Gavin O’Connor on casting Tom Hardy;
“That was the trick to the casting. I needed an actor who had that primal, sort of animalistic quality, and who also had extreme vulnerability, gentleness, and tenderness. Tom Hardy has those things, and they were very important for his character, because Tommy does dastardly things. And when he does them, you have to believe – even if you believe it unconsciously – that what he’s doing is coming from a place of pain. Tom was able to represent that in a pretty potent way.”
That´s our boy.