might be chock-full of madness
in Mad Max: Fury Road
-- but behind the scenes, he’s quite the softy!
The 37-year-old actor will portray Max in the upcoming film, a role that originally belonged to Mel Gibson. ET sat down with Hardy, who told us about his meeting with the iconic star.
“I felt I ought to touch base with him because Mad Max is synonymous with Mel Gibson,” Hardy told ET. “We had lunch, and I made him a bracelet.”
That’s right, Hardy likes to get a little crafty!
“It just felt like the right thing to do,” said Hardy of his gift to Mel. “He was very pleasant actually.”
Gibson wasn’t the only one to receive an arts and crafts present from Hardy, who sports a parachute cord military bracelet in the film that was made for him by one of his friends in the military. After months of shooting in the desert, Hardy was inspired to make bracelets of his own for the cast and crew.
“We started making them on set,” said Hardy. “There’s loads of ‘bro-celets’ running around.”
Hardy also left a unique gift for his co-star Charlize Theron
-- a painted basket that Esquire
reports was inscribed, “You are an absolute nightmare, BUT you are also f**king awesome. I’ll kind of miss you. Love, Tommy.”
“I just got into a bit of a painting frenzy for a while,” said Hardy, "and I made one for Charlize.”
You can see Charlize and Tom (complete with bracelet) when Mad Max: Fury Road hits theaters May 15.