As if we needed a reason to love Tom Hardy more…
At a recent press conference in Cannes to promote Mad Max, Hardy was asked if he had been concerned by the amount of women in the film.
Mad Max has been described as feminist movie -and has been boycotted by a number of men's rights activists - simply for having so many strong female characters such as Charlize Theron's protagonist 'Furiosa'.
Toronto Star film critic Peter Howell was the unfortunate soul who posed the question to Hardy at a Q&A earlier this month and received this withering look in return followed by a simple answer - 'no'.
Here's the exchange in full:
Screencaps of Tom's face have been shared widely online and are no doubt on track to meme status.
Howell, for his part, has tweeted that his question was badly worded.
@joanchang My question to Hardy was badly worded, opposite to my intent & regretted. I'm delighted he's a Mad Max surrounded by women.— Peter Howell 🖊 (@peterhowellfilm) May 27, 2015
@mousterpiece I was hoping for a funny response from him about working with so many women in a genre usually dominated by men. I failed.— Peter Howell 🖊 (@peterhowellfilm) May 27, 2015
We'll forgive you, Peter - Tom's reaction was punishment enough.