Although things could change between now and March 4th, at the moment Armie Hammer is the frontrunner for the Best Supporting Actor Oscar. However, one person who hasn’t – and probably won’t – watch him in his acclaimed role in Call Me By Your Name is his own mother.
In the movie, Hammer plays a post-graduate student who goes to Italy for the summer, and starts to fall in love with the teenage son of his professor.
Talking to Andy Cohen, he’s revealed of his mother, “I don’t think she’ll see the movie”.
His co-star Timotheee Chalamet then joked, “Because you’re possessed.”
Hammer continued, “Yeah, she does not want to see the movie. It goes against a lot of her very strong religious beliefs. She’s very conservative. It just affirmed to me that I’m going off on my own and doing what I truly believe I should be doing as an artist. It’s her right, it’s her choice. But I also have the right to support the movies I want to do. We’ve tried to talk it out, but we’re just at opposite ends of the spectrum on that one.”
It’s been quite a busy few days for Hammer and Call Me By Your Name. The movie scored the most nominations at the Indie Spirit Awards a few days ago, and yesterday pick up Best Picture from the Gotham Awards. Both those have been seen as good signs for a strong Oscar showing.
Hammer meanwhile deleted his Twitter account after getting angry about a negative Buzzfeed article about him. However, while he may have been frustrated about that article, he could at least take solace in the fact that Call Me By Your Name scored the best limited opening of 2017 when it arrived in US cinemas last weekend.