Armie Hammer Wants People to Stop Asking Him About His Hot New Film’s Gay Crotch Grab
In a recent interview, actor Armie Hammer admits the question he hates being asked while promoting his new film, Call Me By Your Name. In the film, Hammer plays a postgrad student who comes to stay with the family of 17-year-old Timothée Chalamet for the summer in Italy. The two end up falling in love.
To Vanity Fair, Hammer admits that he gets asked a lot of good questions while promoting the new film, which is in theaters now, but he also gets quite a lot of dumb ones thrown his way.
“You sit down with some people and they’ll ask you a question about the movie and you go, ‘Oh my god, I never even considered that. Wow! What a great, great take!’” the 31-year-old actor reveals. “But then also you sit down with people who ask you dumb questions and you’re like, ‘Oh, you really went to the base level of … OK, fine, sure.’”
The interviewer cites questions like, “What robe do you wear during the nude scene?” as an example, but Hammer reveals they’re more probing than just that: “Yeah, like, ‘How was it when Timmy had to grab your crotch?’ I’m like, we’re making a movie, what are you talking about? These guys are in love. Like, shut up.”
So there you have it: The most annoying thing he’s been asked about while doing press for Call Me By Your Name would have to be the Armie Hammer crotch grab by Chalamet.
Call Me by Your Name opened at only four venues in Los Angeles and New York over the weekend. But despite the film’s limited release, it saw stellar returns, making $404,874 for an impressive per-screen average of $101,219. That’s the best three-day limited opening of 2017, beating the Lady Bird opening ($364,437 on four screens on Nov. 3), and the highest since La La Land opened with $881,104 at five venues in December 2016.
Call Me by Your Name received six Spirit Award nominations, including for Best Feature, for Timothée Chalamet as Best Male Lead, for Armie Hammer as Best Male Supporting and for Luca Guadagnino in the directing category.