Tom Hardy left battered and bruised filming new movie ‘Warrior’

Updated: Sep 10, 2011, 15:46 PM IST

Washington: English actor Tom Hardy is said to have been left battered and bruised during the filming of his new movie ‘Warrior’.

According to E! Online, the movie is about the son of an alcoholic ex-boxer who must train his son in preparation for a mixed martial arts tournament, and director Gavin O’Connor explained the damage the actors.

“Joel blew out his knee. He tore his ACL; Tommy broke ribs, a finger and toes. A lot of black eyes,” Contactmusic quoted him as saying.

“It was intense. We were trying not to act. That was the goal,” he stated.

Hardy, 33, who is also starring in the upcoming Batman movie, described how tough his training routine was.

“We did a couple of hours of jiu jitsu and boxing and then a couple hours of muay thai and some wrestling ever day and then some choreography and weight lifting. Then we started filming,” he said.

ANI