Inception star Tom Hardy has revealed he had a string of gay flings as a teenager.
The British actor, who is engaged to British actress Charlotte Riley, says gay men understand his “feminine” side but he no longer “experiments”.
Asked if he has ever had sex with other men, he said: “As a boy? Of course I have. I’m an actor … but now that I’m in my 30s, it doesn’t do it for me.”
Hardy, who has a son aged two, added: “A lot of gay men get my thing for shoes. I have definite feminine qualities.”
He told Now magazine: “A lot of people say I seem masculine, but I don’t feel it. I feel intrinsically feminine.
“I’d love to be one of the boys but I always felt a bit on the outside.
“Maybe my masculine qualities come from overcompensating because I’m not one of the boys.”