You know when you say something in a joking manner, but it’s really a mask for dropping a semi-stealthy truth bomb? Yeah, that’s what Tom Hardy did when he was asked about having to drop out of Suicide Squad.

In an interview with Variety, the fact that delays on Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s The Revenant forced Hardy out of playing Rick Flagg in Suicide Squad provoked this response:

It punched right into that, yeah. That got derailed for me. Was I bummed? Of course I was. I hate fucking losing work. I kept bemoaning that they were losing me significant money on a daily basis. Actually, it was good for my character.

Oh that scamp! I bet his daily “joke” that he could be off making a comic book movie for a lot more money instead was a big hit on set. This really comes off as 50% joke and 50% real frustration.

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Although, for pure monetary motivations, Hardy’s got a long way to go before he gets anywhere near the patron saint of honest interviewing: Daniel Craig.

[Variety]

Top photo: Tom Hardy on the set of The Revenant, probably. (or via Warner Bros.)


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