E!'s Ted Casablance dug up the two-year-old Attitude magazine interview in which actor Tom Hardy was interviewed about his role in Guy Ritchie's RocknRolla. It's where the recently-published quotes about Tom Hardy's past sexual relations were sourced.
You may recall that Hardy's rep. said they were "taken out of context", which we now see is true. However, it doesn't change the essence of what Hardy was saying — that sexuality is more fluid than most people admit and that men experiment with other men — as he did once…
It's such a tradition of London gangsters, the gay thing, what with the Krays…
I wouldn't like to say. I really wouldn't. It's an unsaid, un-talked about thing. The military get it as well. Sexual relations with men in situations where it's a necessity, like prison, are different from being homosexual.
Have you ever had any sexual relations with men?
As a boy? Of course I have. I'm an actor for *beep*'s sake. I'm an artist. I've played with everything and everyone. But I'm not into men sexually. I love the form and the physicality but the gay sex bit does nothing for me. In the same way as a wet vagina would turn someone else into a lemon-sucking freak. To me it just doesn't compute now I'm into my 30s and it doesn't do it for me and I'm done experimenting.
Have you done it all?
Not all but I can imagine. We've all got an *beep* and I can imagine. It just doesn't do it for me, sex with another man. But there's plenty of stuff in a relationship with another man, especially gay men, that I need in my life. A lot of gay men get my thing for shoes. I don't think I'm metrosexual but I'm definitely my mother's son. I have definite feminine qualities and a lot of gay men are incredibly masculine.
It interesting though, that Hardy's publicist, or whomever was assigned to complain that the quotes were taken out of context, pushed back so hard when the end result of the Daily Mail piece, "out of context" was to earn him a legion of new gay fans.