Charlotte Riley is doing some promotional work right now for her latest project The Town with Andrew Scott and was also asked by TV Choice about her every day life with fabulous fiancé Tom —
Both you and your fiancé Tom Hardy have worked in America. How have you found Hollywood?
LA is a very specific experience and, in small doses, it can be quite good fun. I don’t think LA is somewhere I’ll ever move, or we’d ever move to because it’s just too far away from Middlesbrough quite frankly! It’s really good fun and loads of lovely people go there, but it’s just not for me really. But you know, it’s grand to go out there and do the work and have fun. It’s funny people think I live there now and I’m like, ‘No’.
Do people assume Tom is over there, too?
Yes, but just because you’re doing Hollywood films, it doesn’t necessarily mean you have to live in LA.
Do you struggle to see each other if you’re on different continents?
We have a very strict rule that we see each other every two weeks. We’ve been lucky. The job I just did was very exhausting, so I took a long period of time off to spend time with my family and Tom, and he had some time off before. He’s doing Mad Max now, so we had six months together. We’ve been quite blessed really and we make it work.
Did you see him wearing the scary Bane mask for The Dark Knight Rises because he looks kind of frightening, doesn’t he?
Yes I did. Yeah.
How was that?
It was wicked. It was really cool. It’s interesting living with a person that’s bald and five times the size he normally is. I said to him last night, ‘When am I just going to have a normal boyfriend where you’re not either bald and huge?’ He had a beard for like six months for Mad Max and he’s just shaved it all off. Hurrahhhhh! I was like, ‘Oh my God, you have a face! Amazing! There you are, the person that I fell in love with.’
Are there any plans to work together?
Oh, I’m sure there will be, somewhere along the line when we are like 70. No, I’m joking. Yes, definitely. How could you not want to? We work very well together creatively.
Have you got any projects in mind?
No, not yet. But we will do I’m sure.
Any plans to get married?
Yes, I’m sure it will happen at some point soon.