Is Tom Hardy Gay? Watch His Perfect Answer to This Nosy Question (VIDEO)

Tom Hardy TIFFHottie English actor Tom Hardy was in Toronto this weekend for the premiere and press conference of his new film Legend. In the film, Hardy plays a set of twins, one of whom happens to be gay. You'd think that by now a man who self-identifies as straight could play a gay character without the press questioning his sexual orientation, but sadly for Tom you'd be wrong -- and you'd also discover that Tom Hardy is not going to suffer foolish questions lightly.

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During the press conference, a reporter from the LGBT publication Daily Xtra started the awkward exchange by 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 responded with a pause and then the perfect response: "“What on earth are you on about?”

When the reporter repeated the question, Hardy forced him to get to his real point: "I don’t find it difficult for celebrities to talk about their sexuality. Are you asking me about my sexuality?"

The reporter replied, "Umm, sure," before receiving from Tom a curt "Why?" and a firm "Thank you" to end the interview. You can cringe your way through the interaction by watching along here:

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Although Hardy has given interviews in the past where he has discussed his sexual orientation, most notably in a 2008 Attitude magazine where he seemed to allude to some past same-sex experimentation, the fact that he was questioned about this during a press conference is just ridiculous. Whatever Hardy's leanings are, and it is worth noting that he is married to actress Charlotte Riley and has publicly stated that he is straight, it is nobody's business but his.
 
It reminds me of the days when reporters would regularly ask Britney Spears about the state of her virginity, which was over the line and not a question anyone should have to answer, famous or not.
 
So, good job, Tom -- way to shut that nonsense down!
 
 
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