Tom Hardy tacked on nearly 30 lbs. of pure bulk to play Bane in “The Dark Knight Rises.”
Hardy later told CineMovie he ballooned up to 190 lbs., which was still not enough for some fans:
“I’m at 190 [lbs.]. Bat-fans want me to be over 220lbs. 400lbs. I’m like, dude! Batman is like Superman, Spider-Man — he belongs to so many people. So many people love him. He belongs to them, and when you step into that kind of character, you are going to fail. And be judged. I’m human, and I do read things. I read the comments, and I cry. I can’t cry for everybody. I just give them a job, and be the best that I can be. Just trust me. I trust Nolan.”
Hardy has gone on to mention that he still has some permanent physical ailments that never went away after buffing-up for his role as Bane. Poor, Tom.