Hollywood movie star Tom Hardy has been seen all over south Wales filming Netflix film Havoc and having fun at Barry Island.
Now the man himself has spoken about how much he loves the seaside fair, which he and his family visited two days running back in July.
Appearing on Zoe Ball’s Breakfast Show on Radio 2, Hardy revealed that he and his two children love Barry Island Pleasure Park so much – and his five-year-old son is obsessed with the two-penny falls because the rides are a bit too fast.
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Zoe asked the Venom: Carnage star; “Am I right you’ve been spotted in Barry Island….. not the next Gavin & Stacey, but Netflix thriller Havoc?”
“Me being at Barry Island had nothing to do with Havoc,” said Tom, who kindly gave selfies to fans down the Island and also in Culverhouse Cross Marks & Spencer while he was filming in Wales.
“Havoc is a cop thriller set on the east coast of American and Barry Island is a legitimate fun festival of pleasure, a pleasure centre, and my children love it. And they love the penny drop slots.”
Tom Hardy enjoying one of the rides
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He went on to say that the family love the arcade slots where you have to wait and see if a huge haul of coins would drop down and that he had to tell his 13-year-old not to hit the side of the machine, despite the actor naughtily doing it himself in the past.
“I remember I must have done that,” he added. “But my five-year-old has a system, he was like an old lady at the Las Vegas slots, he didn’t want to go on any of the rides because they were two fast and two scary, and then he won a little black plastic necklace. It was a big win.”
Tom also revealed he’s been making sourdough lately and gave some tips on proving his mix to Zoe, who also asked him about reading on CBeebies.
“I love CBeebies, I might just hang up the acting gloves.. but I can’t do it too much otherwise people will be like ‘enough already’,” the actor added.
Tom isn’t the only famous face who has been seen in Wales this past summer – his Havoc co-stars Forest Whittaker and Luis Guzman visited Tenby and dined out with Lin-Manuel Miranda in Pontcanna, respectively and the cast of B BC’s Doctor Who have been seen in Grangetown and Roath.
You can catch up on Zoe Ball’s Breakfast Show on BBC Sounds.
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