Tom Hardy wears navy shorts as he steps out to train with a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu belt

Tom Hardy looked relaxed as he stepped out for a training session in London on Friday.

The actor, 44, wore navy shorts and a black fleece zip-up sweater as he made his way to a martial arts gym.

He was spotted carrying a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu belt in his hands and slung a backpack over his shoulders.

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Laid back: Tom Hardy, 44, looked laid back as he wore navy shorts and carried a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu belt as he stepped out for a training session in London on Friday

Casual: The actor wore a black fleece zip-up sweater as he headed to a martial arts gym

Casual: The actor wore a black fleece zip-up sweater as he headed to a martial arts gym

The Dark Knight Rises actor completed his casual look with a pair of black sneakers.

He stopped to chat with a friendly neighbor he passed on his way to the gym.

The couple seemed in a jovial mood as they caught up and laughed together on the street.

Gym time: The Dark Knight Rises actor completed his casual look with a pair of black trainers

Gym time: The Dark Knight Rises actor completed his casual look with a pair of black trainers

It comes after the star recently responded to claims that Charlize Theron felt threatened by her behavior on the set of 2015 film Mad Max: Fury Road.

The pair worked together on the 2015 film, but had such an explosive on-set relationship that they were often involved in intense shouting matches, with Theron calling Hardy a ‘fucking c***’ after he did wait on set for hours.

Theron, 46, also had a producer to be with her at all times as ‘protection’ as she was ‘frightened’ by ‘aggressive’ Hardy according to New York Times columnist Kyle Buchanan’s new book.

Chat: He stopped to chat with a friendly neighbor he passed on his way to the gym

Chat: He stopped to chat with a friendly neighbor he passed on his way to the gym

Friendly: The couple seemed in jovial mood as they caught up and laughed together in the street

Friendly: The couple seemed in jovial mood as they caught up and laughed together in the street

Low-key: Tom opted for a casual appearance and showcased a long, sturdy beard

Low-key: Tom opted for a casual appearance and showcased a long, sturdy beard

Addressing the tension, Hardy admitted to Buchanan: “Looking back, I was over my head in a lot of ways. The pressure on both of us was overwhelming at times.

“What she needed was a better partner, maybe more experienced in me. It is something that cannot be faked. I’d like to think that now that I’m older and uglier, I might be worthy of this opportunity.

Hardy starred, played by Mel Gibson in the first three movies in the series, while Theron starred as newcomer Imperator Furiosa, a lieutenant of the villainous Immortan Joe (Hugh Keays-Byrne) who turns against his leader. -up with Max.

Outside: The Spider-Man: No Way Home actor showed off his toned legs as he walked through London

Outside: The Spider-Man: No Way Home actor showed off his toned legs as he walked through London

Talking: Tom and a friend were engrossed in a conversation on the street

Talking: Tom and a friend were engrossed in a conversation on the street

I was in over my head': Tom Hardy admitted Charlize Theron needed a 'more experienced' co-star on Mad Max: Fury Road after it emerged the actress 'wanted protection'' from him on set

I was in over my head’: Tom Hardy admitted Charlize Theron needed a ‘more experienced’ co-star on Mad Max: Fury Road after it emerged the actress ‘wanted protection” from him on set

In an excerpt from Blood, Sweat & Chrome: The Wild And True Story Of Mad Max: Fury Roa, published by Vanity Fair, Fury Road stunt double Natascha Hopkins shared how Theron didn’t want to waste time on set , as she was a new mother at the time and balancing her role with parenthood.

But cameraman Mark Goellnicht recalled how Hardy was often late for the start of filming.

He recounted a day when Theron was on set at eight o’clock sharp and had her made up and dressed up before entering the film’s War Rig.

However, although the producers made a “special request” for Hardy to show up on time, it would be hours longer before he arrived.

“It’s nine o’clock, still no Tom,” Goellnicht said. “Charlize, do you want to get out of the War Rig and walk around, or do you want to . . . . .” “No, I’ll stay here.” She was definitely going to score a point. She didn’t go to the bathroom, didn’t do anything. She just sat in the War Rig.

Hardy finally arrived after 11 a.m., while Theron had remained in the vehicle the entire time.

‘She jumps off the War Rig, and she starts swearing at him, saying, “Well the f**king c*** a hundred grand for every minute he held that crew up” and “How disrespectful you!” continued Goellnicht.

‘She was right. Complete rant. She shouts it. It’s so loud, it’s so windy – he may have heard some of it, but he charged it and said, “What did you tell me?”

The camera operator said Hardy seemed “quite aggressive” and his partner “felt really threatened”.

Stymied: Theron asked veteran producer Denise Di Novi to accompany her on set, but producer Doug Mitchell forced her to stay in the production office to avoid slowdowns and keep her away from director George Miller (R)

Stymied: Theron asked veteran producer Denise Di Novi to accompany her on set, but producer Doug Mitchell forced her to stay in the production office to avoid slowdowns and keep her away from director George Miller (R)

“That was the turning point, because then she said, ‘I want someone for protection. She then had a producer who had to be with her all the time,” he explained.

“It got to a point where it was a bit out of control, and there was a feeling that maybe sending a producer could maybe even a game, because I didn’t feel safe,” explained Theron.

“I sort of put my foot down. [Director] george [Miller] then said, “Okay, well, if Denise comes. . .” He was open to it and it took my breath away a bit, because I felt like another woman would understand what I was up against,’ she continued.

However, she noted that ‘when I was on set I still felt quite naked and alone’, as producer Denise Di Novi was forced to stay in the production office and not allowed on set by order of producer Doug Mitchell.

Although Hardy has said at one point that he’s attached to other Mad Max sequels, it’s unclear if those movies are still in the works.

Tom admitted: “The pressure on both of us was overwhelming at times.  What she needed was a better partner, maybe more experienced in me'

Tension: Theron called Hardy a

Tom admitted: “The pressure on both of us was overwhelming at times. What she needed was a better partner, maybe more experienced in me’

Kristen T. Prall