When you are confident in something but your friends think the opposite, you can always make things a little interesting by turning confidence into a bet. Who doesn’t like getting a bit of cash every now and then? But when you’re a big movie star like Leonardo DiCaprio or Tom Hardy, there are bigger things at stake.
After the success of The Revenant, the Hollywood actors were definitely being considered for an Academy Award. In fact, Leo was so sure that his co-star was going to be nominated that he placed a bet on it. DiCaprio said if Hardy was nominated for his performance in the film, then he would have to get a tattoo of Leo’s choice.
Once the list of nominated actors and actresses came out, that’s when we found out that Hardy was indeed nominated for an Oscar. Since Leo was right, this meant that it was time for Tom to get inked. The actor already has a ton of tattoos all over his body, what’s one more? “[DiCaprio} wrote, in this really [expletive] handwriting: ‘Leo knows everything.’ Ha! I was like, ‘OK, I’ll get it done, but you have to write it properly,’ ” Hardy said in an interview with Esquire.
Although he agreed to getting the ink, he has still yet to come through with his part of the deal. However, we do think that he will honor it since he has done it before.
In the past, Hardy participated in a tattoo bet with his agent, Lindy King. He promised King that he would get her name tattooed on himself if he ever made it to Hollywood. Lo and behold, we think it’s safe to say that he made it. He kept his word and got her name tattooed on the inside of his arm.
And let’s just say she certainly deserves it considering that she’s gotten him huge gigs in major films like Mad Max and The Dark Knight.
Hardy may have played as a villain alongside his co-star DiCaprio, but we think he will come through with his end of the deal. We can’t wait to see this tattoo come to life and we’re sure that Leo is excited as well.