Tom Hardy not 'manly' on Warrior

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Leonardo DiCaprio stars in this sci-fi thriller written and directed by Christopher Nolan. Set in a near-futuristic world, a young man (DiCaprio) possesses the rare ability to enter peoples' dreams. A corporate tycoon offers him the chance to return to his family in a normal life if he's willing to complete a new challenge. Cobb is asked to invade the dreams of a young corporate heir and implant an idea in his head.
September 23rd, 2011

Tom Hardy discovered he wasn't very "manly" on the set of 'Warrior'.

The hunky actor appears alongside Joel Edgerton in the boxing drama - directed by Gavin O'Connor - and while training for the fight scenes he discovered he was not as brave as he thought he was.

He said: "You know, I'm not as manly as I thought I was. When push comes to shove, you know what I mean, I start heading for the f***ing door.

"You just say yes, don't you? It's like when someone asks you if you can ride a horse. 'Of course I can, absolutely!' And they go, 'This is your horse' and then you scream, 'Ahh! That's a horse!' "

However, the 34-year-old star - who has played physically demanding roles in 'Bronson' and 'Inception' - taught himself the moves pretty quickly when he needed to.

He told HeyuGuys.co.uk "You start learning pretty quickly when people star throwing punches at you though, don't you? 'What's this Muay Thai thing? I need to learn some more!' "