Monday 19 March 2018

Tom Hardy apologises to journalist who branded him a 'spoiled baby' but says his tweets were 'not cool'

Tom Hardy
Tom Hardy

Alice Vincent

Tom Hardy has written an open letter on his personal blog to Drew McWeeny, a film journalist who was moved to rant about the actor's behaviour after the star reportedly cancelled an interview.

Hardy explains that although he was unsure of the circumstances, it was not his decision to pull out of McWeeny's interview, and apologises on behalf of the people responsible.

He wrote on Tuesday: "The truth is we (as I was paired for all interviews that day) were unaware that ANYBODY was waiting. Or even went without a TV interview.

"Someone somewhere must have thought putting it on me was a lot easier than losing their journalist relations for the ongoing junkets and multiple movies that are pending. I wish I would have napped to be honest.

"Who knows what to trust my friend, but I do know the cancellation was definitely not made by myself...  I want to apologise regardless on behalf of those that misled the both of us."

Hardy explains that he spoke to Fox, the studio behind The Revenant, which he is promoting at the moment, but hoped that McWeeny understood that "[his] legitimate frustration lies with those who organised the junket; who fed you and I misinformation; not me."

The actor was surprisingly laid-back about McWeeny's accusations, writing: "Resisting the urge to dare you to say what you 'rant tweeted' so publicly, to my face next time we meet, which I doubt you have the balls to do; I want to apologise regardless on behalf of those that misled the both of us. That isn’t cool. At all. Neither were your tweets. But that’s by the by."

Although McWeeny didn't address the post directly on Twitter – and Hardy is yet to publish the journalist's "email offering to retract your misdirected anger" – he did post this update on Tuesday evening: "Never get into a war of words with someoen who no longer even has to buy ink to print them out.  I can be tireless."

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