Tom Hardy's troubled past helped him to perform in 'Venom'

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Oct 04, 2018, 10.54 AM(IST)

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 "For me, obviously, I`m a bog standard alcoholic for my whole life as it were, I`m in recovery now, said Tom Hardy.
 

'Venom' star Tom Hardy revealed in a television show recently that he was addicted to alcohol and cocaine so much so that he took them on daily basis.
The 'Venom' actor opened up on a candid show called 'Good Morning Britain' about his past struggles and how he was a 'bog standard alcoholic' and how he suffered in the wake of grim crises.
 His struggle in the past lend a massive support in forming up the character that he had to essay, that of a person with a disturbed psyche in the new horror film 'Venom', in which he plays an investigative journalist whose body is invaded by an alien.
Hardy, who does not drink at present, said, "For me, obviously, I`m a bog standard alcoholic for my whole life as it were, I`m in recovery now.
"There are elements of that, `Okay, that`s my inside voice, normally I would act out on that but that`s not very good for me as a human being,` but this isn`t me. This is a superhero entity thing. But I can see the symbolism there, `Oh there`s a grown-up, there`s a man, I can`t go out and bite people`s heads off`."
Hardy's hardships started when he was just 11 and was given reminders by the policeman who visited his school to talk about the dangers of sniffing glue.