There is a time and a place to ask personal questions.
Twenty-eight minutes into a press conference is neither the time nor the place.
A reporter for LGBT news outlet Daily Xtra learned that lesson the hard way after he asked Tom Hardy to discuss his sexuality at the Toronto International Film Festival Sunday. "Our question is for Tom Hardy," Graeme Coleman said. "In the film, your character, Ronnie, is very open about his sexuality. 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, prompting the audience to laugh.
"I was referring to an interview given to Attitude magazine a few years ago," he said.
"But what is your question?" Hardy asked.
"I was wondering if you find it difficult for celebrities to talk about their sexuality," Coleman said. The actor, who is expecting a child with wife Charlotte Riley, replied, "I don't find it difficult for celebrities to talk about their sexuality."