Sunday, April 19, 2015
Tom Hardy Can't Sing, Finds Rocketman Challenging
But the British actor has revealed that he’s really struggling to portray the musician in upcoming biopic Rocketman, because he can’t sing to save his life.
‘I’m not a singer. I have no idea really,’ Hardy told The Sun at the premiere of his new film Child 44.
‘I’m really trying because of Rocket Man but it’s hard to open my mouth in that way’.
While the film will use Sir Elton’s original music, Hardy will obviously need to try to recreate his stage presence and singing mannerisms.
But The Dark Knight Rises star says he’s never been very musical, despite once dabbling in the world of rap.
‘I’m not really drawn towards singing and musicals and that stuff,’ he added.
‘I did some rap when I was a kid but I’m somebody’s dad now so it wouldn’t be too cool to crack that out!’
Tom Hardy the rapper? We’re really hoping that some video footage of this childhood hobby emerges at some point.
However, there’s unlikely to be much rapping in Rocketman.
Sir Elton is the executive producer of film, which focuses on his early years, and Hardy has admitted to walking around in the ‘Tiny Dancer’ singer’s clothes in order to understand him better.
Maybe he should have asked him for some singing lessons instead!