No, I’m not referring to the late and great novelist and poet. I am discussing the man everyone couldn’t understand in The Dark Knight Rises, but who is a kick a$$ chameleon of acting with several sides of gorgeous. Yes, this is technically a blog with “mommy” in the title. Yes, I am tired of talking about toddlers and tutus this week, so let’s talk about Tom Hardy.
I’m a mommy and this is my blog. The two don’t always enjoy each other’s company. Although motherhood always comes with comic relief, I want to talk about something less tiring, messy and frustrating. Maybe even someone talented and sexy (other than my husband, of course, who is probably stuck in an eye roll as we speak).
Yes, my husband is aware of my movie star crush. And, I’m pretty sure he has nothing to worry about. All of my previous movie star crushes grew older, are now scarce in moviemaking and let’s just say they never knocked on my door (I waited for a long time, Ralph Fiennes and Daniel Day Lewis, but you just never came a knock, knock, knocking).
I do hope I can put a picture in the frame above with a non-Photoshopped, real pic someday. I’ll leave the space empty for now, with hopes that I can someday see my smiling face next to the one and only Mr. Hardy. Hopefully, my husband will agree to hold my purse and take the picture.
Enter Netflix and the Masterpiece Theater/PBS version with Tom Hardy as Heathcliff. Hello 21st century hotness. His Heathcliff is brooding, but not too much. He doesn’t overact like the actors in the 1930s. His chemistry with Charlotte Riley is (sadly) near perfect (they are now engaged). His long, brown, wavy hair flows perfectly. Look at the darkness in those eyes. His eyes should receive an Oscar alone!
He plays the intense and cocky Eames. He’s self-assured and sexy. He has a small part, but he knows the system. It’s a great breakout role and, in my opinion, he stole the show. That’s probably why Christopher Nolan cast him in The Dark Knight Rises.
This movie was underplayed in the media. It was excellent and I rooted for my Mr. Hardy until the bitter end. This is a different kind of handsome. It’s the tough boxer with the don’t-f#$*-with-me bravado. And, he does it impeccably. Look at those guns and the size of his neck. Can you say beautiful chameleon?
Many people dissed my Mr. Hardy for his villainous role. He was too hard to understand, they complained. Shame on you for blaming my fair actor. It was the mask. It was the costume design. Even bald and with a mask that looks like a metal, Darth Vader knock-off meets 1930s gas paraphernalia, his acting was so great that I bet you had to look him up on IMDB. I bet you didn’t know he was such a god of hotness. He covered up his hotness for that role. It takes a lot to hide all of that.
He starred in This Means War, but got the supporting role to Chris Pine and I think it was a travesty, so I won’t include a hotness synopsis or a picture. He also starred in Bronson and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, which I have yet to watch. I need to spread out my Tom Hardy viewing, so I don’t run out of new options. Not to mention, and this is where the mommy topic seeps in, I have a 4-year-old and find it harder and harder to get…um, I mean watch…me some Hardy.
Next up, he will be starring as Max in Mad Max: Fury Road. Then, he will play Al Capone in David Yates trilogy, Cicero. He has also been rumored to be starring as Lex Luthor in Christopher Nolan’s untitled Superman movie series. This is a rumor, but please make it so, Christopher Nolan. Is there a petition I can sign? Can I start a petition? Should I lie in front of your loft or house in support of this hot cause?
I Rest My Case: Hotness Closing Argument
So what do you say, Tom Hardy, fly me out to one of your movie premieres and let my husband take my picture with you. It’s for a good cause. It’s a representation of possibility and dreams achieved for all mommies. Not to mention, I’ll have a picture for the frame above that I bought just for you.