TOM Hardy has been candid about how he “got through” his privileged life “with crime and drugs” before coming back to his senses.
Actor Peaky Blinders, 44, who played Alfie Solomons in the hit TV series, entered rehab on his own in 2003.
His journey to sobriety comes after he realizes that he can “destroy everything” if he drinks too much.
One Tom’s dad told the Daily Mirror in 2017: “If I had 4 liters of beer and half a bottle of vodka, I could turn this room into an absolute nightmare in about three minutes.
“I can destroy everything in my life that I worked so hard for.”
His alcohol and drug problems emerged after he told of his “privileged and peaceful” upbringing in East Sheen, south-west London.
However, the Krays star believes this partly sparked his days of rebellion and downfall, and added to the publication: “It’s the suburbs, life is so privileged and peaceful and So dull, it gives you the instinctive desire to want to f**k things up.
“I was arrested at the age of 15 for playing around in a stolen Mercedes. And for good measure, have a gun in the car.
“I just had to put myself in danger – it was a kind of self-harm.”
Tom previously said of his teenage years: “I was an obnoxious, trouble-making lunatic.”
The star was discovered at drama school and signed up to participate in the television series Band Of Brothers directed by Steven Spielberg.
It was his big break, but Tom is still chronically addicted to alcohol and drugs.
“I sold my mother for a cracked rock,” he said. . . The police would come, they would beat me, but it never killed me so I said, “Okay, what else do you have?”
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More recently, he opened up about his past as he boasted of being a “sandwich standard alcoholic” and talked about how he drew inspiration from his demons for his new film. , Venom.
Tom was interviewed with co-star Riz Ahmed, and told Good Morning Britain’s Richard Arnold: “It’s clear to me that I’m a standard alcoholic bogged down, all my life, in recovery.
“There are elements where I go, ‘OK, that’s my inner voice.’ Normally I would act on that, but it’s not good for me as a human being.
“But this isn’t me, this is a superhero entity. I can see the logo there.”
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Tom Hardy fans can rejoice as it has been confirmed that he will be joining the sixth and final season of Peaky Blinders.
When the BBC show revealed their official trailer for series 6, Tom’s character Alfie was introduced.
The short clip shows Tommy Shelby (Cillian Murphy) walking through the old Solomons rum distillery.
Alfie appeared from the shadows, and Tommy said, “Alfie, I think I might have written your final script.”
Tom Hardy’s Alfie made his debut on Peaky Blinders in season 2 as the leader of a Jewish gang in London.
After forming an alliance with the Peaky Blinders to overthrow the local Italian gang, Alfie and Tommy develop a friendly rivalry that evolves into betrayal.
Their rivalry came to a head in the season 4 finale when Tommy shot Alfie in the face after another arm cross.
But the season 5 finale revealed that Alfie was still alive, but severely scarred from the shooting.
Fans are speculating that there’s a big reason Tommy is seeking Alfie’s help in Peaky Blinders season 6.
They assume that he is still planning to take down the leader of the fascist party, Oswald Mosley (Sam Claflin).
Fans say that, despite his history of betrayal, Alfie is really the perfect person to help Tommy fight such a powerful enemy.
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https://www.thesun.co.uk/tvandshowbiz/17778038/peaky-blinders-tom-hardy-return-crime-drugs-rehab/ “I had the privilege of being raised but I suffered everything with crime and drugs,” says Peaky Blinders star Tom Hardy.