Tom Hardy is a highly acclaimed and versatile actor who has made a significant impact on the world of entertainment. Known for his intense performances and remarkable physical transformations, Hardy has captured the attention of audiences with his raw talent and undeniable screen presence. The Lawless star has portrayed a wide range of complex characters, showcasing his exceptional acting skills and ability to immerse himself fully in each role.
From gritty dramas to action-packed blockbusters, Hardy’s dedication to his craft and his commitment to delivering compelling performances have firmly established him as a commendable actor in the industry. But little did anyone know that Hardy got himself pretty banged up in the 2011 film, Warrior, to effectively portray his character.
Gavin O’Connor, The Director Of Warrior, On The Severe Injury Of His Actor
The movie Warrior, released in 2011, showcased Tom Hardy’s exceptional acting skills and dedication to his craft. In the film, Hardy portrayed a complex character in the world of MMA, delivering a powerful and emotionally charged performance. Joel Edgerton’s role in the movie was equally impressive and showcased his immense talent as an actor. Portraying the other lead character in the film, Edgerton delivered a nuanced and powerful performance that resonated with audiences.
Gavin O’Connor, the director of Warrior, shared that the two leads of the movie tried their best to justify their characters by going through an intense training schedule. Adding on, the director of the movie revealed how both the leads had to suffer from grave injuries during the shooting of the film.
“Joel blew out his knee. He tore his ACL. Tommy broke ribs, a finger [and] toes. A lot of black eyes. It was intense. We were trying not to act. That was the goal.”
Tom Hardy Shares About The Injuries Of Him And His Co-stars During The Shooting Of Warrior
Tom Hardy revealed that he and Joel Edgerton had to take lots of injuries to perfectly portray their characters of MMA fighters. The Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy star shared that Edgerton got pretty broken as he damaged his MCL and little toe. Talking about himself, Hardy shared that he broke his ribs and ligament.
“Joel tore his [MCL], he tore that… and my little toe got broken. I broke my ribs and I tore the ligament in my right hand and then Eric ‘Bad’ Apple had his neck broken… There were some moments.”
The physical demands of the movie, Warrior, were so intense that both the main star cast had themselves banged during the shoots. Despite these major injuries, both the stars were able to deliver a remarkable performance in the movie, which resulted in positive reception from both critics and the audience.
Warrior is available to watch on Amazon Prime Video.