Lovers of Tom Hardy and romantic comedies: It looks like you’re out of luck. The This Means War star is swearing off rom coms for good, he says.
During an interview with USA Today, Hardy admitted he had pretty much zero fun filimg 2012’s This Means War, a romantic comedy in which he costarred with Reese Witherspoon and Chris Pine.
“I love to do things I hadn’t done before,” he said. “I didn’t understand how you could do something which is so fun and be so miserable doing it.”
He partly blames himself for being so miserable, he added, and went on to say he felt like an “other” on the set because he kept himself so isolated.
“I probably won’t do a romantic comedy again, do you know what I mean?” he said.
Hardy isn’t the first star to diss rom com roles. Earlier this year, Katherin Heigl spoke out about her numerous romantic comedy roles, basically saying they ruined her acting career.
“I had an amazing time,” Heigl said in Marie Claire‘s August issue. “I love romantic comedies. But maybe I hit it a little too hard. I couldn’t say no. I stopped challenging myself. It became a bit by rote and, as a creative person, that can wear you down.”
So basically what they’re saying is a Tom Hardy/Katherine Heigl romantic comedy is definitely not going to happen. Sorry, Hollywood.
But while Heigl has given acting a backseat while she focuses on her kids, it sounds like Hardy still has a passion for film. He opened up in his interview about starring alongside James Gandolfini in The Drop, which became the late actor’s final film.
“When he died, I went to the funeral in the morning and then took a cab back to the editing room,” Hardy shared. “The first thing I did was go through all the [footage] again.”