Hollywood’s Tom Hardy Cites Conor McGregor As Inspiration For “Venom” Role

Hollywood star Tom Hardy is currently set to play lead character Eddie Brock in the upcoming film adaptation of Marvel’s Venom. With that in mind, Hardy has now come forward to reveal that none other than UFC megastar Conor McGregor was an influence on his character.

Speaking to RTE Entertainment, Hardy offered a few words on the matter.

“I don’t think he’d be bothered, really. Conor doesn’t strike me as the type of person who might be that bothered!

“It was not Venom: he was not based on him. There were more elements of Eddie Brock which needed to be pinned on somebody who’s incredibly handy physically. And, obviously, Conor is incredibly handy physically.

“Here was an aspect the studio wanted somebody who could fight, which they always do in these sort of hero movies. They want somebody who can have a scrap. Conor obviously wants to have a scrap with everybody, so that’s useful.

“He [McGregor] was definitely a key note but I don’t know if you’d recognise him in the portrayal. It was more of an interior choice, if that makes sense.”

Venom is set to release Oct. 5, 2018.

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