Come Dine With Hardy in new film

The Bolton News: Tom Hardy takes inspiration for characters from Come Dine With Me Tom Hardy takes inspiration for characters from Come Dine With Me

Tom Hardy has revealed an unlikely inspiration for his character in Lawless - cult cookery show Come Dine With Me.

The Dark Knight Rises star plays a bare-knuckle boxer with a soft heart in the upcoming film, also starring Gary Oldman and Guy Pearce.

When asked by Total Film how he got into character as the Prohibition tough guy, he said: "I watch Come Dine With Me!"

The actor added of the Channel 4 show: "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."

Tom said his Lawless character, Forrest Bondurant, was a matriarch. He continued: "He's a mother. I don't think it's being macho, I don't think that's what masculinity is."

Lawless opens in cinemas on September 7, 2012.

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