THE DARK KNIGHT RISES - Tom Hardy Talks About Playing Bane

Tom Hardy was doing press for This Means War recently. During the interview he shared what it was like to play Bane in Christopher Nolan's highly-anticipated film The Dark Knight Rises. Whether you like Bane's voice or not, it is very hard to understand. Even Hardy had difficulty and has said that he had trouble getting used to wearing the face mask for the role:

Bane’s mask is tight, actually. I got used to it, but you get used to anything really, in time.

Hardy describes Bane as “brutal” and “heavy-handed” but says that it was easy for him to separate himself from the role.

I didn’t get into a dark place at all. A lot of dark characters are easy to have distance from, it’s something I feel comfortable with, I suppose.

The Dark Knight Rises was written by Christopher Nolan and Jonathan Nolan, with a story by Nolan and David S. Goyer. The cast includes Christian Bale, Anne Hathaway, Tom Hardy, Marion Cotillard, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman, and Morgan Freeman. The sequel arrives in theaters on July 20, 2012. I am looking forward to seeing Bane on screen and hope we can hear him better.

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