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Tom Hardy: Bronson made me fat

Tom Hardy has admitted he got "really fat" making the movie Bronson.

The Inception star played notorious criminal and boxer Charles Bronson in the biopic and had to gain two-and-a-half stone for the role, so he enjoyed gorging on chocolate and pizza.

Tom told Shortlist magazine: "I was a mess after Bronson. I got really fat. I was a real road crash."

He added: "Bronson was fun. For Bronson I just ate chocolate and pizza, lifted Pnut [his 16-stone former US marine personal trainer] up and down the stairs, played Xbox, shaved my head and grew a moustache."

But for his new martial arts film Warrior, the 34-year-old put on 28lb of muscle after committing to a strict diet and exercise regime.

Tom said: "Pnut had the problem of getting the rust off me. By the time I went to Pittsburgh to film Warrior I had two hours of boxing, two hours of muay thai, two hours of jiu jitsu, two hours of choreography and two hours of weight lifting a day, every day for eight weeks.

"I don't know how people do that every day."

:: Warrior is in cinemas now.

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