Journalist Calls Tom Hardy a “Delicate F*cking Flower”, Hardy Responds

Actor Tom Hardy and journalist Drew McWeeny exchange words

There’s nothing like a heated and public exchange between a film critic and an actor. On the morning of December 18, journalist Drew McWeeny of HitFix posted a series of angry tweets after a scheduled interview between him and Tom Hardy didn’t happen. Based on his tweets, McWeeny claimed that after being forced to wait for over three hours at The Revenant junket to conduct the interview, Hardy failed to show. In his tweets, McWeeny accused Hardy of being a “spoiled baby” and a “delicate fucking flower.”


Hardy, who has been criticized by the media in the past for similar situations, responded to the tweets by posting an open letter to McWeeny on his website.

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“Dear Drew,

Thankyou 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 … 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 
Tommy xxx”

In response to Hardy’s mention of an email exchange between himself and McWeeny, the journalist recently tweeted that the emails mentioned do not exist.