Hollywood actor Jeremy Renner says in a Playboy interview that he doesn't care if people think he's gay.

In the interview, the 44-year-old Renner (The Hurt Locker, Avengers: Age of Ultron) reiterated that he does not generally discuss his personal life, in particular rumors surrounding his sexuality.

“[A]s a general rule I don't respond to questions about my personal life. I'm not going to try to prove what I am or am not. It's silly, right?” he said. “When you google yourself and the first thing that comes up is 'Jeremy Renner gay,' it's like, 'Oh, now you've arrived. You're now a giant movie star.' So I just had a big laugh about it.”

In a previous interview with fashion glossy Details, Renner called speculation that he's in a romantic relationship with best friend Kristoffer Winters “horseshit.”

In a subsequent The Hollywood Reporter cover story, Renner said the rumor is “not fucking true.”

“I don't care,” he told Playboy, “ultimately, if that’s what people want to think, read and care about. Fucking say whatever the hell you want about me. Look at where we're at socially – leaps and bounds ahead of where we started. That's an amazing thing. To suggest that it’s negative, that being gay is a terrible thing, a perversion or whatever – I just don’t get it. Don’t you wish we were in a world where we’re not shaming, judging and boxing people in?”

Renner has a daughter with estranged wife Sonni Pacheco.