Tom Hardy's Come Dine with Me influence

Movie Description(Click Here To Hide)
A Western crime drama starring Shia LaBeouf, Tom Hardy & Jason Clarke as three brothers who find their bootlegging business under threat in Prohibition-era Franklin County, Virginia. Based on the novel "The Wettest County in the World" by Matt Bondurant.
August 6th, 2012

Tom Hardy gets into character by watching 'Come Dine with Me'.

The 'Dark Knight Rises' star is a huge fan of the reality show where guests who don't know each other go for dinner round their respective houses, and admits his 'Lawless' character Forrest Bondurant - who is a bare-knuckle boxing bootlegger described as a charismatic man - is inspired by the series.

He said: ''How do I get into character? I watch 'Come Dine with Me'. I really do like 'Come Dine with Me'!

''It's great people watching. I'll steal characters from 'Come Dine with Me'. Because they're real people. I take something from everybody.''

Despite admitting Forrest often growls rather than speaks, he claims he is a motherly character in the movie, which also stars Guy Pearce, Shia LaBeouf and Jessica Chastain.

He added to Total Film magazine: ''Forrest is a matriarch, he's a mother. I don't think it's being macho. I don't think that's what masculinity is.''

Tom recently admitted he is fascinated by the female side of his 'Lawless' alter-ego.

He said: ''He's a specific type of man. What interested me was the female role in this guy. And what the nature of violence is to men. Non-egotistical violence, non-macho violence. Violence from within the cardigan.''