British actor Tom Hardy says he had gay flings in his younger years.

Hardy currently stars alongside Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Ellen Page in Inception, but the thirty-two-year-old actor got his big break starring in Star Trek Nemesis and is well known for his role as Handsome Bob in the 2008 Hollywood film RocknRolla.

Speaking with UK tabloid NOW Magazine, Hardy said he experimented with men in his younger years.

“As a boy? Of course I have,” he said.

“I'm an actor, for fuck's sake. I'm an artist. I've played with everything and everyone. But I'm not into men sexually.”

Hardy went on to explain that he loves the male “form and physicality” but not the “gay sex bit.”

“[Gay sex] does nothing for me, in the same way a wet vagina would turn someone else into a lemon-sucking freak,” he said.

Hardy said he could imagine having sex with another man, adding “we've all got an arsehole.”

The heart-throb became engaged to British actress Charlotte Riley in July. He has a son, 2-year-old Louis, with ex-girlfriend Rachael Speed.

Hardy has reportedly signed on for the fourth installment of the Mad Max series.