Tom Hardy says he is “f—king lucky to be here” after his battle with drugs nearly claimed his life.
The “Mad Max: Fury Road” star said his drug addiction was so bad at one point, he would have done anything to get hold of the illegal substances.
“I would have sold my mother for a rock of crack,” he told Yahoo! New Zealand.
“I was a shameful suburban statistic,” he said. “I was told very clearly, ‘You go down that road, Tom, you won’t come back. That’s it. All you need to know.’ That message stayed with me clearly for the rest of my days. I am f–king lucky to be here.”
Hardy, who voiced Bane in “The Dark Knight Rises,” has been sober since 2003. The 37-year-old also spoke about his reputation as Hollywood’s “hard man.”
“People didn’t sit up and take any notice of me until I started putting on weight, kicking people and being aggressive,” he said. “The trouble with Hollywood is that they want you to be something, then they think you’re who they wanted you to be. I’m not a fighter. I’m a petite little bourgeois boy from London.”