Tom Hardy, who we know from Inception, Lawless, Venom, and so much more, has joined the ranks of actors who are reading to kids during the stay-at-home order phase of the pandemic. Hardy previously appeared on the BBC channel CBeebies, on the series Bedtime Stories, a few years ago and was a big hit with the mothers, or, uh, kids, I mean.
At the end of this month, the actor will appear with his French Bulldog, Blue, and he will read one bedtime story per night for a week. Here’s the intro to his first story:
“Hello. I’m Tom. Sometimes, on a day like this, I feel strong and happy. But on other days, I just need somebody to give me a hug. Tonight’s bedtime story is all about a little cactus called Felipe, who just wants a hug too.”
And here’s the list of stories he will be reading to his fans:
Hug Me by Simone Ciraolo
Under The Same Sky by Robert Vescio and Nicky Johnston
There’s A Tiger In The Garden by Lizzy Stewart
Don’t Worry, Little Crab by Chris Haughton
The Problem With Problems by Rachel Rooney and Zehra Hicks
Hardy’s readings will begin on April 27th.