Charlotte Riley: I need comfort

Tom Hardy secured a role in Peaky Blinders without realising his partner Charlotte Riley had also landed a part.

Charlotte Riley’s perfect night in involves salt and vinegar crisps and reality TV.

The Edge of Tomorrow actress lives with partner and fellow actor Tom Hardy. While the British actress wouldn’t be drawn on rumours that they married earlier this year, she did open up to British magazine Grazia about a typical evening in their household.

“At home, I’m just in tracksuit bottoms; my friends tease me because I always go for comfort,” she confessed. “[I watch] Don’t Tell the Bride and [reality show] Geordie Shore back to back with salt and vinegar crisps, that’s my night sorted.”

While the 32-year-old enjoys being in her sweatpants at home, she didn’t have that luxury on the set of British TV show Peaky Blinders. She plays the part of May in the series, who is an independent, wealthy woman, and it required her to wear full period attire. But she was jealous of the male characters and their costumes.

“Filming the scene where May and Tommy meet, all the Peakies were standing to one side. I remember thinking, I want to be one of the lads!” she confessed. “I want short back and sides and to have razor blades in my cap. I just want to be in the cool gang!”

In a twist of fate, her 37-year-old beau also landed a part in the programme without her knowledge.

Charlotte secured her role while she was away filming another project and when she told Tom, she found out he had befriended creator Steven Knight when they filmed Locke together and had also landed a part as Alfie Solomon, a London gangster.

“We didn’t overlap [with filming]” she added. “But I watched him do some scenes with our dog. Then the dog also bagged himself a role.”
Copyright: Cover Media 2014

Sunday, 12. October 2014