Hardy dresses up as Elton for film

Hampshire Chronicle: Tom Hardy says he has borrowed some of Sir Elton John's belongings to play him Tom Hardy says he has borrowed some of Sir Elton John's belongings to play him

Tom Hardy has revealed that he likes to use the belongings of people he plays - so he has borrowed some "kit" from Sir Elton John for the film Rocketman.

Locke star Tom is due to play the bespectacled singer in a biopic that will begin filming in the autumn and told the Daily Mail how he was preparing for the role.

He said: "When I play a real person, I like to have bits of them. Since I can't take physical body parts and sever those, I try and grab as much 'kit' off them as possible."

Tom joked: "Then you can sell it on eBay."

Recently, the Inception star told the Wall Street Journal he had some nerves over his singing ability: "I can't hold a tune to save my life. God knows how I'm going to do that.

"But then I couldn't cage fight before I'd gotten in with Warrior. And I still can't. I'm not supposed to be a cage fighter. I'm only playing one."

Tom also explained what it was that made him choose roles: "It comes back to a very basic principle of story. Is it interesting? Do I want to be a part of it? Yes. How does it work? That's when you get back to a pragmatic sense of 'What's the practical next step?'

"I don't get up in the morning and go, 'I have to find a piece where I can look into someone's eyes'."

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