As has been thoroughly reported by now, “The Revenant” was not an easy shoot. The locations were unforgiving, Alejandro G. Iñárritu was demanding, and actors were pushed to the limit in conditions that would test the bravest of souls. But sometimes you have to smile in the face of adversity, and that’s pretty much what Tom Hardy did.
“When things get a bit too serious, I go, ‘Why don’t we have a cuddle in front of all these people here?’ ” Hardy told EW about grappling with his director on set. “It ends with both of us falling down in the snow. I think that’s a good thing. If I’m the naughty boy for doing that, then I’d rather be the naughty boy and release that tension.”
“He had the affability to me of the donkey from ‘Shrek‘ and I’m Shrek,” Hardy added, meanwhile, about his co-star Leonardo DiCaprio he stated: “I do a bit of heavy-lifting with all the lingo and Leo does the face-pulling. He does some significant face-pulling. And he’s awesome at it.”
“The Revenant” opens on Christmas Day and below are two new posters, featuring both Hardy and DiCaprio doing some serious face-pulling.