Tom Hardy’s bum note in Star Wars cameo
A BIZARRE Tom Hardy cameo has emerged in which he slaps Stars Wars actor John Boyega on the behind.
The Taboo actor’s appearance in the latest movie was confirmed last year, but when The Last Jedi came out Tom fans may have noted his absence.
Now, however, a deleted scene has emerged of the intense Brit actor — known for his scenery-chewing turns in The Dark Knight Rises and Peaky Blinders — ‘appearing’ as a very unsettling stormtrooper who may be about to blow Finn’s (Boyega) cover.
Not only is Tom’s performance quite tense, his accent is, as one commenter put it kindly, ‘all over the f***ing place’.
Frankly, it’s not surprising the tonally odd scene, which adds nothing to the plot, ended up on the cutting room floor — not least because Hardy chose to end it by slapping Boyega on the bum.
It seems the move was intended to congratulate Boyega’s character on his promotion to officer class, but it didn’t sit well with some viewers.
As another commenter posted: ‘Did I just watch Finn get sexually harassed by a stormtrooper?’
Author: Anna Thomson