Tom Hardy "napalmed" his throat when he tried to eat a hot chilli pepper.
The British actor is famed for playing tough movie characters and sometimes flaunts his masculinity at home. Tom has recalled a kitchen catastrophe when he tried to prove to an ex-girlfriend that he could handle biting into a raw Scotch Bonnet.
"My ex was cooking and I saw these sweet peppers on the side. I was like, 'What are these?' She said, 'Don't touch those. Those are Scotch Bonnets.' Y'know when women can be knowing? It immediately brings out the 'f**k you' in me.
"She said, 'It is the hottest chilli known to man.' At which point, I was like, 'Yeah? Well, f**k 'em!'" Tom told the latest edition of Esquire magazine. "I bit into one. And it was like a f**king Harrier jet took off in my mouth and just napalmed my throat, my eyes, my nose. My face f**king blew up."
Tom found the heat from the chilli completely overwhelming. He was desperate to calm the fire in his throat and asked for some advice. However, his former partner's solution proved far from useful.
"'F**king Jesus Christ! How do I stop this?' She said, 'You drink beer.' I've been sober for ten years. I was like, 'Is there any other way?' I was crawling on the floor. She was absolutely right. Stay away from the Scotch bonnets," he warned.
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