Tom Hardy had a tough battle with drug abuse and revealed that he would have "sold" his mother for crack at the height of his addiction.
In an interview with Essentials magazine, the Mad Max: Fury Road star considers himself lucky to have survived that.
"I was a shameful suburban statistic. I was told very clearly, 'You go down that road, Tom, you won't come back'. That message stayed with me clearly for the rest of my days. I am ... lucky to be here. I would have sold my mother for a rock of crack," he said.
The actor has built up a career playing tough guy roles but admits that there is more to him.
"The trouble with Hollywood is they want you to be something, then they think you're who they wanted you to be. I'm not a fighter. I'm a petite little bourgeois boy from London. People didn't sit up and take any notice of me until I started putting on weight, kicking people and being aggressive."