Tom Hardy Felt ‘Really, Really Annoyed’ by Journalist’s Sexuality Question
On Sunday (Sept. 13, 2015) while attending a press conference at the festival, the actor was asked by a journalist if he ‘finds it hard for celebrities to talk to media about their sexuality.’ Hardy became understandably irritated, and shut down the reporter. What followed was a social media frenzy.
And now, Hardy’s reflecting on the uncomfortable moment with Entertainment Weekly, saying it really, really annoyed him.
“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.”
Tom went on to say:
“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.”
Back in 2008, Tom says he was misquoted in Attitude magazine when it came to his sexuality. Since then, he’s been asked about it often, but reinforces that he’s straight. He says the questions he received at the TIFF press conference felt like an invasion of privacy.
Watch the awkwardness unfold below: