Tom Hardy has been enthralling viewers in the BBC‘s new period drama, Taboo.
British acting favourite, Tom Hardy plays the tough-talking and hard-to-hear gangster, James Delaney. While the show has achieved critical acclaim – despite losing Hardy millions – from its audience, most of us can’t help but notice the dialogue is a bit strange.
Wreaking havoc on the streets of London is not easy for the tattooed adventurer – more at home in Africa – so Hardy’s character persists to grunt his way through each hour-long episode.
The video affirms what we all secretly knew: Hardy’s acting skill knows so few bounds that he can convey cinematic excellence with just the slight, unfathomable omission from his vocal chords. His barely audible performance as Bane in The Dark Knight Rises is nothing in comparison to Delaney.
You can watch the full 40 second grunt-tacular below:
Fair enough, language in the 19th century might not have developed to the high standards of modern day linguistics, adept as we are in deploying memes and emojis instead of wasting our time with words.
If you’re after some more soothing words though, you can always relax and unwind with a Tom Hardy Bedtime Story special on CBeebies. Officially no grunting allowed.
A former emo kid who talks too much about 8Chan meme culture, the Kardashian Klan, and how her smartphone is probably killing her. Francesca is a Cardiff University Journalism Masters grad who has done words for BBC, ELLE, The Debrief, DAZED, an art magazine you’ve never heard of and a feminist zine which never went to print.