Actor Tom Hardy says he did not have any problem switching between both gay and straight characters in his film “Legend”.
The 37-year-old “Mad Max Fury Road” star plays identical twin gangsters Ronald and Reginald Kray in the new crime thriller and said he had no problem playing both the characters, reported Female First.
“Do you know what I didn’t even think about it. I don’t think it needs playing, that’s that. Ronnie was gay, does that make sense? If I thought about then that would give me pause to think about it, but I just had to get on with doing what I’m doing which is my job,” he said.
Hardy believes actors often over-think roles and prefers to take a more organic approach.
“I think if you start playing anything then I think you start to miss the point of what it is you’re supposed to do. I think what was complicated is that we don’t know if Reggie was gay as well or not, that’s questionable.
“So that’s where I had to look at ‘Legend’ as its own separate entity and within this entity Reggie’s heterosexual, Ronnie’s gay let’s get on with it.”
“Legend” is based on the book “The Profession of Violence: The Rise and Fall of the Kray Twins” by John Pearson.