Tom Hardy might just be the hardest-working actor around (not counting Michael Fassbender or Fassbender’s main squeeze, Alicia Vikander). Hardy might win an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor this Sunday, which would be a nice consolation after he was forced to leave Suicide Squad so that he could spend more time thinking of ways to leave Leonardo DiCaprio to die in a frozen wasteland. I suspect Hardy won’t mind if he doesn’t take home the statue. He has always seemed to be more interested in the work itself rather than any accolades that come his way. And more importantly, will the Oscars allow him to bring his dog to the ceremony?
Whatever happens on Sunday, Hardy is now focused on his next project, the rather fantastic-looking Taboo, an eight-part miniseries coming to FX. Based on an idea by Hardy and his dad (the brilliantly-named Chips Hardy), Taboo is about a nineteenth century adventurer who returns to London and take over his late father’s shipping company. Hardy fans will be pleased that the actor’s signature intensity and playful twinkle in the eyes are both front and center. Oh, and he also gets naked. Taboo will shatter your ideas of civilized nineteenth century merchants later this year.