Tom Hardy has proven that he isn’t one to be messed with, hitting back at a critic who branded him a “spoiled baby” - in a rather gentlemanly fashion, of course.
The ‘Legend’ actor angered journalist Drew McWeeny by keeping him waiting at a press junket for his latest movie ‘The Revenant’, but Tom isn’t pleased about the fact Drew took to Twitter to criticise him.
Now, in an open letter posted on an "unofficial official" fan website, Tom has hit back, explaining the reason for the delay and politely - no seriously, he’s a total gent - explaining that he wasn’t even aware that the journalist was kept waiting for so long.
"The truth is we (as I was paired for all interviews that day) were unaware that ANYBODY was waiting. Or even went without a TV interview. Someone somewhere must have thought putting it on me was a lot easier than losing their journalist relations for the ongoing junkets and multiple movies that are pending. I wish I would have napped to be honest.
"I appreciate your apology of sorts in your emails to and fro which I am happy to openly post. Also as I hope you understand now and which you've made very clear in our emails back and forth, your legitimate frustration lies with those who organised the junket; who fed you and I misinformation; not me.
"Resisting the urge to dare you to say what you "rant tweeted" so publicly, to my face next time we meet, which I doubt you have the balls to do; I want to apologise regardless on behalf of those that misled the both of us.
"Again apologies for the clusterfk and its knock on effect to your personal life. I appreciate it is a busy time of year for you and your time shouldn't have been wasted. I never had any intention of causing you any inconveniences at all.
"Best regards and thanks for calling me an asshole a lot Tommy xxx"
What a man.
Drew’s original rant wasn’t just aimed at Tom, but also criticised the set-up of junkets, which are used to give journalists access to movie stars, when they are promoting new projects.
There has been another twist in the tale though, as Drew has stated that he hasn’t actually emailed Tom:
Here's some truth for you: I have never exchanged any e-mails with Tom Hardy. Hmmmm. Guess we can keep those plot twists coming, huh?— DrewAtHitFix (@DrewAtHitFix) December 23, 2015
You want to believe what you want to believe. I'm not going to stop you. And I don't need anyone to pick sides. You're being very silly.— DrewAtHitFix (@DrewAtHitFix) December 23, 2015
His initial rant included the following tweets:
I'll say it: Tom Hardy should stop doing junkets. He's terrible at them, and he makes it impossible for anyone to do their jobs. Fuck him.— DrewAtHitFix (@DrewAtHitFix) December 18, 2015
I get it, dude. Being a movie star is a burden. Thanks for making my job impossible because you're such a delicate fucking flower.— DrewAtHitFix (@DrewAtHitFix) December 18, 2015
Spoiled babies like Hardy count on the press needing access to them and staying quiet about how badly they behave. Dick move.— DrewAtHitFix (@DrewAtHitFix) December 18, 2015
Ouch. We’re guessing they haven’t sent each other Christmas cards.
Anyway, as an early Christmas present, here are 100 pictures of Tom Hardy, just lounging around and being Tom Hardy. Enjoy…