‘Venom’ Star Tom Hardy Voted Hollywood’s Hardest-To-Understand Actor

Is Peaky Blinders to blame?

Venom actor Tomy Hardy was voted the hardest star to understand in a recent survey looking at why more people are watching content with closed captions and subtitles.

Tom Hardy has recently been appearing as Eddie Brock/Venom in Sony’s Venom franchise, which sees him switching up his vocal performance to portray Eddie’s symbiotic counterpart. While his Venom voice is an impressive vocal performance, Some of Hardy’s past roles might have seen a few viewers switching on the subtitles.

While Tom Hardy topped the list of hardest-to-understand celebrities, the BBC drama Peaky Blinders, in which Hardy appears, came out on top of the TV shows that were hardest to understand.

Say What?

The survey, conducted by Preply, specifically questioned Americans on their subtitle usage and the actors they struggled to understand. Apparently, British accents just weren’t cutting it for them.

Peaky Blinders takes place in England just after World War I. Most characters in the show are based in the Northern city of Birmingham, with the Northern accent to match. Tom Hardy plays Alfie Solomons, a gangster based in London’s Camden Town and so adopts a cockney accent.

Tom Hardy’s cockney accent might not be the only one confusing American audiences. He also took on a very specific Romani accent when playing the role of Bane in The Dark Knight Rises. This, combined with the mask he wore over his mouth in the film, saw some audience members complaining they were struggling to understand the actor.

These past complaints over Tom Hardy’s various vocal performances don’t seem to have followed him as he has taken on the role of Venom. US audiences are probably more at ease with the American accent Hardy adopts in Sony’s Spider-Man spinoff movies.

Tom Hardy most recently appeared in Venom: Let There Be Carnage. Here’s the synopsis:

Tom Hardy returns to the big screen as the lethal protector Venom, one of MARVEL’S greatest and most complex characters. In search of his next big story, journalist Eddie Brock lands an exclusive interview with convicted murderer and death row inmate Cletus Kasady (Woody Harrelson), who discovers Eddie’s secret and becomes the host for Carnage, a menacing and terrifying symbiote.

Directed by Andy Serkis from a script written by Kelly Marcel, the film stars Tom Hardy, Michelle Williams, Naomie Harris, Reid Scott, Stephen Graham, and Woody Harrelson.

Venom: Let There Be Carnage is available on all home media formats. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news regarding Sony Pictures’ Venom franchise, and subscribe to our YouTube channel for more content!

Source: Preply