Tom Hardy sports navy shorts as he steps out for training carrying a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu belt after addressing Charlize Theron’s claims he was ‘aggressive’ on set
Tom Hardy looked casual as he stepped out for a training session in London on Friday.
The actor, 44, sported navy shorts and a black fleece zipped jumper as he made his way to a martial arts gym.
He was spotted carrying a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu belt in his hands and donned a backpack on his shoulders.
Laid back: Tom Hardy, 44, looked casual as he sported navy shorts and carried a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu belt as he stepped out for a training session in London on Friday
Casual: The actor sported a black fleece zipped jumper as he made his way to a martial arts gym
The Dark Knight Rises actor completed his laid back look with a pair of black trainers.
He stopped to chat to a friendly neighbour who he bumped into as he walk towards the gym.
The pair seemed in a jovial mood as they caught up and laughed together on the street.
Gym time: The Dark Knight Rises actor completed his laid back look with a pair of black trainers
It comes after the star recently addressed claims that Charlize Theron felt threatened by his behaviour on the set of 2015 movie, Mad Max: Fury Road.
The pair worked together on the 2015 movie but had such an explosive relationship on set that they were often involved in intense shouting matches, with Theron calling Hardy a ‘f***ing c***’ after he made her wait on set for hours.
Theron, 46, also had a female producer to be with her at all times as ‘protection’ as she was ‘scared s***less’ by ‘aggressive’ Hardy according to New York Times columnist Kyle Buchanan’s new book.
Chatting: He stopped to chat to a friendly neighbour who he bumped into as he walk towards the gym
Friendly: The pair seemed in a jovial mood as they caught up and laughed together on the street
Low-key: Tom opted for a laid back appearance and showcased a rugged long beard
Addressing the tension Hardy admitted to Buchanan: ‘In hindsight, I was in over my head in many ways. The pressure on both of us was overwhelming at times.
‘What she needed was a better, perhaps more experienced partner in me. That’s something that can’t be faked. I’d like to think that now that I’m older and uglier, I could rise to that occasion.’
Hardy starred as the title character, who was played by Mel Gibson in the first three films in the series, while Theron starred as newcomer Imperator Furiosa, a lieutenant to the villain Immortan Joe (Hugh Keays-Byrne) who turns against her leader to team-up with Max.
Out and about: The Spider-Man: No Way Home actor showed off his toned legs as he walked through London
Talking: Tom and a friend were engrossed in a conversation on the street
I was in over my head’: Tom Hardy admitted Charlize Theron needed a ‘more experienced’ co-star on Mad Max: Fury Road after it emerged the actress ‘wanted protection’ from him on set
In an excerpt of Blood, Sweat & Chrome: The Wild And True Story Of Mad Max: Fury Roa, published by Vanity Fair, Natascha Hopkins, a stunt double on Fury Road, recounted how Theron didn’t want to waste time on set, as she was a new mother at the time and was balancing her role with parenting.
But camera operator Mark Goellnicht recalled how Hardy was often late for the start of shooting.
He recounted one day when Theron was on set at eight o’clock sharp and got her makeup and costume set up before getting into the film’s War Rig.
However, despite producers making a ‘special request’ for Hardy to show up on time, it would be hours more before he arrived.
‘Gets to nine o’clock, still no Tom,’ Goellnicht recounted. ‘“Charlize, do you want to get out of the War Rig and walk around, or do you want to . . .” “No, I’m going to stay here.” She was really going to make a point. She didn’t go to the bathroom, didn’t do anything. She just sat in the War Rig.’
Hardy finally arrived after 11 a.m., while Theron had remained in the vehicle the entire time.
‘She jumps out of the War Rig, and she starts swearing her head off at him, saying, “Fine the f**king c*** a hundred thousand dollars for every minute that he’s held up this crew,” and “How disrespectful you are!”’ Goellnicht continued.
‘She was right. Full rant. She screams it out. It’s so loud, it’s so windy — he might’ve heard some of it, but he charged up to her up and went, “What did you say to me?”’
The camera operator said Hardy seemed ‘quite aggressive,’ and that his costar ‘really felt threatened.’
Stymied: Theron requested veteran producer Denise Di Novi accompany her on set, but producer Doug Mitchell forced her to stay at the production office to avoid slowdowns and to keep her away from director George Miller (R)
‘That was the turning point, because then she said, “I want someone as protection.” She then had a producer that was assigned to be with her all the time,’ he explained.
‘It got to a place where it was kind of out of hand, and there was a sense that maybe sending a woman producer down could maybe equalize some of it, because I didn’t feel safe,’ Theron explained.
‘I kind of put my foot down. [Director] George [Miller] then said, “Okay, well, if Denise comes . . .” He was open to it and that kind of made me breathe a little bit, because it felt like I would have another woman understanding what I was up against,’ she continued.
However, she noted that ‘when I was on set, I still felt pretty naked and alone,’ as the producer Denise Di Novi was forced to stay in the production office and wasn’t allowed on set on the orders of producer Doug Mitchell.
Although Hardy at one time said he was attached to more Mad Max sequels, it’s unclear if those films are still in the works.
Tom admitted: ‘The pressure on both of us was overwhelming at times. What she needed was a better, perhaps more experienced partner in me’
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