The just released “Call Me By Your Name” has gotten many people talking for not just its rave reviews but some of its intimate indulgences including the already infamous peach scene, to plenty of lingering shots of co-stars Armie Hammer and Timothee Chalamet lying in the sun in 1980s-era appropriate short shorts.
The latter proved reportedly a problem for Hammer as, in an interview with Andy Cohen on SiriusXM on Monday (via Vice), he revealed that the length of his trousers turned out to be a problem with his scrotum repeatedly being visible during filming to the point that they had to digitally remove his balls from some shots:
“There was a few times where they had to go back and digitally remove my balls from the movie. They were short shorts. What’re you gonna do?”
And according to Guadagnino, the fault wasn’t just in the shorts but Hammer’s equipment as well: “it’s both things” to which the host replied: “short shorts and big balls is what you’re saying.”
Hammer has made other headlines this week for different reasons as he’s found himself the subject of a divisive, exhaustive and fairly brutal piece by Anne Helen Petersen on Buzzfeed about the actor and his ‘image’. The piece asks some very legitimate questions of Hollywood wealthy white male privilege and the chances its afforded, but its good points are somewhat lost amidst its mean-spirited cheap shots at Hammer for no reason other than being an easy target.
Slammed as a hatchet job and even alleged to be a possible dirty ploy on behalf of a rival Oscar contender according to several reactions, Hammer himself responded to the piece with: “Your chronology is spot on, but your perspective is bitter AF. Maybe I’m just a guy who loves his job and refuses to do anything but what he loves to do.” Soon after Hammer quit social media.
“Call Me By Your Name” is now in cinemas.