Tom Hardy On Playing Bane In Christopher Nolan's Third Batman - 'The Dark Knight Rises'

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Tom Hardy at the premiere of 'This Means War' in London
Tom Hardy at the premiere of 'This Means War' in London

Tom Hardy has said he had to get used to wearing a super-tight mask to play Bane in The Dark Knight Rises.

The 34-year-old was hand-picked by director Christopher Nolan to play the comic book villain, known for his shaved head and headwear which looks like a gas mask.

Speaking at the premiere of his latest film, This Means War, Hardy said: "Bane's mask is tight, actually. I got used to it, but you get used to anything really, in time."

The actor has described the character as "brutal" and "heavy-handed", but said that he had no problem separating himself from the role.

"I didn't get into a dark place at all. A lot of dark characters are easy to have distance from, it's something I feel comfortable with, I suppose."

Hardy added that he enjoyed being silly for his role in romantic comedy This Means War.

"It was nice to do something fun as I always take myself so seriously," he said.

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