He”s gearing up for the premiere of “The Lone Ranger” and during promotions, Armie Hammer scored a feature in the July/August 2013 issue of Playboy magazine.
While rocking a western ensemble for the Lorenzo Agius-shot spread, the 26-year-old actor chatted about a possible role in “Fifty Shades of Grey” and also revealed where he took his wife, Elizabeth Chambers, on their first date.
Check out a few highlights from Mr. Hammer”s interview below. For more, be sure to visit Playboy!
On taking on the role as Christian Grey:
“No one actually offered me the movie, but while I was working on “Long Ranger” my agent brought it up, and I said, “Nope.” I mean come on- it”s just mommy porn. I”m not going to sit on top of a laundry machine in spin cycle reading about putting a ball gag in someone”s mouth. That doesn”t do it for me.”
On not being a stranger to Playboy:
“I almost got kicked out of eighth grade for selling Playboy. Me and this guy had a ring where we”d bring magazines packaged with a bottle of lotion to school and sell them to the kids for $20. Then I got called into a teacher”s office. He said, “I”ve heard you”re bringing in these nudie magazines.” I said, “Nope, not me.” He went, “So you wouldn”t mind if we checked your locker” Which he then went and did. We”d stashed the acutal magazines in bushes by the school, but there was a ton of lotion in the locker. All he could say was, “Why do you have so much lotion” I said, “I get dry hands.” They couldn”t prove I was selling the magazines, so I got away with it. Fun!”
On romancing Elizabeth:
“My wife and I were supposed to go skeet shooting on our first date, but it started to rain so we ended up going to a bunch of art galleries and then a porno store instead.”
On his guilty pleasures:
“I have the most guilty, abusive relationship with McDonald”s. Left to my own devices I”d probably eat four Big Macs a week. My wife, Elizabeth, says, “You can”t fill your body with that crap – they put eyeballs in it!” and I go, “Sounds good!””