British actor Tom Hardy, who'll play villain Bane in The Dark Knight Rises, has dismissed gay rumors as “doesn't do it for me.”

The 33-year-old actor is best known in the United States for his roles in Inception, Star Trek Nemesis and RocknRolla, the 2008 film in which he played Handsome Bob. He currently stars in the action film Warrior.

Last year, Hardy allegedly told UK tabloid NOW Magazine that as a young man in his twenties he had experimented with other men.

“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.”

In a new interview with UK glossy Marie Claire, Hardy reiterated that he had been misquoted.

I have never put my penis in a man,” he told the magazine. “I've never had a cock in my arse, and I have no fucking desire for it. If that's what you like cool. But it doesn't do it for me.”

The glossy wrote: “He's irritated his words were taken out of context but concedes, 'one thing worse than being talked about is not being talked about.'”