With Venom heading to theaters next week, Tom Hardy is in the midst of an all-out promotion tour, appearing on radio shows, talk shows, and any other show that will have him in order to talk up his newest MCU-adjacent film. But while most interviews follow a standard, tried-and-true formula, Hardy was surprised to find that his interview with BBC Radio 1 was a bit less conventional than the rest. Instead of simply answering generic questions asked by the host, Hardy was forced to answer “difficult” questions asked by kid callers. The logic being that if Hardy refused to answer, he must obviously hate children.
Fortunately, Hardy proved more than up to the task as he provided humorous insight in response to any question that was thrown his way. The first question came from a five-year-old named Cooper, who, after letting Hardy know his favorite number is 15, asked the actor: “How do you get into the TV?” Hardy explained that there was a secret entrance in the back that he used to get in, before letting Cooper know that he should only try to “enter” the TV with help from his parents.
While the opening question was a bit of a softball, an 11-year-old named Lola upped the ante when she asked Hardy: “What’s the naughtiest thing you’ve done?” Hardy couldn’t exactly give a straight answer since it would not be age-appropriate but he said she could look up some of his bad behavior online when she’s older.
And finally, Hardy received a brutal question from Jimmy, a six-and-a-half-year-old who asked, “Do you like goldfish more than humans?” For this one, Hardy got a bit philosophical, saying, “All sentient beings are important so I don’t think you can love any sentient being more than another. We can see ourselves in all living beings. One must care about all living things and approach them with love. Unless, of course, it attacks you in which case, lovingly, shoo it off with a big stick.”