Venom star Tom Hardy covers the September 2018 issue of Esquire. He talks to the magazine about Venom being his most significant role yet.
Sounds like a lot of pressure doesn't it, asks Hardy.
So I spoke to the only person I could really trust in this environment: my older boy. [His comic-book-loving son] was a huge influence on me doing the role. Approaching the part, Hardy pulled inspiration from eccentric characters. He refers to
Woody Allen’s tortured neurosis and all the humor that can come from that. Conor McGregor—the überviolence but not all the talking. And Redman; out of control, living rent-free in his head. Read more at Esquire.com.