Tom Hardy didn’t want to leave Peaky Blinders, according to one of his co-stars on the show.
Hardy portrayed Alfie Solomons in the BBC show from series 2 and saw his character recently written out of the programme.
Spoiler warning: The series four finale, which aired in December, saw Solomons shot and killed by Tommy Shelby (played by Cillian Murphy).
Now, actor Paul Anderson – who plays Arthur Shelby in the show – has revealed that there was “debate” over whether Solomons should be killed off or not.
“I didn’t know that was coming,” Anderson recently told Digital Spy. “We were unsure… there was a whole thing about whether or not Alfie would live or die, or get shot or not. It was up for debate and discussion.”
“I know that Tom didn’t want to go,” Anderson added. “So there was this whole thing.”
It has been announced that Peaky Blinders will return for a fifth series, which will air in 2019.
Last month saw Hardy’s 1999 rap mixtape surface online. ‘Falling On Your Arse In 1999’ was uploaded to Bandcamp by DJ Eddie Too Tall, a friend of Hardy’s who collaborated with the star on the tape.
A note read: “Made in a bedroom 1999 these mixtapes were never really finished.”