Hardy to gain 28 pounds for ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ role

February 23rd, 2011 - 3:11 pm ICT by IANS  

London, Feb 23 (IANS) Actor Tom Hardy says he is worried about putting on 28 pounds in preparation for his role as villain in “The Dark Knight Rises”.”I’ve got to get up to about 196 lbs (pounds). I’m 168 lbs-and-a-bit now and we start shooting in May, so I’ve got only three months to bulk up, it’s a lot of fat and trickery,” contactmusic.com quoted him as saying.

The “Inception” star also revealed he loves playing the bad guy because he is a big softie in real life.

“I’ve cornered the market on the old psychos and weirdos. I think it’s because I know what frightens me. I’m a big softie really. I’m quite scared of everything, so I’m naturally quite fearful so my job is just to observe and mimic people so whatever scares me I just portray in movies,” he said.

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