NEW YORK, NY - JULY 16: Actor Tom Hardy attends "The Dark Knight Rises" premiere at AMC Lincoln Square Theater on July 16, 2012 in New York City.  (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/FilmMagic)
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How The Dark Knight Rises Changed Tom Hardy Forever
To play Bane in “The Dark Knight Rises”, Tom Hardy gained 30 pounds from a workout aimed to gain muscle in a short amount of time. In a 2017 interview, he admitted, “I've probably damaged my body too much. I'm only little! If I keep putting on weight I'll collapse like a house of cards under too much pressure."
Hardy warned that actors in their 40s need to be mindful of what happens to their bodies when they train excessively and then don’t continue it due to their busy filming schedules. After training for “The Dark Knight Rises” and the film “Warrior,” Hardy revealed that he feels achier, can’t lift his children as easily, and has “[...] joints that click that probably shouldn’t [do that].”
Since talking about the adverse effects of Hollywood-style regimens, Hardy hasn’t done a role that required an extreme physical transformation. Instead, he seems to have found a middle ground for his role as Eddie Brock in the “Venom” series for which he reportedly trained five days a week by practicing mixed martial arts, boxing, and jiu-jitsu.