Armie Hammer Talks Going Nude To Shoot 'Call Me By Your Name'

By now, you've probably heard about Call Me By Your Name, the forthcoming feature-film that tells the story of a romantic affair had between a 17-year-old young man (Timothée Chalamet), and a 24-year-old academic played by Armie Hammer.

Having spent days shooting the film in the nude, Hammer expressed his concern about what might happen when the footage surfaced in later years.

Speaking at the film's screening at the Hamptons International Film Festival, he previously said:

"I was a little nervous about all the nudity that was originally in the script. And I had images of my daughter being at school, and she's 13 years old, and people are teasing her and printing out pictures of my penis and, I thought, 'Oh man!" 

Although audiences won't see much more than his bottom in the film due to "no frontal nudity clauses" signed by both him and Chalamet, Hammer said that shooting in the buff was at first a big step out of his comfort zone.

Speaking to IndieWire, he said:

“We spent several days shooting this movie completely nude.

“After the first take you really how silly all the nerves are that you’ve built up about this thing.”

Hammer also spoke about his Twitter exchange with conservative actor James Woods.

You may recall that Woods tweeted to criticize the age gap between the film's central characters.

To which Hammer had an incredible reply.

Hammer told IndieWire:

“He made a comment about our movie and I acted out, said something back, and I was not expecting it to take traction like it did.”

"It’s the only thing I’ve done that’s ever gone viral. Had I known it was going to happen, I probably would’ve avoided the whole thing.”

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I have yet to see a believable movie about gays played by and/or directed by straight people. I didn't like "Brokeback" at all. About half way through, it looked more like a story that straight people think gay people are like.

In these types of movies, significant subtleties are left out and false stereotypes get quietly peppered all over. A Gay relationship isn't just a matter of swapping a guy for a girl in relationships. The easiest way to ruin it for me is a kissing scene. They always try to emulate a woman or a porn movie. (Emulated) gay sex is the same way, a terrible attempt at Gay men having straight or porn sex. Kissing, sex, and relationships, I've never seen or heard about it s they portray.

As such, I don't get much enjoyment seeing straight people watching what other straight people is Gay romance; it's very off-puting. I liked "Latter Days (2003)", it came the closest to a closeted young man's first encounters. (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0345551/ )

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It's a FEATURE FILM not a PORN movie. Seriously guys! It's statements like these that reinforce stereotypes that all Gay Men are empty headed & in a constant state of heat! Stop.....Just Stop!

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i would love to see Armie's Hammer... i loathe nudity clauses signed by pussy actors... must not be worth showing...lol

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This is just another "Fifty Shades" all over again.  No decent skin from Jamie Dornan then, and no decent skin from Armie Hammer now.  Why?  Because straight actors are "shy" and are afraid that showing what they're working (or not) with is going to damage their reputation.  Maybe they should take a step back and consider just what it is that makes them so uncomfortable.  It is called ACTING, after all.

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