Patrick Stewart says 'odd, solitary' Tom Hardy didn't interact with the 'Star Trek: Nemesis' cast: 'There goes someone we shall never hear of again'

A composite image of Patrick Stewart and Tom Hardy.
Patrick Stewart as Jean-Luc Picard in "Star Trek: Nemesis," and Tom Hardy at a screening of "Venom: Let There Be Carnage" in September 2021 in London.Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/WireImage)
  • Patrick Stewart said Tom Hardy didn't interact with the "Star Trek: Nemesis" cast.

  • In his new memoir, "Making It So," Stewart recalled working with Hardy in 2001.

  • Hardy played the villain Shinzon opposite Stewart's Jean-Luc Picard.

In his new memoir, "Making It So," the legendary actor Patrick Stewart reminisced on his impressive career on the stage and screen, including his iconic "Star Trek" role — and even meeting a young Tom Hardy.

Stewart first took the captain's chair as Jean-Luc Picard in "Star Trek: The Next Generation" back in 1987 before reprising the role in four movies, including "Star Trek: Nemesis" in 2002 and a recent sequel series.

In his memoir, Stewart remembered working alongside Hardy, who played the movie's villain.

"And 'Nemesis,' which came out in 2002, was particularly weak," Stewart wrote. "I didn't have a single exciting scene to play, and the actor who portrayed the movie's villain, Shinzon, was an odd, solitary young man from London. His name was Tom Hardy."

In "Nemesis," Shinzon is a clone of Picard; however, Stewart said he and Hardy didn't have a particularly close working relationship despite the shared character traits.

"Tom wouldn't engage with any of us on a social level," Stewart wrote. "Never said, 'Good morning,' never said, 'Goodnight,' and spent the hours he wasn't needed on set in his trailer with his girlfriend."

"He was by no means hostile — it was just challenging to establish any rapport with him," the "X-Men" actor went on to write.

After the experience on "Nemesis," Stewart admitted he didn't expect we'd see much more of Hardy, who went on to become a major movie star.

"On the evening Tom wrapped his role, he characteristically left without ceremony or niceties, simply walking out of the door," Stewart writes. "As it closed, I said quietly to Brent and Jonathan, 'And there goes someone I think we shall never hear of again.' It gives me nothing but pleasure that Tom has proven me so wrong."

Since his brief foray into the "Star Trek" universe, Hardy has found success in other big franchises, playing Bane in "The Dark Knight Rises," Max Rockatansky in "Mad Max: Fury Road," and Eddie Brock in "Venom."

Representatives for Hardy did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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