On Sunday, Tom Hardy summarily dismissed a reporter who introduced the subject of Hardy’s sexuality to a TIFF press conference. Hardy, who was promoting Legend, was aghast to see the subject switch so abruptly and on such an unnecessary tangent. The journalist attempted to resurrect a years-old interview where Tom alluded to experimentation. Hardy saw this diversion as irrelevant, and he curtly dismissed the reporter.
Now that a few days have passed, Hardy spoke with Entertainment Weekly about why he shut down the reporter’s off-topic question. Hardy expressed distaste for the invasion of his privacy during a press conference:
“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.”