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Tom Hardy's baking obsession during lockdown

Coronavirus and the subsequent national lockdown in 2020 forced many people to find ways to fill their time away from the constant thrills of Netflix and Zoom quizzes. This was a struggle felt by people nationwide, celebrities included, with Tom Hardy having recently opened up about his newfound love for baking sourdough.

Speaking to Esquire about his newfound habit, the actor jokingly commented, “I still have the leaven! You have to feed that every day,” the actor said of the bread’s ingredients. “That’s a commitment. I’ve actually managed to back it up so I’ve got two. Just in case someone drops one on the floor or the jar explodes and it’s like, ‘That’s a year-and-a-half’s work!’” he continued. 

It’s a surprising revelation from the actor who most recently starred in Josh Trank’s biopic Capone as Al Capone and is soon to reprise his role as Eddie Brock in Marvel’s Venom: Let There Be Carnage. Also commenting on his dream of turning his baking hobby into a business, Hardy notes, “I was thinking I might open up a sourdough café,” the actor said, adding, “Coffee and sourdough and jiu-jitsu and AA meetings. You can bring your dog”.

His upcoming Marvel film will also see him work alongside screenwriter Kelly Marcel for his very first story credit, with Marcel commenting, “This is new for him, to get credit, but it’s not new for him to be this involved. He’s absolutely 100 per cent committed to everything that he does”.

Explaining his love for the Spider-Man villain, Marcel also added, “He’s married to Venom. He loves this character. He’s very involved in what he thinks should happen”.

Check out the trailer for Venom: Let There Be Carnage below, starring Tom Hardy, Woody Harrelson and Michelle Williams.