Tuesday 21 November 2017

Journalist brands Tom Hardy a 'spoiled baby' and demands he stop doing junkets after interview no-show

Tom Hardy
Tom Hardy

Alice Vincent

For most actors, the film junket is something to endure rather than enjoy.

Four-minute long interviews for eight hours a day, the same inane questions over and over again and a spoiler-free policy that enforces vague answers has brought out the worst in stars including Daniel Craig and Cara Delevingne.

However, while many A-Listers grin and bear it, accepting that it is part of their job (like filing expenses is for normal people), others make the junket circuit even worse by behaving badly. Earlier this year, Tom Hardy admitted that he had "a reputation for being difficult. And I am. I am actually".

Drew McWeeny, a journalist with film website HitFix, has had enough with Hardy's difficulty – at least where interviews are concerned.

McWeeny posted a series of angry tweets about the British Mad Max actor, who is currently promoting The Revenant, calling him "delicate f---ing flower" and "spoiled baby", after McWeeny claimed he was "forced to wait four hours past [the scheduled interview] time", only for Hardy not to give one after all.

Read tweets below - warning: some bad language.

The outburst was corroborated by Elaine Lui, who runs entertainment website LaineyGossip. Lui wrote: "I know people on [Hardy's] team, who’ve been assigned to be there for him, to assist him, who are counted on to make sure Tom Hardy performs his publicity duties, who’ve been shouted at by him because he’s grumpy from waking up too early, or because he’s hungry, or because he needs a coffee, but really because he just doesn’t want to be there. Does that mean he can verbally kick the s--- out of them?"

Hardy's management are yet to respond to a request for comment.

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