Remember when the internet discovered Tom Hardy’s old Myspace photos and went into meltdown for a few days?
To be fair, the pictures were absolutely glorious and seeing an actor best known for badass roles like Bane, Mad Max, Bronson and the Kray Twins in some quite cringeworthy poses in his pre-fame younger days was quite the experience for us all.
The account in question has long been deleted but, thanks to the power of the internet, the images will probably survive on blogs and social media forever.
To his credit, however, the 37-year-old Legend star has now insisted that he feels “no shame” about the hilarious snaps, which include him posing in a pair of grubby Y-fronts and leaning seductively against a door frame.
Tom Hardy's old Myspace pictures…. hahahahah pic.twitter.com/0i80inhd
— Komz. (@_komzlfc) September 28, 2012
— Benjamin Lee (@benfraserlee) May 18, 2015
Speaking to Sky News, Hardy said:
I’ve got no shame about my Myspace photos, especially the one of me in my underpants which is a glorious photo of a man in his natural habitat.
In my tighty-whitey budgie smugglers. In America, they say ‘You should be ashamed of this’ but I’m actually not remotely ashamed – that is me in my natural habitat, thank you.
I might not be an Adonis, but I like to think of myself as an Adonis in that photo.