October 02, 2018 10:43 AM

Tom Hardy has a tough acting coach — his son Louis!

The proud dad, 41, told Entertainment Tonight at the Venom premiere in Los Angeles that he relied on 10-year-old Louis as he prepared to star in the Spider-Man spinoff.

“He was pretty much in the driving seat for a lot of it, and I did use him as my anthology and my mythology wizard,” Hardy said. “He told me what I was doing wrong, and I was doing more things wrong than I was doing right because children are deeply honest. He was my little spirit guide in that aspect.”

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Hardy has already faced his harshest critic: “As far as I’m concerned, I passed his [test], and that’s the best I can do.”

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Hardy, who costars in Venom with Michelle Williams, also said of the movie to ET, “I’ve got a really good feeling about it. I know the whole team poured a lot of love into it, and I’ve really, really enjoyed it.”

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Hardy welcomed a child with wife Charlotte Riley in October 2015 and has Louis from a previous relationship. In 2016, he joked in Esquire UK about the perils of parenting — namely the rough sleep schedule.

“If anyone else did that to you, you’d have them up at the Hague for war crimes,” he quipped.

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Venom opens October 5.

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