Tom Hardy Company magazine interview

New interview (two articles with different quotes from the same interview as I can't find the full thing online).

Tom Hardy Says He's a 'Skype Father' – and It Makes Him Sad

Tom Hardy may be a bankable Hollywood star these days, but one of his biggest roles is off-screen: as a father to his 4-year-old son, Louis.

"I like to go no longer than three weeks without seeing my loved ones, but it does take some juggling," Hardy, 34, tells Company Magazine's August issue of being a working dad who often has to film far from home.

"I'm very much aware of being a 'Skype father,' which is sad," he says. "But I have to have the finances to make sure [my son will] be secure, and I can only do that by working."

According to Hardy, who next stars as the villain Bane in The Dark Knight Rises and in the historical crime drama Lawless this summer, Louis lives mostly with his mother, Rachael Speed, whom he dated on and off for several years.

"[Louis] plays rugby. He's rubbish at it but he's really full of heart," he says. "He's a beautiful boy. But I would think that, wouldn't I?"

Hardy also reveals that he's "quite needy" as a boyfriend to his current fiancée, actress Charlotte Riley, 30.

"I was an only child so I got a lot of attention from my mum. I think that is naturally going to transfer onto any poor woman who's in my life," he says. "However, if you were my partner, you'd get a lot of attention back."


Tom Hardy: "I'm prepared to go to therapy... I'm a needy boyfriend"

Tom Hardy - of big muscled, angry faced, sexy strong-man actor fame, has revealed he's a needy boyfriend. Daww.

"I’m quite needy!" he tells this month's Company magazine.

"I was an only child so got a lot of attention from my mum. I think that is naturally going to transfer onto any poor woman who’s in my life."

"I actually think that dating can be a struggle, as I do demand a lot of fuss made of me! However, if you were my partner, you’d get a lot of attention back."

He goes on to admit that however needy and demanding he might be, he's prepared to do a lot for the woman he's with as well. so that pretty much leaves him in the clear doesn't it?

"This is going to sound boring, but I’m prepared to go to any sort of counselling or therapy in order to keep my feet on the ground and clean up my act to be in a relationship," revealed the Hardy man.

"I’ll do anything to be both a better boyfriend and a better father. Hmm. That sounds really worthy, doesn’t it? But it’s what I believe I have to do."

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