Tom Hardy was making headlines not because of his new biopic but over shutting down a reporter during the Legend press conference at TIFF a few days ago. During the conference, a reporter asked about his sexuality during a press conference for his latest film, Legend.
Back then, a reporter named Graeme Coleman from the LGBT site Daily Xtra, asked Hardy during the Q&A,
"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?"
Tom paused for a second and then responded, "What on earth are you on about?"
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The crowd burst into laughter, and Coleman then stated he was referring to comments the Mad Max: Fury Road actor gave in an interview with Attitude Magazine in 2008.
Hardy replied, "But what is your question?"
Now the British actor spoke to Entertainment Weekly and said he is happy to discuss about his sexual preferences, but wasn't prepared to speak about it when it was brought up at the Toronto International Film Festival on Sunday in front of journalists.
The actor who is expecting a first child with wife, Charlotte Riley said that the reporter's question was 'annoying' and 'inelegant'. He said, "That really, really annoyed me. It was just the inelegance of being asked in a room full of people. Now I'm happy to have a conversation, a discussion, at a reasonable time about anything. I'm confident in my own sexuality, and I'm also confident in my own being and talking about any issue you want to talk about it. But there is a time and a place for that."
"I found it very humiliating for somebody to decide that on his dime and his time, to openly and inelegantly pursue a line of questioning which I could only sense at the moment - which was quite awkward - that it was zeroing in on a reaction from me that would become a topic of discussion that had nothing to do really, really to do with what was there," he added.
Tom Hardy married Charlotte in 2014 and the couple is expecting their first child together. He is already a father to son, Louis Thomas with ex girlfriend, Rachael Speed.