It’s unusual to see the British star in a lighter mood. His iconic performance as Bane didn’t please everyone a the time and is always ripe for a mickey take, but the star proves that he is more than capable of puncturing his own ego.
A video has surfaced of the Batman star recreating one of the most famous speeches from The Dark Knight.
The performance of Bane is often criticised for how mumbled and unintelligible much of his dialogue is under that mask.
Clearly they should have used a cricket box instead.
Hardy is filming himself at home with a cricketer’s cup, usually used to protect a sportsman’s privates, over his mouth.
Parodying his Bane voice he declares: “Oh, you think darkness is your ally. But you merely adopted the dark; I was born in it, moulded by it. I didn’t see the light until I was already a man, by then it was nothing to me but blinding”.
Best of all is the totally unimpressed reaction from his audience…
Although people can be heard laughing in the background, Hardy seems to be delivering his lines to one of his beloved dogs.
The action movie star was famously devoted to his golden labrador Woody.
Woody, however, can barely refrain from rolling his eyes at his master’s antics.