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Armie Hammer Reveals Why 'Call Me by Your Name' Made Him 'Nervous as a Performer'

Director Luca Guadagnino and stars Armie Hammer and Timothee Chalamet stopped by the Variety Studio Presented by AT&T at the Toronto International Film Festival to talk about their new movie, “Call Me by Your Name.”

Hammer revealed that he was initially hesitant to take on the role, which finds his character in a relationship with Chalamet’s and is already drumming up Oscar buzz.

“It’s a level of intimacy and it’s a level of subtly that I know is difficult to achieve, and that made me nervous as a performer,” Hammer said. “So I definitely had my reservations and fears and then I had a great conversation with Luca, and by the end of it, I sort of, with his help and understanding, I sort of came to the realization that I have to do this movie because it will challenge me, and because it does make me nervous.”

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