Tom Hardy Shoots Down Rumors That He's Gay

The Warrior star claims he was misquoted in a 2008 interview and is ready to set the record straight about his sexuality

Tom Hardy is not interested in men -- and he wants to the world to know it! In a new Marie Claire UK profile, Hardy, 33, addresses rumors about his sexuality that stem from a 2008 interview with Attitude magazine.

The Warrior star tells Marie Claire that while he doesn't regret anything he's done, "It's just a shame things are misconstrued and I don't get the opportunity to explain," RadarOnline reports.

In the Attitude interview, Hardy was asked if he had ever had sexual relations with a man. (He had just played a gay gangster in Guy Ritchie's RocknRolla.) "As a boy? Of course I have," he reportedly replied. "I'm an actor for f**k's sake. I'm an artist. I've played with everything and everyone. But I'm not into men sexually."

But three years later the British hunk says he was misquoted and sets the record straight. "I have never put my penis in a man," he tells Marie Claire. "I've never had a c**k in my arse, and I have no f**king desire for it. If that's what you like, cool. But it doesn't do it for me."

Despite the persistent rumors, Hardy has had no trouble keeping company with women. Last year, he proposed to English actress Charlotte Riley, whom he met while playing Heathcliff to her Cathy in a 2009 television production of Wuthering Heights. He has a 3-year-old son, Louis Thomas Hardy, with his previous girlfriend, assistant director Rachael Speed. And before that, he was married for four years to ex-wife Sarah Ward.

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