In the exclusive video that you can watch above, Tom Hardy says that Michael Fassbender was the first choice for his role in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy .
The British actor plays Ricki Tarr, a British agent who inadvertently uncovers a conspiracy that goes right to the top of ‘The Circus’ (British Intelligence).
In the interview, Hardy summarises his role in the film’s dense plot and gives some insight into his character, and he also admits that he wasn’t always the frontrunner to play Tarr.
On the subject of whether he was first choice for his role, Hardy said: “That’s not true with me, is it? Michael Fassbender was his first choice, I think.”
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Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy is out on DVD and Blu-ray now.
Read Total Film ’s Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy review .