Don’t expect to call Tom Hardy an “a-hole” without hearing back from him!
The HitFix reporter fired shots at the actor after he allegedly made press wait four hours before he cancelled his interview at the junket!
But the guy who broke Batman’s back isn’t one to back down from a fight!
The 38-year-old star penned an open letter to the cranky critic on his blog — and while he definitely busted McWeeny for his unprofessional online rant, his response was otherwise surprisingly polite and professional!
Hardy started off apologizing on behalf of the staff in charge of the junket for keeping the press waiting, saying he had NO IDEA reporters were waiting. He explained:
“I want to apologise regardless on behalf of those that misled the both of us. That isn’t cool. At all. Neither were your tweets. But that’s by the by.”
We totally approve of this classy response — with a thinly-veiled backhanded slap calling out the critic for his ‘tude!
Ch-ch-check out the entire letter (below)!
Thank you for your email offering to retract your misdirected anger. I apologise for any part of you having to wait for an interview and then not get one. The truth is we (as I was paired for all interviews that day) were unaware that ANYBODY was waiting. Or even went without a TV interview. Someone somewhere must have thought putting it on me was a lot easier than losing their journalist relations for the ongoing junkets and multiple movies that are pending. I wish I would have napped to be honest.
One note to make is that per Fox, they said they “never actually told (you) that the interview was cancelled, simply that they were running behind schedule.” They also said that “Drew chose not to wait and left. Had he stayed, he would have gotten his interview as planned.”
Fuck.. Plot thickens ├óΓé¼┬ª Who knows what to trust my friend, but I do know the cancellation was definitely not made by myself.
Resisting the urge to dare you to say what you “rant tweeted” so publicly, to my face next time we meet, which I doubt you have the balls to do; I want to apologise regardless on behalf of those that misled the both of us. That isn’t cool. At all. Neither were your tweets. But that’s by the by.
I appreciate your apology of sorts in your emails to and fro which I am happy to openly post. Also as I hope you understand now and which you’ve made very clear in our emails back and forth, your legitimate frustration lies with those who organised the junket; who fed you and I misinformation; not me.
Again apologies for the clusterfk. And it’s knock on effect to your personal life. I appreciate it is a busy time of year for you and your time shouldn’t have been wasted. I never had any intention of causing you any inconveniences at all.
Best regards and thanks for calling me an asshole a lot
[Image via tomhardy.org.]