Tom Hardy was in Toronto this weekend promoting Legend at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF).
A reporter for LGBT news outlet Daily Xtra asked Tom to discuss his sexuality at the movie’s press conference.
“Our question is for Tom Hardy,” Graeme Coleman said. “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?”
“What on earth are you on about?” Tom asked, causing the audience to laugh.
“I was referring to an interview given to Attitude magazine a few years ago,” he said.
“But what is your question?”
“I was wondering if you find it difficult for celebrities to talk about their sexuality,”
“I don’t find it difficult for celebrities to talk about their sexuality. Are you asking about my sexuality?”
“Um…” The reporter was at loss for words.
Tom then cut him off, saying, “Thank you.”
Some people may applaud Tom for his witty comeback or some might find it rude, either way questions at TIFF should be mainly focused on the movie.
In the movie Legend, out on Oct. 2, Tom plays identical twins Ronald Kray and Reginald Kray, who terrorized London in the ’50s and ’60s. Emily Browning plays Frances Shea, Reggie’s wife, while Taron Egerton plays Edward “Mad Teddy” Smith, a gay man who was said to allegedly have had affairs with Ronnie.
What do you think of Tom calling out the reporter?