Armie Hammer Defends The Age Gap In ‘Call Me By Your Name’

Armie Hammer Defends The Age Gap In ‘Call Me By Your Name’

Call Me By Your Name star Armie Hammer has defended the age gap between the movie’s two central characters.

The 2017 film follows the gay love affair between 17-year-old Elio (Timothée Chalamet) and 24 Oliver (Hammer), leading many to criticise the film.

In an interview with the Hollywood Reporter, Armie Hammer defended Elio and Oliver’s relationship, insisting that they weren’t trying to purposely make it seem “predatory”.

“We weren’t trying to make some salacious, predatory movie,” he said. “The age of consent in Italy is 14. So, to get technical, it’s not illegal there. Whether I agree with that or not, that’s a whole ‘nother Oprah, you know?”

He later admitted that if he had a 17-year-old child who was dating someone in their mid-20s, then he would “probably” feel uncomfortable.

“But this isn’t a normal situation: The younger guy goes after the older guy. The dynamic is not older predatory versus younger boy.”

The 31-year-old actor also revealed how Luca Guadagino, the film’s director, threw the actors into the deep end to help make them feel more comfortable with the film’s many intimate moments.

Hammer explained: “It was our first official rehearsal. We’re in the field behind the villa – me, Timothee and Luca. And Luca says, ‘Let’s just start with scene 62.’”

“So we flip to the scene, and the stage directions read: ‘Elio and Oliver are laying on the berm making out aggressively.’”

Hammer admitted that there was a moment of quiet hesitation before the two actors “just went for it.”

“Trial by fire,” he joked.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Previous Waka Pass Diaries (No Kiss But Tell)
Next Grindr is no longer ‘men-only’ as update adds support for women and trans people

About author

You might also like

The Happenings 2 Comments

“Some of the most intense misogyny I see comes from gay men.” LGBT Rep. Brian Sims says

Rep. Brian Sims, the only out LGBT politician serving in the state of Pennsylvania, has been making a name for himself. He recently shared some of the homophobic hate mail

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
The Happenings 10 Comments

Gay Porn Site Shows White Cops Raping Black Men, With Racist Descriptions

Porn sites in general – and gay porn sites are no exception – offer fantasies. Sometimes they’re just fantasies of men having sex in front of you, and sometimes things

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
The Happenings 13 Comments

World Health Organization names anti-gay Zimbabwe leader Robert Mugabe as ‘goodwill ambassador’

The World Health Organization’s director general just appointed Zimbabwe’s fiercely anti-gay leader Robert Mugabe as a Goodwill Ambassador. In a move that shocked the United Nations, Tedros Adhanom made the

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

1 Comment

  1. Yazz Soltana
    November 24, 14:53 Reply

    I don’t really get the fuss
    But are the actors straight..

Leave a Reply

Click here to cancel reply.