Tom Hardy Talks About Being An Alcoholic Drug Addict

Tom Hardy Talks About Being An Alcoholic Drug Addict

Tom Hardy, the dashing Brit in 'Inception,' has revealed more of his past in a Men's Health UK article (via Just Jared). He recently said in a different interview that he has had gay sex, adding, "Of course I have. I'm an actor for f*ck's sake."

On being addicted to drugs and booze:

"I thought I'd have a little bit of a party, and I'd end up high and frightened, in places that scared me. In a blackout I could end up anywhere. I might wake up somewhere the other side of London, or in another country. Or in bed with someone I didn't know, not knowing how I got there. Bleeding. This was on a daily basis. And I was going to work. I didn't want to appear rock 'n' roll. I didn't want anyone to know I was out of control, but I couldn't hide it. Eventually, the body gives up. My body told me. I was completely kaput. I was lucky I didn't get hepatitis or AIDS."

On his two-year-old son:

"Louis arriving was an absolute godsend. Children need things. Not want things. Want and need are two different things I have always mixed up. When Louis came along he was like, 'You can't think about you! I'm here!' It separated a lot of my selfish behavior."

On training for his upcoming film Warrior:

"We arrived at the gym at 7am. We'd have breakfast before we got there. Peanut butter on toast. Then we got in the joint, had our protein shakes and a gallon of water. Then stretching, warming up - skipping. Then we'd go into boxing for two hours. Two hours of pad work for elbows and knees, kicks and Muay Thai. Then a couple of hours of Jiu Jitsu. And then choreography. Then we'd do an evening session: a couple of hours in the gym. Variations of weights, hitting a different muscle group every day."

He was an alcoholic and crack addict until 2003. He has a son, Louis Hardy, with ex-girlfriend Rachael Speed and is engaged to actress Charlotte Riley.

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