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Armie Hammer Wants to Clear Up Misconception About Growing Up in a Wealthy Family

Armie Hammer Wants to Clear Up Misconception About Growing Up in a Wealthy Family

Armie Hammer is looking so suave in this new feature from Mr Porter!

Here’s what the 31-year-old actor had to share:

On why his mom might not see Call Me By Your Name: “It’s always awkward to say, ‘Come to this movie where you can see my ass and watch me give a blow job.’ My mum is more conservative. I don’t know if she’ll see it.”

On his decision to avoid big budget movies: “I made a decision to back out of the whole studio system a few years ago=. It was a machination of people just trying to make money, as opposed to making art. When you are studying acting, they talk about the way a movie can impact you as a performer, and I never really found that to be the case [with big-budget movies]. They were great to make and I had the best experiences of my life. But with Call Me By Your Name, I was pushed. I’m the one who has got to do it, working a 16-hour day, doing it all over again the next day. There has got to be something in it for me; it’s my life. I’d love to do a huge movie and be able to have a huge house, but at the end of the day, I know I sleep better at night, and I feel better in myself if I am doing a project that I am passionate about.”

On growing up in a wealthy family: “There is that misconception that, ‘Oh, you grew up in a wealthy family so you must have got it easier.’ I probably had opportunities that other people didn’t have. But I guarantee that other people didn’t have [parents] beating into their skull that they were the ‘representation of the family’. That was not the easiest pill to swallow. People might look at me and think my life is so perfect, but everybody wrestles with the same demons.”

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  • cafeast

    Maybe she won’t see it b/c she oesn’t want to see his son have sex? Little to do w/ conservatism.

  • Jenni

    i didnt realize he was so young

  • cinemaniac

    I agree with him about being rich. Yeah of course being rich brings you advantages but it doesn’t mean your parents are rich and you are happy. depends on your circumstances or I don’t know maybe they didnt support him being actor. whatever i didnt even know until now this dude was born into a wealthy family.

  • Hypnotist

    Yeah, I grew up in a wealthy family, also i’m attractive and am currently a movie star. But I mean, sometimes my parents would give me shit just like the rest of you broke ugly losers. Back off! Did you know movie studios are only trying to make money? Not me, I’m an ahhtist.

  • parisjok

    he is so handsome. just beautiful if I can say that and sexy too

  • Munoz Munoz

    I really like that he’s not following the “traditional” movie star steps for handsome white men and is actually making projects that are meaningful. I’m dying to see CMBYN!

  • Leopoldo Alvarez

    Great actors define what they do on screen, apart from what they are in real life… They have to be professional in every which way that they do their so-called craft to be recognized as deserving of the annual movie awards open for them.

    And the public shares complementing views on how they have done it all, on the screen, as luminary characters.

    For the actor in lead role, to earn the title of being “best actor”, I believe, this may simply depend on how he looks forward to having it…

    By being “real”, of course, to the character he plays… and by lifting the great ART to high heavens, for the worth and the value of entertainment, expression, maturity and education and such other aspects inherently connected to it…

  • Dadler

    Bro, you grew up in multi-millionaire, if not billionaire, wealth and ease and comfort. You didn’t live on welfare and food stamps in a neighborhood that scared the phuck out of you. You never worried if you’d have food in the kitchen when you got home from your shitty inner-city school. You never wondered if your family would get evicted again and find your stuff on the sidewalk. Give me a break, you spoiled halfwit. Whatever “pressure” you felt from your wealth or representing your family doesn’t mean SH*T compared to real deprivation, which you have no experience with nor, obviously, the imagination to conjure. You suffered nothing in your life worse than an overcooked chicken breast. Your lack of self-critical ability is staggering. Pfft.

  • Sherri Priestman

    I think it’s ok if people acknowledge that family life can suck whether you have money or not. It doesn’t make him an asshole.

  • Cory Weston

    You are an idiot who clearly missed his point. Grow up you idiotic twat.

  • Cory Weston

    You are a moron

  • Cory Weston

    No. He stated his mother is deeply religious and very conservative

  • cafeast

    A deeply religious jew? Does she fuck with a hole in the sheet?