British actor Tom Hardy said Thursday that he refused to answer a reporter's question about his sexuality because he found it “rude.”

“I think everybody is entitled to the right to privacy,” Hardy told The Daily Beast. “I'm under no obligation to share anything to do with my family, my children, my sexuality – that's nobody's business but my own. And I don't see how that can have anything to do with what I do as an actor, and it's my own business.”

Graeme Coleman of the LGBT publication Daily Xtra asked the question Sunday during a press conference at the Toronto Film Festival for the film Legend, in which Hardy plays identical twin crime bosses Ronald and Reginald Kray.

“In the film, your character Ronnie is very open about his sexuality,” Coleman started. “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?”

“What on Earth are you on about?” Hardy asked.

Coleman answered that he was referring to a 2010 Attitude magazine interview in which Hardy allegedly admitted to having sexual relations with other men. Hardy later claimed that he had been misquoted.

“I don't find it difficult for celebrities to talk about their sexuality,” Hardy replied after Coleman repeated his question. “Are you asking me about my sexuality?”

“Um, sure,” Coleman answered.

“Why?” Hardy answered, then added, “Thank you.”

Hardy told The Daily Beast that he felt the question was rude.

“It’s important destigmatizing sexuality and gender inequality in the workplace, but to put a man on the spot in a room full of people designed purely for a salacious reaction?” he rhetorically asked. “To be quite frank, it’s rude.”