alone with his hands in his suit pockets. //source: dailymail
The brilliant LOCKEarrives on DVD and Blu-ray on August 12, 2014. Yay! I’ve been waiting forever! Here’s a new behind-the-scenes clip from the DVD Special Features.
CraveOnline scored an exclusive clip from the home video release’s special features. Watch as Tom Hardy and Steven Knight reveal some of the work that went into making an experimental film like Locke work, and pry it open for yourself at home this week.
Some recent photos from the Legend set, shared by (from top)Matt Fernandes; Josh Myers (“My last day filming for the new Krays film Legend. Acting with one of the best in the game Tom Hardy”); and gem_max (“Chilling with Tom Hardy”).