Tom Hardy: 70 Things You NEED To Know

Tom Hardy: Expect The Unexpected

Tom arrived on set for his role in Lawless with a bizarre inspiration in mind for his tough character, Forrest Bondurant, he told French GQ: "I based my character on the [cartoon] grandmother of Tweety and Sylvester. The mother of the Bondurant boys was swept away by the Spanish flu and it is my character Forrest, the eldest brother, who replaced her. To a man, it’s complicated to put on a maternal image. Observing the grandmother in Tweety and Sylvester helped me imagine what it would be like to be the mother of another."