LONDON – We talked EXCLUSIVELY with Tom Hardy’s twin brother about his brother, being a twin and the new crime film Legend in which he has a role opposite his brother Tom Hardy.
Having a famous identical twin brother can’t be easy, but for Tom Hardy – Tom Hardy’s identical twin brother – at least it has had the compensation in providing some work. Tom Hardy stars in Legend opposite his brother as Reggie Kray (Tom Hardy is playing Ronnie). Tom Hardy came into the Studio Exec’s UK ‘gaff’ to talk about his role in the film:
The Kray brothers have always fascinated me and I leaped at the chance to be involved in the film. Brian Helgeland is a great director and I’m really enjoying the chance to work with all these great people.
What was it like working with your brother?
Your brother Tom.
I don’t have a brother. I’m an only child.
Very good Tom. I’ve seen the movie. Did you squabble a lot on set?
Oh, wait I see the confusion. No I play the twins Reggie and Ronnie Kray. I play both of them. In England they’re figures of some controversy, with some people claiming they were good lads, whereas most people think they were thuggish gangsters. Of course, there have been several films made about them. Villain with Richard Burton
Why have you both got the same name?
You and your brother.
Look I’ve told. I don’t have a twin brother. That’s just me.
But there are two identical versions of you on screen at the same time.
We used a CGI technique to blend the footage.
This is bullshit!
I had the same exact trouble with the Armie Hammer twins.
Oh, those guys are assholes, don’t put us in the same league as those guys. Me and Tom are much more… oh shit. I’ve got to go.
At that point Tom Hardy terminated the interview, Downey Jr. style.
Legend will be released in 2015.