Armie Hammer says he thinks actor James Woods “must have blocked me on Twitter” because he hasn’t “heard a word” from Woods since a dustup on social media.
It all started back in November, just before the release of “Call Me by Your Name,” when Woods got riled up about the movie about a romantic gay relationship between a 24-year-old graduate student and a 17-year-old son of a professor.
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In the movie, Hammer plays the grad student, while Timothee Chalamet plays the youth. (Chalamet is in his 20s.). In a tweet about the movie, Woods acted aghast over the subject matter, saying that the film was quietly chipping away “the last barriers of decency.”
When Hammer, 31, saw the tweet, he responded to Woods by pointing out that he has dated young women, writing, “Didn’t you date a 19 year old when you were 60…….?”
Indeed, several reports have mentioned Woods’ penchant for dating women either 19 or 20.
And then actress Amber Tamblyn entered the Twitter storm, saying Woods hit on her when she was a teenager – and tried to take her to Vegas.
Hammer, who was in Austin to receive an award from the Austin Film Society and to promote Friday’s premiere of his new movie, “Final Portrait,” seems to be enjoying himself around town – and he says he’s not all bothered by being blocked by Woods. He’ll be on the red carpet for “Final Portrait” – promoting another movie in which he plays a gay character, James Lord, the biographer of artist Alberto Giacometti.