Tom Hardy has revealed that he wanted to appear completely naked in his new show Taboo.
The dark drama will follow the story of the Brit's character James Delaney, a traveller that everyone thought was dead until he returns to London 10 years later.
The 39-year-old spoke about a piece of cloth being the only thing covering him up, "You're lucky there was a loin cloth because I didn't want one."
Baring All: Tom is very exposed in his new role on Taboo | FOX
The actor told BBC, "It's not a period drama until someone gets naked and covers themselves in blood. At least you're showing willing.
"I was in Tilbury, in the moat, in the docks, with nothing on. We were trying to eke out drama from any opportunity and none of that makes the cut."
Taboo will air this Friday 7th of January on BBC One at 9.15pm.
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