‘Venom’: Tom Hardy Says His Son Thought He Wasn’t Playing Him Right

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With just a few short days until Venom finally hits theaters, its lead star Tom Hardy has been making the rounds promoting the film – telling some interesting stories from production and beyond.

During both his preparation and his actual performance in the role, Hardy revealed that he got some surprising insight from his 10-year-old son. Hardy claims that his son was mostly critical to his portrayal initially, even telling him that he was doing more things wrong than right:

“He was pretty much in the driving seat for most of it, and I did use him as my anthology and mythology wizard. He told me what I was doing wrong and I was doing more things wrong than I was doing right because children are deeply honest. He was my little spirit guide in that aspect. So as far as I’m concerned, I passed his [test], and that’s the best I could do.”

Hardy made some interesting comments this week about his favorite footage from the film being absent from the finished product. Hardy later clarified his comments following fans’ shocked reactions.

Hopefully, Hardy’s son was the right spirit guide he needed in bringing his version of Eddie Brock to life. What do you make of Hardy’s perspective and how he took some interesting insight from his young son? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news for Venom and more.

Directed by Ruben Fleischer from a script by Jeff Pinkner & Scott Rosenberg and Kelly Marcel, the film stars Tom Hardy, Michelle Williams, Riz Ahmed, Scott Haze, Reid Scott, Jenny Slate, Ron Cephas Jones, and Woody Harrelson.

One of Marvel’s greatest and most complex characters takes center stage as Eddie Brock (Tom Hardy) becomes the host for the alien symbiote Venom. As a journalist, Eddie has been trying to take down the notorious founder of the Life Foundation, genius Carlton Drake (Riz Ahmed) – and that obsession ruined his career and his relationship with his girlfriend, Anne Weying (Michelle Williams).

Upon investigating one of Drake’s experiments, the alien Venom merges with Eddie’s body, and he suddenly has incredible new superpowers, as well as the chance to do just about whatever he wants. Twisted, dark, unpredictable, and fueled by rage, Venom leaves Eddie wrestling to control dangerous abilities that he also finds empowering and intoxicating. As Eddie and Venom need each other to get what they’re looking for, they become more and more intertwined — where does Eddie end and Venom begin?

The film hits theaters on October 5, 2018.

Source: ET Online

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