A reporter named Graeme Coleman 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?’
Taking in the question, Tom paused before he then responded: ‘What on earth are you on about?’
With the crowd at the conference erupting into laughter, Coleman then stated he was referring to comments the British actor gave in an interview with Attitude Magazine in 2008.
Still unsure how exactly to answer, Hardy replied: ‘But what is your question?’
Things then took an awkward turn as Coleman reiterated the question to which Hardy then bluntly answered: ‘I don’t find it difficult for celebrities to talk about their sexuality’.
Still trying to make sense of the line of questioning, Tom queried: ‘Are you asking me about my sexuality?’
With the reporter answering ‘sure’, the soon-to-be father-of-two swiftly shut him down by asking ‘why’ and when no answer was given Tom gave an icy: ‘Thank you’.
In 2008, Tom was quoted as responding ‘Of course I have’ when asked by Attitude Magazine if he had relations with men.
He said: ‘As a boy? Of course I have. I’m an actor for f***’s sake. I’m an artist. I’ve played with everything and everyone.’
However three years later, Hardy explained that his words were ‘misconstrued’ in a candid chat with Marie Claire in 2011.
Tom asserted: ‘I don’t regret anything I’ve ever said It’s just a shame things are misconstrued and I don’t get the opportunity to explain.’
He continued: ‘I have never put my penis in a man. I’ve never had a c*** in my a***, and I have no f***ing desire for it. If that’s what you like, cool. But it doesn’t do it for me.’
Tom and his second wife Charlotte Riley, who he met on the set of ITV1’s Wuthering Heights, wed in a secret ceremony in July 2014, after they became engaged in 2010.
Speaking about Riley in the past, last year the Inception star told Us Weekly: ‘She’s pure. She’s just a very kind, pure person.’
Hardy also has a seven-year-old son named Louis Thomas from a previous relationship and was married for five years to Sarah Ward before they divorced in 2004.
*He was really angry at first but later he answered. Lol