Interview with Armie Hammer
After my press day of beauty and interview with Lily Collins, I was beyond excited to interview the prince of Mirror Mirror. He's not just gorgeous, but Armie Hammer is talented, witty, and just as charming as he is portrayed as the prince in the upcoming Snow White feature, Mirror Mirror. We were lucky to sit down and have a nice long chat with our new pal Armie. Okay, so we're not "pals" exactly...semantics, shemantics.
If you were the 1% (no, nothing OWS here) who didn't see The Social Network, I'd advise you to, just because you get to see double the Armie for the price of one. He very convincingly plays twins in the movie----quite a different role for the 25-year-old actor who beams when asked about his role as Prince Andrew Alcott. Read on for exclusive details from the man himself about what it took to become the prince, true love, and his guilty pleasures.
Mr. Armie Hammer: Hi, Mandy. How are you?
Momtrends - Mandy: I'm talking to Armie Hammer, I'm great! So, well done, first of all.
Mr. Armie Hammer: Thank you, it was fun.
Mandy: So, you've mentioned before that when your character sees Snow [White], it's love at first sight, kindred spirits kind of thing. Do you believe in that personally? And what kind of advice would you offer young people who believe they've met the one?
Mr. Armie Hammer: I do believe in love at first sight, but I wouldn't of if I didn'??t experience it. When I first met my wife, I remember everything she was wearing the first time I saw her. And that was almost six years ago at this point. So, I do believe in love at first sight, and I think that's something that I recognized in the script. And so, it's like, "I feel like I can bring some truth to that. I have actually been through that. Lucky me." I would say for young people who think they've found the one, it's a commitment. If you think you've found the one and you're willing to really knuckle down and say, "You know what? I'm not sure what's going to be happening in 20 years, but I'??m willing to work on this for that long of a period." 30 years, 50 years, 60 years, 70 years, whatever it is, it's a serious commitment. And if you think you're ready to make it, I say don't take it lightly but do it. It's the greatest thing that ever happened to me.
(IS THAT NOT THE SWEETEST???)
Mandy: Prince Alcott is all ready to be the hero, but at the end Snow kind of steals his heroic thunder. Since kids are brought up to believe that the prince always saves the princess, what would you say to young people who question those types of gender roles?
Mr. Armie Hammer: You mean question the gender roles in the sense that they question the societal gender roles or they question how we did it in the movie?
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Mr. Armie Hammer: I mean, anybody who questions how we did it in the movie, it's like, "Come on, man, we made a fun kids' movie where the girls gets to save the day. That's a nice treat." Why not? Who says that can't happen? I definitely feel like my wife rescued me. I was heading down the bachelor path and now I come home and it feels like home. There's no longer leather furniture everywhere. It's nice. I feel that women do save the day in a lot of ways. I feel like men, left to their own devices, can just kind of wander off into whatever path of craziness they so choose. And they say behind every powerful man is a great woman, and I think that's true.
Women save the day in a lot of ways. And I think that women themselves can be the heroes. Anyone who questions that, it's like, "Come on, dude. What's the problem? Who are you mad at?"
Mandy: So, girls are always asked about their favorite products. What would you say are your three must-have items on a daily basis?
Mr. Armie Hammer: Three must-have items on a daily basis? What season we talking about here?
Mandy: Let's say a sunny day in LA.
Mr. Armie Hammer: Sunny day in LA must-have? A pair of sunglasses. My Rainbow flip-flops, and it would have been my favorite hat. But, I lost it in Albuquerque and I'??m so mad about this. I cannot find my lucky hat. So, if I was going to pick something else, yes, my wife and I have a Vespa. So, our Vespa.
Mandy: That's awesome, I want one so bad!
Mr. Armie Hammer: There'??s nothing like a sunny day in LA on a Vespa. Oh, and right now, thankfully it's this time of year, Girl Scout cookies. If you hear me eating, I apologize. My wife and I were somewhere where they were selling Girl Scout cookies, and we just bought a bunch of Samoas. We actually bought one of everything, but a bunch of Samoas.
Check out Armie Harmer as Prince Alcott in this fun clip!
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