Hardy was held for joyriding at 15
Actor Tom Hardy (above) says he arrested for joyriding when he was 15. The 39-year-old, who grew up in South West London, said his “privileged and peaceful” upbringing pushed him to want to mess “everything up” in his teens, reported Daily Mirror. “It’s the suburbs, the life is so privileged and peaceful and so bloody dull, it gives you the desire to want to mess everything up. I got arrested at 15 for joyriding in a stolen Mercedes. And for good measure there was a gun in the car.” He adds, “I just had to endanger myself — it was a kind of self- harming.”
Hardy says these desires drive him to take on wretched characters”. “Violence still has a romance for me. That’s why I get cast as criminals, villains, wretched characters,” he said.