Armie stopped by Lorraine last week when he was in London to talk about On The Basis of Sex.
Written by Mouza on February 12 2019
The privilege of wealth and the impact of his family’s oil money on his film career are subjects that Armie Hammer addresses head on (and with the help of a Martini or two) in GQ’s March cover interview, out this week. On white privilege, Hammer admits that it would be wrong of him, and the industry as a whole, to sit back and pretend that the system hasn’t benefited some, while penalising others, simply because of differing backgrounds.
“There are white people who exercise their white privilege with or without knowing it and I would be foolish to sit here and say, ‘Well, that has nothing to do with my career.’ I can’t sit here and say that. But also, people must be aware of the work ethic it takes. I get it. Guys like me have got a lot from being guys like me. Even if white privilege does have anything to do with it, there is a lot of work I put into this.”
Hammer also goes into some depth for the first time about the choice he made not to rely on his family’s wealth. “It was a conversation I had with myself: you can be this person or you cannot. I would rather not. It wasn’t about cutting ties or bonds with my parents or anything like that. It was about strengthening myself.”
Although Hammer here apologises again for having a pop at those who genuinely had a long relationship with Lee, he also underlines the thing that truly bugs him about celebrity culture. “Let me be clear. I do not feel badly for the people that I offended who met Stan Lee once and were capitalising and masking self-promotion as false grief.”
Heaf put it to Hammer that, despite being in his early thirties, Hammer doesn’t seem to have a kinship with his fellow millennials. “I am a millennial. You’re right. I totally should. And I can’t say I am not a millennial, but I’m not a millennial. I don’t get it. It doesn’t resonate with me. I don’t know why millennials will go to a wedding and take a picture of themselves on the dance floor and then post it on social media and be like, ‘Congratulations to Sarah and Jeff, so happy for you guys!’ Just what the hell is that? That just doesn’t make any sense to me. [More at Source]
Written by Mouza on December 29 2018
With 2018 coming to an end, and as per your very loud and clear demand on twitter, I thought it would be a good time to recap Armie’s professional activities in the past year.
January started with the beginning of the Award Season following up the huge success of Call Me By Your Name, Armie was nominated to a few awards and made an appearance in the 29th Annual Palm Springs Festival, New York Film Critics Film Awards, The Annual AFI Awards, BAFTA LA Tea Party, 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards, The National Board of Review Annual Awards Gala, Critics’ Choice Awards and London Critics Circle Film Awards.
The end of January took Armie to Sundance to promote Sorry to Bother You with the cast and crew, including my other favorite person, Steven Yeun.
February and March were a bit slow with Armie doing one international appearance for Call Me By Your Name then doing a couple of fashion appearances, plus the Oscars!
March brought in a double promotion for Armie as he attended SXSW to promote Sorry to Bother You and Final Portrait.
In April, it was announced that Armie joined the cast of Straight White Men. He joined the rehearsals and we didn’t see much of him in the following months until the first photocall of the play in June.
Filmography wise, there are a few upcoming project to look forward to. Rebecca, with Lily James. The upcoming confirmed sequel of Call Me By Your Name and a personal favorite of mine, Death on the Nile with Gal Gadot.
Written features that include new photoshoots were also a huge part of 2018, We’ve been lucky with the amounts of portraits sessions that featured Armie which made choosing just 4 hard but those were my personal favorite.
I’d also like to wish Armie (and you guys) a happy new year, may 2019 brings you and your families joy and happiness.
Written by Mouza on December 27 2018
Eschewing the family fortune, Hollywood “It” guy Armie Hammer has found fame the old-fashioned way: on his own two feet.
Oh, it was such a sleepy, idyllic town until Armie Hammer came along with those chiseled charms of his. Eighteen months ago, the Italian city of Crema drew occasional visitors for its sweet ravioli and the Gothic 17th-century bell tower in the piazza. But then something positively scandalous happened involving an overripe hollowed-out peach, and Crema was anonymous no more.
If you’ve seen Call Me By Your Name, you’re aware of the indelible moment in which Hammer plays erotic muse to last year’s juiciest moment in film. To sidestep spoilers, let’s just say that Timothée Chalamet, Hammer’s young costar in the coming-of-age drama, discovered a fruit-forward way of quenching his desire for Hammer’s character. Heaps of award nominations (including a Golden Globe nod for Hammer’s performance) and a global invasion of drosophilalike movie tourists followed.
“I went back to Crema after Call Me By Your Name had already come out, and walked into the duomo, which had been so calm and lovely when we filmed,” Hammer, 32, says, shaking his head a little in the courtyard of a Hollywood hotel. At 6 feet, 5 inches with bright blue eyes and a polished smile, the movie star in the conversation is impossible to mistake for someone else. “A few girls were standing together looking at their phones, and one of them looked up at me and just went, ‘Holy f—! There he is!’ And I thought, That’s it. Everything’s different here now.”
You could say that about Hammer too. The actor noticed a change at the Oscars last year. The first time he attended, in 2011, to support The Social Network (through the magic of split screens, Hammer played both of the Winklevoss twins, who claimed the Facebook idea was theirs), he felt lost in the blur. “You’re on the red carpet looking around at all the insanity going, ‘What the hell?’” he says. “It was like being in a car accident.” But last year, the experience was one to savor. “I walked into a situation where suddenly I’d done a lot of work with a bunch of different people, and it was all, ‘Hey, how are you?’ ‘Oh, wow, great to see you.’ ‘Isn’t this fantastic?’”
Hammer’s orbit continues to widen. This season, he appears opposite Felicity Jones and Justin Theroux in On the Basis of Sex, a biopic directed by Mimi Leder about the life of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Hammer plays Marty Ginsburg, a husband-of-the-century type who cooked and cleaned, and also argued cases alongside his wife in support of her pioneering legal career. “I talked to a lot of Marty’s law students and family members, and said, ‘Be totally honest—he couldn’t have been as great a guy as we’re making him out to be,’ and they all said, ‘You’re right. He was better.’ What the hell do you do with that as an actor?” Hammer obviously figured it out: The role is getting early Oscars buzz in the best supporting actor category. [Source]