Hardy’s challenge of playing Kray twins
Actor Tom Hardy, who has in the movie Legend essayed the infamous Kray twins—a notorious criminal duo in London active in the 1950s and 1960s—has spoken about the twin challenge he faced while filming the scenes. “Whatever I laid down in the morning, I had to literally follow in the afternoon with the other character,” Hardy told ew.com. He spoke about the challenges of changing into the roles of both the twins Ronald “Ronnie” Kray and Reginald “Reggie” Kray. “You realise that, if I’m playing Reggie at the top of the day, and I’m slapping Ron, Reggie’s got rings on, I’m going to have to go back in, and shoot the Ron side of it. If I’ve thrown a hard slap as Reggie, then I’m going to receive as Ron, a hard slap from Reggie. I’m getting twice the beating,” he said.