Last week Inception hunk Tom Hardy reportedly acknowledged he messed around with other guys in the past. “I’m an actor for fuck’s sake. I’ve played with everything and everyone. I love the form and the physicality, but now that I’m in my thirties, it doesn’t do it for me. I’m done experimenting but there’s plenty of stuff in a relationship with another man, especially gay men, that I need in my life.” Now a “source” claims Hardy was, ahem, misquoted.
“A lot of people say I seem masculine, but I don’t feel it,” Hardy continued. “I feel intrinsically feminine. I’d love to be one of the boys but I always felt a bit on the outside. Maybe my masculine qualities come from overcompensating because I’m not one of the boys.”
Now is Hardy’s backtracking another instance of overcompensating?
E!’s catty gossip gay Tom Casablanca quotes “a source close to the rising star” who insists the remarks were “all taken out of context.” How so? Because Hardy “was discussing a gay role and quotes coming from the character.” As we pointed out before, Hardy played Handsome Bob, a gay ganster in 2008’s RocknRolla, and while I haven’t seen every film in his IMDB, five minutes of Googling and I couldn’t find another gay role (unless something called Layer Cake has some double meaning I’m unaware of).
So either Hardy — who is engaged and planning a wedding with stunning fiance Charlotte Riley — has a tendency to quote scripts he used to work on to British reporters, or he absolutely had a hardy old time with other gents in his younger years. And now his handlers are working to erase it.