With a cast like that, if [Lawless] turned out bad, we really would have screwed up somehow. Hardy is one of the most naturally gifted actors. It was incredible how he could turn it on and off. Literally, he’d be playing Scrabble and then get up and deliver a really motive speech and you’re like ‘holy shit, how did you do that after using all seven of your letters.
- Dane Dehaan, co-star in Lawless, giving Tom praise for both his acting abilities and (I think) his Scrabble-playing talents… From GQ, Sept 2012.