London: Hollywood actor Tom Hardy says he trained so hard for his new film 'Warrior' that he didn't care whether people regarded it as great drama or not.
The 33-year-old actor wasn't thinking about whether the movie, which saw him as a fighter trained by his former alcoholic father, will be a success, a website reported.
"Is it 'Rocky' meets 'Raging Bull'? Yes, if you want that hyperbole. But it's a very intricate family drama, to the backdrop of an MMA movie - which is fantastic.
"In hindsight I can see it's great drama, but when you're getting your teeth kicked in and eating endless chicken and broccoli, you don't really care," he said.
The 'Dark Knight Rises' star found it a challenge to train for the film, which saw him put on 28lb of muscle, but he is more interested in the spiritual dimension of the motion picture rather than the fighting aspects.
"I did two hours boxing a day, two hours mai tai, two hours ju jitsu followed by two hours of choreography and two hours of weightlifting seven days a week for three months. So come on! You have to really want to do that, so it was a challenge," he added.