Tom Hardy Shuts Down Reporter Who Asks About His Sexuality

Tom Hardy Shuts Down Reporter Who Asks About His Sexuality

Tom Hardy was none too pleased when a reporter asked about his sexuality at the Toronto International Film Festival.

A reporter from the LGBT site Daily Xtra proposed a question to Hardy on Sunday during a TIFF press conference for his new film, Legend, asking: “In the film, your character Ronnie is very open about his sexuality, but given interviews you’ve done in the past, your own sexuality seems a bit more ambiguous. Do you find it hard for celebrities to talk to media about their sexuality?”

Hardy was not having it.

“What on earth are you on about?” he asked, followed by a laugh from the audience.

The reporter was referring to an interview Hardy gave to British gay magazine Attitude in 2008 during which he was asked if he had ever had sexual relations with men.

‘As a boy? Of course I have. I’m an actor for fuck’s sake. I’m an artist. I’ve played with everything and everyone. But I’m not into men sexually. I love the form and the physicality but the gay sex bit does nothing for me. In the same way as a wet vagina would turn someone else into a lemon-sucking freak. To me it just doesn’t compute now I’m into my 30s and it doesn’t do it for me and I’m done experimenting.’

But, on Sunday, Hardy was less verbose.

 “I don’t find it difficult for celebrities to talk about their sexuality,” he responded. “Um, are you asking me about my sexuality?”

“Um, sure,” the reported replied.

“Why?” Hardy asked. And then it was all over. “Thank you.”

Watch a clip of the exchange below.

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  1. Francis
    September 16, 05:27 Reply

    In writing it seems pretty super awkward but not on video. I just wonder when all these sexuality questions will die a natural death.

  2. ken
    September 16, 05:53 Reply

    He shld tell d truth jor. Tom is way too hot to be boringly straight. From d first day I saw him I knew he was DEFINITELY gay! And yes, there is such a thing as gaydar….hehehe

    • Mandy
      September 16, 06:09 Reply

      This comment reminds me of an episode in Friends when Rachel and Phoebe (I think) were trying to access if some stranger who came into the coffee shop was gay and straight, and Rachel quips, ‘Oh he’s too cute to be straight.’ It’s funny though, like there aren’t just any gorgeous straight men? Really?

    • KryxxX
      September 16, 06:22 Reply

      Dont mind Ken, Mandy! Am very sure he is joking! That gaydar of a thing be deceiving someppl. If he is too hot to be “boringly straight” does that mean that there r guys who r too cold to be gay? Seeing that u r obviously hot nd super gay…………..

  3. KryxxX
    September 16, 06:16 Reply

    I love it! I love it i love it!
    Cat got your tongue Mr reporter? Asiri gbakwaute! That answer nd tone was everything! Why? Why do you care? Bcos you love him personally or just want to make headlines?

    America might be d land of the wild nd free but some Ppl r still entitled to nd love their privacy! Your sexuality should be your business nd not everybody else’s! Except you r trying to prove a point or drive home a message!

    Reporters shaa…… Be shuking nose everywhere like nkapii looking for food!

  4. pete
    September 16, 06:26 Reply

    So sexuality is now among interview questions?

  5. #Chestnut
    September 16, 06:31 Reply

    I don’t really see a lot of “wrongness” in d reporters question o; Tom implied he used to get intimate with guys (and girls) when he was younger. now he’s married to a woman…maybe the reporter just wanted proper clarification. I know in d old interview,he already said he discovered “gay sex bit”(aka penetration; he did say in the full interview,that he’s never taken a cock in d ass or put his cock in a man’s ass…even though he’s “played” with men in d past) wasn’t his thing,but maybe the reporter thought he was trying to keep a lid on some things,in d interest of his career, all those years ago, but maybe now,since diverse sexualities are becoming more acceptable(celebrated,even), he might feel comfortable enough to come clean?

    • Tiercel de Claron
      September 16, 09:13 Reply

      All that twists and turns just to give the nosy reporter a by?.
      I hail o

  6. Ruby
    September 16, 07:23 Reply

    It is a wah oh!!!

  7. Eros
    September 16, 07:48 Reply

    Imagine this in a Nigerian setting

    Nigerian reporter: We heard the news that you just broke up with your boyfriend

    Fine Face Male Celebrity: Excuse me? *insert awkward laughter*

    Nigerian Reporter: Is it not true that you are gay and you were dating Mr. Dreadlocks-with-a-fat-body?

    Fine Face Male Celebrity: No ooo, it is not true. We were just roommates. I like girls! I like vaginas!! Give me a vagina let me suck to prove my obvious ungayness!!!

    • Ace
      September 16, 07:55 Reply

      Lol… This comment right here.

    • Pink Panther
      September 16, 07:58 Reply

      Hahahahahahahahahahaa!!! Eros, you are a total piece of work.

    • #Chestnut
      September 16, 08:34 Reply

      …But Uti doesn’t have a fat body nah,Eros.

  8. Tolu
    September 16, 09:18 Reply

    This guy looks so cute that sucking his dick would be a goal. Awww!

    September 16, 09:39 Reply

    hahahahaha….. Eros uh a character…

    Sexuality? on interviews? what do they care? why do I have to disclose my sexuality? am owing nobody that explanation biko..

    Ekenekwam Unu!

  10. Max
    September 16, 09:53 Reply

    Tom HARDY!!!!.. Total hottie..

  11. bobby
    September 16, 11:11 Reply

    Lmao…I luuh dis guy..dunno if the steewpid reporter is writing a book of sexualities…nosy douche. i luh the shutdown

  12. Oluwadamilare Okoro
    September 16, 22:38 Reply

    Humans and curiosity… Wetin consign am with the guy sexuality Biko?

    Some gay men sha … Almost looking for hot celeb to tag gay! Odiegwu

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