Tom Hardy has it out with reporter who asks about his sexuality: 'What on Earth are you on about?'
Tom Hardy is not interested in questions about his personal life.
The 37-year-old actor was at a Toronto Film Festival panel for his upcoming movie, Legend, on Saturday, when a reporter for Daily Xtra, a Toronto LGBT publication, asked him about his reported "ambiguous" sexuality, and whether he found it difficult for celebrities to talk about their sexuality.
"What on earth are you on about?" Hardy asked.
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The reporter clarified by mentioning a 2008 Attitude magazine interview where Hardy apparently refers to same sex encounters in his past, before re-stating whether the Mad Max: Fury Road star found it difficult for celebrities to talk about their sexuality.
"I don't find it difficult for celebrities to talk about their sexuality," Hardy replied. "Are you asking about my sexuality?"
"Um, sure," the reporter responded.
Hardy dismissed the matter by asking, "Why?"
Watch the drama unfold starting at 28:12 below:
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It's not the first time Hardy has shut down a reporter whom he believes stepped out of line. At a Cannes press conference for Mad Max: Fury Road, the actor immediately shut down a reporter's sexist question about sharing the screen with "all these women" in the film, by responding, "No. Not for one minute."
However, Hardy has opened up about his personal life in the recent past. In May, the actor told Essentials magazine about battling drug abuse when he was younger.
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"I was a shameful suburban statistic," he said about his past cocaine addiction. "I was told very clearly, 'You go down that road, Tom, you won't come back. That's it. All you need to know.'"
Hardy has been sober since 2003, but confessed there were darker times, when, "I would have sold my mother for a rock of crack."
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Despite his candor, when talking about his movies, Hardy is all about the business! While discussing Mad Max: Fury Road with ET in April, Hardy admitted finding his voice was the hardest part.
"Normally, I like to get that sense of character with a vocal silhouette, and that was the toughest thing for me was to find Max's voice," he explained.