Armie Hammer Says He's Not Sure the World Will Be a Better Place By the Time His Daughter Grows Up
By Alex Ungerman
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Armie Hammer is done trying to predict the future.
The Call Me By Your Name star opens up about the national conversation about sexual harassment in a new candid interview toMr. Porter, where he admits that he's not sure the world will be a better place for women by the time his 3-year-old daughter Harper grows up.
“I am at the ‘abandon all hope ye who enter here’ point,” the 31-year-old actor explains. “I don’t even know if the world is going to survive that long. Stephen Hawking says that we have got about another 100 years left.”
With that said, Hammer recognizes the positive cultural changes that appear to be taking place in a "post-Weinstein Hollywood."
“It seems like this shift is happening,” he says. “The people in power are no longer free to abuse it recklessly, which is great. For so long it was expected that the powerless would just take it.”
One step Hammer himself has taken is to pursue roles that highlight the kinds of role models he wants Harper to have.
Of taking on a forthcoming biopic about Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg, starring Felicity Jones, Hammer says, "I made this film for my daughter,” adding, “I want her to have stories of strong women who changed the world from their own ironclad will. I don’t think there are enough of these out there.”
And Hammer believes exposure to new ideas is the key to development, not just in children, but adults too. His own education comes through the homosexual coming-of-age story, Call Me By Your Name.
"I feel like making this movie has freed me up in so many ways," he explains. "I no longer have to subscribe to the societal expectations of being a straight white male. The more a child travels, the less they are likely to be racist or xenophobic. This was like travelling, but just in an emotional capacity.”